April 21, 2020

        It seems impossible that the first Earth Day was 50 years ago, but my grey hairs and expanding waistline bear testimony to the passage of half a century. I do remember my blissful college days in Madison, Wisconsin and celebrating the first Earth Day as a novel...

March 9, 2019

This February my wife and I forsook the snow and rain of Northern Nevada to head south to the Florida Keys. I had never been to Key West and the sunshine and sunsets and Ernest Hemingway were calling me. I purposely booked us into the Southernmost House Hotel figuring...

October 31, 2018

I confess my marketing skills for my first literary work have been less than stellar.  From what my colleagues tell me, this is quite common.  If I were a marketing guru, I would be in advertising or politics, but I'll take medicine and writing for career choices.  I a...

August 1, 2018

I am not an ornithologist or even a “birder”, but I am fascinated by birds, both by their beauty and their flight.  I enjoy photography but capturing our avian neighbors’ beauty in any of a thousand settings and especially,  in flight, can be a challenge. A picture of...

July 19, 2018

No, I didn’t take Dr. Chandra up on his offer to go fly fishing for Taimen in Mongolia and go eagle hunting with Genghis Khan’s descendants. However, last month the great spirits decided to deposit me in Los Angeles and were kind enough to give me a few hours of self e...

July 4, 2018

The Publishing Dance: The Muse/music starts and and an idea/premise - obsession begins, directing a fair amount of one’s thoughts and energies for who knows how long(roughly a  year in my case). Writing a book proceeds(or not) with its excitement, creativity and frustr...

October 12, 2017

I know it’s been a while but my dance card has been full(as they say). My dear wife Teri and I went to New York to the Writer’s Digest conference in August, where I pitched my book Brews and Stilettos to every living soul I could - including 7 agents, of which 4 expres...

July 13, 2017

                                                      

Stiletto heels and knives converge in my latest book to provide danger and sexua...

June 14, 2017

Our life with Charley began exactly 2 months ago and all three of our lives will never be the same.  My wife decided no jewels or travel was in order for her last birthday.  She had always dreamed of having a standard poodle puppy and nothing else would do.  Our dear 1...

May 31, 2017

Lucky Baldwins is a charming English pub with a focus on Belgian beers that has been a fixture in downtown Pasadena for over 20 years and has expanded to three current locations.  My brother and a group of his drinking buddies have been going there since the early days...

Please reload