It’s amazing how much of my life is motivated by guilt. When I’m not writing, I feel guilty for not doing so. Then when I start writing, I usually get obsessive about it, and I neglect something else, like getting ready for classes, which start here in four weeks, which makes me feel guilty again. … More Still Alive. Still Kicking. Still Writing.
This is graduation weekend, and this morning I sat on the stage, looking out on students I have been teaching (and trying to teach) for the past four years, as well as their parents. In addition, I am bumping into recent graduates who are here because younger siblings are finally getting their diplomas. Some are … More It’s Not About How Good You Are
Hiya Gang: I’ve been busy with the last few weeks of school, so that’s the most likely reason why you haven’t heard much from me. I teach my very last class of the school year in about an hour. Then finals are next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Grading tests shouldn’t be much of a problem; … More Final Exams, Moving and Decisions
Well, the good news is that Shelly and I survived Spring Break. Gavin, our eight-year-old grandson spent the week with us, and we have learned that all life as we know it comes to a screeching halt when the grandson comes to town. Makes me wonder how I ever got anything done when I had … More To Spring Break, And Beyond
We’re in Dead Week, the last week of classes at Southwestern Adventist University, before final exams begin next Monday. It’s been a light semester for me, and I have taken advantage of it to launch one book and work on the eventual launch of another in March. In addition, next semester looks to be a … More Dead Week
I love it when I am obsessed with a story I’m writing. My wife? Not so much. I call it being in the zone. Obsession leads to loads and loads of productivity. My wife calls it being zombified. That’s the time when she can’t keep an adult conversation going with me because my mind is … More Sacred Hours
For those who don’t know much about me, I’m a novelist who makes a living as a university professor during daylight hours. I’ve been doing this (the professor part) for 19 years now, and before that I was an editor. I teach in the communication department of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, and consider … More Storytelling 101: Why It’s All About Worldview