The Hobbit; a Pre-Movie(s) Book Review

THE HOBBIT; A Pre-Movie(s) Review “”Balin and Dwalin,” they said not daring to be offended, and sat flop on the floor looking rather surprised.” – The Hobbit, Chapter Seven. J.R.R. Tolkien”s tale The Hobbit is beautifully and comically written. Tolkien is such a wonderful storyteller that the tale of Bilbo Baggins and Thorin and …

Regional AND World-Wide

Here’s the thing. I’m from a small town in rural Minnesota. Small towns have a connotation of people being small-minded and limited in their worldview. Furthermore, Minnesota as a state is treated like the small town of the rest of the country. And what’s worse is people here buy into …

A Change in Post

I’ve taken a break from updating my blog, as some of you may have noticed. This isn’t because I don’t have anything to write about. Rather, it’s because I’ve been busy writing a few new projects. These have been a little difficult to work through. The challenge I’ve discovered in …

Brave Enough

I thought I’d share a bit of mostly non-fictional prose I wrote back when I was still living in California. I wrote this to work some tension before going to bed. It was written to deal with my being a little freaked out by my neighbor (the tenant in my landlord’s …