Dignity, Discernment, and the Importance of Borders

The idea that good fences make good neighbors isn’t as old and outdated as some people would like you to believe. In fact, go to any counselor, advisor, or group for advice about dealing with hurtful people and eventually the subject of boundaries comes up. It’s common sense too. We don’t leave our doors unlocked. We don’t post our passwords on social media. As good as things are in our America, it is not utopia, and it’s populated with flawed human beings, not angels. My friend and co-author, talks about the inspiration for her first (and, I think, excellent) short story called “Auntie’s Magnificent Bricks.” #MAGA2020

American Slytherin

I wanted to tell you a bit about my first story. “Auntie’s Magnificent Bricks” was written specifically for the MAGA 2020 anthology. I took a good look at the call for entries and said to myself, “Sure, I can give that a shot!” Here’s what the call for entries said:

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Create a Utopian future that was brought to us by President Donald J. Trump. How big will the wall be, and will it make things better? Will the UN & NATO be replaced by something better? Will Russia & China become our new allies, help us destroy ISIS, and get Iran & North Korea in line? Under Trump will we colonize in space, will The Smithsonian divulge secrets of ancient cultures, will the celebrities move out of the USA, or will we see Hollywood lose its grip on America?

TRUMP HATERS NEED NOT APPLY. Looking for…

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A Russian immigrant’s musings on utopia

My friend and co-author, Marina Fontaine blogs about her upcoming story, Exile in the soon to be released MAGA:2020 & Beyond. When I first heard of a pro-Trump anthology intended to show the bright side of Trump’s election, I was curious about the concept, but had no thought of contributing. For one, stories of a… Continue reading A Russian immigrant’s musings on utopia

Coming Nov. 8, 2017…Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax

The first time I heard the term, GIGO, was in my machine language class—no, we weren't using abaci or slide rules (we'd given those up the year before). It's an acronym that stands for "garbage in, garbage out" and it's meant to convey the simple idea, that no matter how good your algorithm, if the… Continue reading Coming Nov. 8, 2017…Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax