The Boy Turns One!

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People often ask what I do when I’m not writing. For the past year, the answer has been “chase after Charlie.” Hard to believe, but our baby turned one a week ago and is ready to take his first steps any day. The Maelstrom is Charlie’s book — dedicated to him. While I’d thought of the title before we ever […]

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Handling Criticism

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There’s a funny scene in the movie “A History of the World, Part I” in which an earnest caveman impresses his fellows by making the very first cave painting. Of course, as soon as the caveman completes his masterpiece, another strides forward, appraises the artist’s work, and urinates upon it. Art has been born and so has the critic. The […]

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