Tuesday, November 19, 2019
My latest at Our Sunday Visitor.
"When did we see you homeless?"
"It well may be — but unknown to you — a friend, coworker, neighbor or fellow parishioner has a family member who’s homeless. It well may be you have an immediate or extended family member living in a shelter or on the street."
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Again, thank you Our Sunday Visitor for giving me such license when it comes to the newspaper article topics and angles I pitch. A 1982 DeLorean vs. a 2019 confessional? Great Scott!
How the confessional is better than a time machine
Monday, September 23, 2019
Now available in paperback: "How to Write Your Novel in Nine Weeks."
Let a sock puppet named Little Willie and me show you how you can do this. Yes, you. And tell your wanna-be-a-novelist friends. They can do it, too. (Certainly not as well as you, but still ... play nice.)
Buy my book, write your book. Boom. Done.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
What type of kindness fits your life best?
"What is kindness? A basic definition is far from satisfying. 'Kindness is the quality or state of being kind.' Would it be unkind here to comment, 'Well, duh'?"
Monday, August 12, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
I've seen videos of my 1991 poem being performed by kids in speech tournaments but this is "sui generis" as we used to say in Latin class. One of a kind. Thanks, MC.
Just Keep Writing
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly:
"Is teasing a sin against the Fifth Commandment?"
"...For this we turn to a group of adolescent males shooting hoops in the driveway, inhaling burgers at the fast-food joint or shuffling down the school hallway. That is, in their native habitat...."
Monday, April 8, 2019
You can find my latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly here.
No, most of us won’t broker a fair and lasting truce between two countries, but each of us can do something about the inner turmoil that bubbles up within ourselves throughout our lives.Peace!
We can give “personal peace” a chance.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.
Take comfort in the fact God is a big-picture guy. A creative, big-picture guy. It’s not that he’s playing chess while we’re playing checkers. Closer to he’s playing chess, and we’re gnawing on a checker piece. And drooling.God understands that we don’t get it. If he had wanted us to completely get it, he would have created us to completely get it while on earth. (Later in heaven, yes!) But he didn’t. So we don’t.
Friday, February 22, 2019
The Spirituality of Creativity
My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly. Featuring "20 Ways You're More Creative Than You Realize." (Including "your happy dance.")
Just keep writing.