My Growth as a Writer (A Personal Perspective)

Someone once asked me, “Why did you pick writing?”   Without thinking I replied, “I’m not sure I picked writing as much as it picked me.” Later, I realized there was a lot of truth in that statement.   More than I ever realized. You see, I don’t always like writing per se.  I mean, I've been …

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Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in the West

Beautiful music about a beautiful genre. God, how I love the west and all its mythic power, along with its ability to define us as human beings,  and help us find our true place in the universe. All good stories do this, but I think westerns have a special ability, and affinity, to tap into …

Audiobooks, Futurism, and the Mythical Power of Storytelling

It's difficult bringing me into the modern age. I admit that. And those who are committed to bringing me up to speed with technology have their work cut out for them. The fools. I have a cell phone. I rarely turn it on (as people in my personal life can attest) because when I do it often …