Without broad knowledge and cultural literacy, we can easily fall prey to opinions and conspiracies based on the emotional blather of very dangerous people.
A few years ago I posted a story about a ghostly lake near my house. One or two comments suggested I develop the theme into a novel. I agreed that … Continue reading Ghost Lake: A Preview!
SCHADENFREUDE is one of my favorite words. As a reminder, The American Heritage Dictionary defines schadenfreude as “Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.” From the German schaden meaning “damaged” … Continue reading Damaged + Joy
I grew up in a family of readers, and it’s rare when I’m not in the middle of at least one book even though it’s more likely that I have … Continue reading One More Thing I’ve Been Reading