Back in 1998 I was hired to come to Texas and teach students how to be a book, newspaper and magazine editor and how to write books and magazine articles. I had 25 years experience in doing that very thing, and I figured that would be my claim to fame from that point on. But … More The Medium Isn’t the Message
“I hate writing, I love having written.” –Dorothy Parker It’s been crunch time for me, well, for probably most of the semester. For some odd reason the onslaught doesn’t seem to let up. And when real life responsibilities seem to get overwhelming, I start dreaming about writing. I long to be working on a novel, … More Being, Doing, or Having Done? What’s Your Writing Motivation?
This is for those who showed interest in “Tesla’s Ghost.” Here’s the next part to the story. Enjoy. A pack of wild dogs skittered across the wild landscape, the wreckage surrounding them reminiscent of a not-too-distant past when man had reigned supreme on the Earth. Broken and rusted cars lined a dusty street with … More “Letters from the Dead”
I was challenged by a thought the other day that I wanted to in turn share with you. We have a new professor in our department. Kyle Portbury is an award-winning filmmaker from Australia who has come to join us at Southwestern Adventist University to teach radio-TV-film. We were talking about social media in our … More Community or Creativity?
One of the best things my father ever did was to do nothing. I grew up one of those kids who was always asking questions. Instead of continually answering, “Why can some birds fly and others can’t?” and “Why don’t earthworms have a face?” he invested in a set of encyclopedias. This was long before … More Searching for [Your Own] Answers
I was an exceptionally gawky kid growing up. Blame it on being a fast grower. Blame it on not having a father who played ball with me. Blame it my disinterest in sports. But I was uncoordinated. My older cousin, Bob, who played college baseball was as close to a jock that my extended family … More Making Lemonade
LOL. I finally have time to think. Spring Break is upon us–and by us I mean students and faculty at our school–and it’s just in time. Everyone I know is welcome for the break, but we are also thinking about the mound of work that we are leaving behind, and which will be even larger … More Thoughts from the Hallway