Dear Reader,


Pretty and me

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I hope this will be the first of many visits! I call myself an essayist with humorist tendencies, but I’ve recently learned to embrace the label of a flash nonfiction writer which means I have something to say but I don’t waste many words in saying it. Basically I tell short stories that are true.

This blog is an extension of my lifetime commitment to working for social justice. Civil rights, women’s rights, queer rights – these are the causes that captured and continue to  inspire my writing. However new issues involving gun control, abuse of power and corruption of our government, the hash tag me too movement, treatment of asylum seekers, outrageous incarceration rates of people of color – all of these topics have emerged 0ut of my original Big Three categories to become targets for my political essays.

Don’t expect every post to be too serious, though, because this blog is also about family; family today and family yesterday. My wife Pretty and I will have been together for 20 years in February, 2021. That is amazing to think of for both of us. We began our life together at the turn of the century and are so very happy to celebrate each day still as we climb into each other’s arms every night. (That is, when our dogs Charly and Spike let us!)

On October 01, 2019 our son Drew and his wife Caroline gave us the greatest gift of a lifetime, a beautiful baby girl named Ella Elisabeth James who has quickly become the subject of an inordinate amount of love and photos – and blog posts as well. As much as we vowed to avoid being the typical grandparents, we are now the typical grandmothers so enjoy with us.

I hope you will join our family of readers in cyberspace from all over the world – you’re so very important to us. What are storytellers without listeners…

Follow us, and stay tuned.

Warmest wishes,