writing projects

Essays, short stories, chapter ideas, and sometimes musings about my writing projects and on the writing process.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As the following email will try to explain, it’s become that decision-making time of year and this one is a big one…. Friends and family, For the millionth time this term I’m on my back again, this time with some kind of flu (body aches, headache, slight congestion at the back of the throat, etc.)… […]


Holidays R Here

“Men plan, children change the plans, and God laughs” The holidays are definitely here. Well, at least that’s what the commercials are telling me. All I know is that I had a great time visiting with my grandbaby, Elena, during a Thanksgiving visit and I’m looking forward to my next visit with her over the […]


Dana Point Turkey Trot w/ Colleen

Before the Dana Point 5K Turkey Trot Originally uploaded by boringcom. Cold and smiling before the 5K Turkey Trot w/ Colleen. During the Dana Point 5K Turkey Trot Originally uploaded by boringcom. Huffing and puffing during the turkey trot. I’ve been running 5Ks for years and this was the first time that I received four […]


Happy T-Day for Grandpa

The family has been dying to see (and hold) the newest addition to our family. We had an early Turkey Day in San Diego on November 20th during which Baby Elena made her debut appearance. As you might be able to tell from the glow in my smile, getting a chance to hold my grandbaby […]


No Time

The holidays are beginning their threatening approach (now that we’ve crossed the Halloween divide) and I have absolutely no time for so much as an afternoon or evening at the movies. Things to get done for Pepperdine, curriculum to design and implement at my day job. It only makes sense that given such overwhelming circumstances […]