Musings of a Writer

  • History, Treasure, and Why It Matters

    "It's spent the last 400 years at the bottom of the ocean!" 

    The curator eyed my latest treasure with a critical eye. I waited and watched his reaction, anticipating something positive would come from his evaluation of the piece. But his years of appraising rare jewelry and historical artifacts gave him a poker-face visage I couldn't read. He was good!

  • Not Really Romantic...Not Really

    I really, really don’t like romances. Okay, well maybe I like “You’ve Got Mail” (there are books in that movie) and “Sleepless in Seattle” (I live there), but I seriously never choose a romance movie or book. That genre just isn’t for me.

    Writing a love scene was another story. I don’t know how to do that. Everything I put onto paper sounded corny and fake. So, I did what I do best and substituted a sword fight or death into said-love-scene.

  • Storms and Struggle

    It seems times have grown tempestuous and society's skies have darkened. The storm is no longer coming...it's here. A maelstrom, really.  What doe...
  • A Pirate's Life for Me

    You swing a fist and raise a mug, singing those words as you fantasize about the Golden Age of Pirates. It was a glorious time…according to Hollywood. But historians paint a different picture filled will hard days at sea, scurvy, violence, and probable death.
    So, why do we glorify those cutthroats?
  • The Power of Yesterday

    (original post Feb. 2019) "Make it EPIC!" Kevin added just before he hung up the phone... His request was simply to write another screenplay, some...