MY MOST MEMORABLE NEW YEAR’S EVE: 1999

Of all the New Year’s Eves I’ve celebrated, the most eclectic was the turn of the century; December 31, 1999. We’d just purchased our central Texas ranch and managed to put a camper on the premises. What a great place to hang out as we faced the unknown. After all,...

MY POSSESSIONS MATURE ALONG WITH ME

Unfortunately, as I age, I tend to forget that my possessions are also maturing. A case in point is my sewing machine. Not really a sewer, the contraption is reserved for making curtains, crafts, repairs, and other odds and ends. It’s always done the job. My...

DIGITAL MEDIA REDUCES CREATIVITY

Idly consuming digital content, I ran across an article by Srinivas Rao regarding the influence of digital media on creativity. Extreme consumption, he stated, can restrict our capacity to do deep thinking, ultimately impacting creativity. Hmm. My attention peaked....

MYSTERY WRITERS GET IT WRONG

Mystery writing is hard work. Most writers in the genre are not trained as police detectives or in crime scene investigations. Many resources are available from books and websites; there’s even a mystery writers’ police academy. But without thorough research, writers...

I’M BEING BLACKMAILED BY THE RUSSIANS

This morning I opened an email blackmailing me.  After a long explanation of how my computer was hacked, the villain got down to business:  For months now, I have been spying on you through your device camera..especially when you visited those sites to have fun…...