I love writing about old marrieds. They have the best jokes, they know how to cook, and they have the most fun in bed. Plus, the fights are epic. Way better than newlyweds and first dates. When you’ve got the dirt on someone going back twenty-plus years, you both have home court advantage.Continue reading
One of my birthday greetings on Facebook included a hope that I’d had sufficient chocolate. Ironically, since I live in a household where a bar of good dark chocolate is considered a necessary pantry staple, I didn’t eat any chocolate … Continue reading
So many cities have festivals of light. This year, I was teaching in Sydney on a weekend during Vivid, their festival. Because it was the start of June and from June to August is all about research and launching of … Continue reading
Have you noticed how alike many book reviews are? Aside from recapitulations of the plot, the same words might apply to almost any book. Therefore, as a service to discerning readers (and a hoot and a holler, besides), Book View … Continue reading
Connie Corda has always been the nicest woman in Hollywood. But when her beloved husband dies and their best friend mysteriously drops her, her lonely, widowed misery spills over into her work.
Vince Davis doesn’t mind; four women with tempers have married and divorced him so far. For twenty-five years, Connie and Sam were his only example of a happy couple. Now Sam’s death confronts Vince with the uncomfortable truth that he wants Connie for himself … and guilt sends him running in the opposite direction.
Genetic therapies have been teetering on the brink of success for decades, it seems, only to fail to meet original expectations. In a tragic instance in 1999, a young man named Jesse Gelsinger became the first person to die as … Continue reading
Letters have colors. A year is in the shape of an oval. A week starts out like a row of blocks, with Saturday slightly taller, and Sunday the tallest of all. Each day of the week has its own color, … Continue reading
Join Thor and me — and a rotating crew of critters, domestic and wild — as we clear invasive weeds and replant Pacific Northwest native species in our creekside ravine. Last week (blog post 6/2/18), Thor, Bear dog, and I … Continue reading
(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) In high school I took a class called Theory of Knowledge that was essentially a grab bag of topics not ordinarily covered in the high school curriculum. One of the … Continue reading
On Facebook, someone suggested that the song that hit Number 1 on the pop charts the week you turned fourteen defined your life. This is a pretty silly idea, given that most of the songs that make the charts are … Continue reading