I have a confession to make. I can’t turn off the news. I’ve been politically engaged all my life, on some level or another. I came of age at a time when the prospect of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union loomed over us all. I remember the Iran-Contra hearings,, Read More

Speaking at American University

Posted on March 21, 2017 by

These days it’s impossible to find anyone who supported invading Iraq, but back in 2003 it was a wildly popular idea. This clip is from a conference at American University where I talked about opposition to the war.  

Some thoughts on the latest moves by the Trump administration. 1) Kids (and adults) who are transgender are at higher risk of assault, abuse and murder than just about any other minority in our country 2) Transgender kids are who they are. Most report that their gender identity was fixed at a very young, Read More

Prologue / Sam: September 13th

Posted on February 17, 2017 by

This is an unedited, not cleaned up scene which will probably make into the novel I’ve been working on for the last year or so. Would love your feedback !  The last time I saw Brenna was her sixteenth birthday, September 14, two years ago. The day before her birthday was a Friday. I’ll, Read More

It’s only four days in to the new administration, but President Trump has already proved that we have our work cut out for us if we’re going to get through the next four years. Here’s the summary of just a few of his actions in ONLY the first few days, a summary which makes, Read More

In three days, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. It’s difficult for me to describe the level of concern I have. It’s so difficult to describe that I haven’t even tried to write about it. I’ve been glued to the headlines since sometime last spring, watching, Read More