My Top Six Science-Fiction Authors Plus Three to Watch

I compiled the list. The criteria are authors of science fiction or any sub-genre of science-fiction with longevity. At the end of the article, I have three current writers to watch who, in time, could move on my list but now do not have a sufficient body of work or longevity writing science fiction. I find… Continue reading My Top Six Science-Fiction Authors Plus Three to Watch

Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

  Shiites and Sunnis The year was 2004. During the spring and summer violence inundated the Iraqi nation. The nation’s Shiites and Sunnis headlined the sectarian fighting. The disbanding of the Army of Iraq by the United States Proconsul fueled the situation. The results of the United States Proconsul’s actions were the infusing of many scores of angry… Continue reading Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

A Vision for Writing

Disclaimer: This article talks about religion in general and the Christian faith, in particular. Psalm 118:17 says “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” Christian Writer or Writer Who Is a Christian? Not all writers who are Christians are called by God to a full-time writing ministry or to… Continue reading A Vision for Writing

Patience and Persistence

Negotiating the Labyrinth Two of my personal traits are patience and persistence. I needed them both this morning as I spent two hours and fifteen minutes online with technical support, customer support, and their managers at a major IT services company. Without mentioning the web hosting company’s name, I negotiated the labyrinth and achieved my goal… Continue reading Patience and Persistence


Have you ever been overwhelmed by your thoughts of how you will be able to handle or manage your loved one’s or your chronic illness? Have the “what ifs” overtook you? Are the majority of your thoughts confused and even torturing you with the cares and fears about the future? Today we will see how God’s comfort… Continue reading Comfort

Shelter and Tower

Sometimes the daily struggles of living with a chronic illness overwhelm us. At these times we need a place of retreat, a place of refuge. The Believer in Jesus Christ has such a place. It is to come before God. We can do this by reading the Bible, praying, and being still as we wait… Continue reading Shelter and Tower

Winter’s Night 2.0

Winter Nights 2.0 The frigid nights fall earlier On these chilly winter days And the moon-man mounts the sky Veiled in Metropolis haze The mornings all break later So slow the new day’s dawn The bitter blanket lingers For the winter nights are so long Stars spangle the satin sky As the moon-man dips down… Continue reading Winter’s Night 2.0

Winter’s Night

  Winter’s Night The night came earlier During those cold winter days A full moon in the sky Seen through a metropolitan haze The morning comes late As the night lingers on Before the day’s dawn The winter’s night is long A star-filled sky After the full moon goes Twinkles announce a million worlds afar… Continue reading Winter’s Night

God’s Love

What do you do when the future you had planned is suddenly erased? A person confronting a chronic illness may feel uncertain about the future. Their hopes and dreams may be placed on hold or have to be altered. They may feel hopeless and helpless. When they feel uncertain about the future, lead them to… Continue reading God’s Love

How’s It Going?

As I write today’s blog post, it is Sunday, January 7, 2018. Week one of 2018 is behind me. What I Did Last Week During week one of 2018, I worked on five items. Three were writing. One was research. One was personal enrichment. Writing I worked on the first draft of a nonfiction book… Continue reading How’s It Going?