Category Archives: Nonfiction

My Interview in Forsaken Stars!

Rob Lopez of Forsaken Stars, and member of the Fresno Sci-fi & Fantasy Writers group, interviewed me! Check it out HERE. Advertisements

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Wordy Shipmates Worth Reading

An editor of Public Radio’s This American Life, Sarah Vowell has written several books about American history.  I remember seeing her on Book TV several years ago discussing her latest book at the time, Assassination Vacation, about a vacation Vowell … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare: Author

Did William Shakespeare, the man from Stratford-upon-Avon, write Shakespeare’s plays?  The answer seems obvious, much like the answer to the question, “Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?”  Yet, many people question whether William Shakespeare, the man who grew up in … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor (part 3)

As I have now finished reading Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch, I have reached several conclusions about my all-time favorite author.  First, Flannery O’Connor died much too soon, depriving us of so much more that she … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor (part 2)

As I continue through my copy of Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch, I have a renewed interest in reading O’Connor’s fiction.  Events in her life help to enlighten her fiction in an interesting way.  She often … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor (part 1)

My all-time favorite author is Flannery O’Connor.  My introduction to O’Connor came in my freshman year at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville during an Introduction to Fiction class.  The story was “Revelation,” and it was love at first sight.  Later … Continue reading

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Reflections on Three Cups of Tea

I had the privilege to lead a book study on Three Cups of Tea at College Community Congregational Church in Fresno, CA recently.  The book follows Greg Mortenson, co-founder of the Central Asia Institute (CAI), as he becomes a leader … Continue reading

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