Monday, October 10, 2016

Writing about Saints, Sin and Satan

"There’s no need to mention here that Satan is an equal-opportunity tempter. Plenty to go around for all."

From my latest article at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.

"Saintly Advice on Kicking Sin to the Curb"

Friday, August 12, 2016

God is laughing at you. No. Wait. With you.

My latest, on God's sense of humor, at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.

Just keep writing (and laughing).

Revamped Website (Not to speak ill of the old vamp)

I've updated my website which had been running on Windows 95. No, not quite. It's now mobile-friendly but its owner remains a little cold.

It is interesting to note (a phrase used here so I'll sound more academic than I ever have  been or will be) there has never been a vampire in any of my novels. Perhaps it's time for:

The Prodigal Vampire

A Tale of Two Vampires

Jonathan Livingstone Vampire

Vampire and Gretel

How the Vampire Stole Christmas


Just keep writing. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sittin' but Doin' Sumpin'

I was a little concerned with "the expert's" in the headline but then realized it could mean an expert at sitting around the house.

My latest article in Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly:

The expert’s guide to an armchair pilgrimage

Just keep writing.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Grandpa clothes

“Does Grandpa always wear the same clothes?” my 7-year-old granddaughter recently asked my daughter.
More here, my latest on Fathers for Good.

Just keep writing.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Give the editors what they ask for!

I pitched this article as "10 Ways" but then got too wordy and ended up with only 8 to get the word count right.
It's good to stick to word counts if you want to keep editors happy. As a magazine editor, I had freelancers submit material that was a good 50 percent above the word count. One told me, "This is longer than what you asked for but I assume it's easier for you to cut copy than have to add it.
No-o-o-o-o . . .
It's easier for me if you give me what I asked for.
Just keep writing.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Caregiver's Summer

My latest "Dear Friends" letter at That site is part of the non-profit my late wife, Monica, and I started in 2005. That's when we began the Friends of St. John the Caregiver.

Just keep writing.