Where’s our well-regulated militia?

Update June 8, 2023: California Governor Gavin Newsome proposes a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution to address the epidemic of gun violence while leaving the Second Amendment in place. Sign of a sick society. It's time to repeal "2A" Gun manufacturers, the National Rifle Association and others who oppose any and all regulation of … Continue reading Where’s our well-regulated militia?

Flash fiction: brain workout

February 8: Winners announced! There is nothing quite like a tight deadline to focus your writing and sharpen your skills, whether it's part of your job as a daily newspaper reporter or a self-inflicted challenge like a flash fiction contest. For the past few years, I've challenged myself to write a few hundred words over … Continue reading Flash fiction: brain workout

Dogs and writing

A few days ago I ran across the following sentence and felt compelled to respond: “Writing is something you do, not something you are.” It was among a good number of well-written sentences that added up to some good advice, but it stood out, and not just because it’s a bit awkward. It came to … Continue reading Dogs and writing