Prizewinning playwright Kimberly Kalaja, who also happens to be my friend and the first person I send my drafts to for critiquing, is having one of her many wonderful plays made into a short film. Like all of her work, The Lesson is a fascinating and thought provoking exploration of the human condition, in this … Continue reading Recommendation: Look for The Lesson
Happy New Year!
I am still working on getting my right hand back to full functionality, after having broken my wrist several months ago, but I can more or less type now! I’m pretty excited about that, because it makes it easier to work on the sequel to The Moving Pictures. It’s called The Leading Ladies, and I … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Author Event December 16th!
I am excited about Thursday, December 16th! On that day I will be appearing (online via Zoom) at the public library in Durham, Connecticut. There will be a reading, and then an interview, and then audience Q and A. Because the event is online, anyone anywhere can be there. If you would like to attend, … Continue reading Author Event December 16th!
Lessons from a Broken Wrist
Seven weeks ago, I fell and broke my right wrist. I had never broken a bone before, and I had a lot of misconceptions. It was excruciatingly painful, but not if I held my arm very still, and I could move all my fingers, so I thought it must not be broken, only badly sprained. … Continue reading Lessons from a Broken Wrist
Book Recommendation: A Quiet Life in the Country
I have just finished reading a cozy mystery I really enjoyed. It's called A Quiet Life in the Country, and it is the first in a series of seven by T E Kinsey. It has no genealogy aspect. It is a traditional style amateur sleuth in a small village story, but with a few twists. … Continue reading Book Recommendation: A Quiet Life in the Country
Library Book Club October Selection!
I am very excited to announce that my book The Moving Pictures has been chosen as the October selection for my local library's book club! I am an enormous fan of libraries. They are crucial institutions for communities everywhere, and they should be more appreciated and better funded. Book clubs are just one of the … Continue reading Library Book Club October Selection!
How Genealogy Debunks Myths About History, #3: Moving House
We frequently hear about how much more mobile people are now than in previous eras. Technological developments have made travel and communication easier, so people move around more. I’m sure in many ways that’s true, but I have found that even though moving was more difficult before, people did it pretty often anyway. When I … Continue reading How Genealogy Debunks Myths About History, #3: Moving House
New Book Available!
The book I talked about in my last post is now available, so far only in ebook form. The paperback will be available soon. I made a new page for the series, which you can see here. I so appreciate all the interest people have shown! I really hope you like The Moving Pictures: An … Continue reading New Book Available!
New Book Coming!
As I mentioned in my last post, I have recently completed a new book, which will be the first of a series. I got the initial idea for it a few years ago. Actually, I think it was around 2015, so more than a few years, but it has taken me until now to write … Continue reading New Book Coming!
Back to Posting
It’s been a long time since I have posted anything here. I really have no excuse. Yes, the pandemic came along, and things were weird, and my brain felt all discombobulated, but that was true for everyone. I didn’t get sick, and I’m now fully vaccinated, and nothing particularly tragic happened to me. I’ve been … Continue reading Back to Posting
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