Le Tour de Rants

Posted: July 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

As I watched le Tour de France race through Marseille today, I felt a couple of rants coming on. But first a bit of background. In person, I have seen stages…

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The Art of Non-Conformity

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

I'm featured on "The Art of Non-Conformity," a website for people with unconventional ideas about work and happiness. It was started by Chris Guillebeau, a New York Times bestselling author.…

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My Secret Agent

Posted: November 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

I had some good news last week concerning my memoir, provisionally entitled The Next Trapeze. In past posts I described the “query” process, by which an author sends a jaw-dropping,…

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On Writing Like Stephen King

Posted: September 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm

I can DRAW Stephen King, but I want to WRITE like Stephen King. The seller of 350 million books should know something about writing, so in 2000 Stephen King published…

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The Scars of Childhood

Posted: August 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm

A thin line of blood and drool connected my mouth to the floor as I sat on the desk in Doctor Redekop’s office. The doctor leaned forward in his chair,…

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