May 16, 2022 5:46 am

The News Is Designed To Break Your Will

More or less every adult knows there are serious problems with “the news,” by which I refer to the alphabet soup of news organizations plus fact-checked social media. Most of them, however, are smallish things; legitimately bad, but not the central iss…


May 14, 2022 5:56 am

Return Engagements: Book Three (Part Eight)

The actual crash site was… mundane. Reading about it fifty years after the fact, you easily imagine that being there would give you some sort of powerful experience, but the truth is that it felt more or less like everything else. I’ve witnessed severa…


May 10, 2022 5:40 am

We Already Have Clean Energy

The phrase “clean energy” has emanated from official podiums, world over, in recent years. The implication, of course, is that the energy sources we’ve been using are filthy. That, however, is not the case. We already have and use clean energy. And it …


May 9, 2022 5:23 am

The Beauty And Simplicity of Moral Clarity

My novel, The Breaking Dawn, opens in the voice of a man who believes himself to be the luckiest man ever born. He explains a bit about his gifts, then points the reader to the greatest of his blessings, that of clarity. He asks the reader to imagine l…


May 7, 2022 9:56 am

Return Engagements: Book Three (Part Seven)

By late June I was getting anxious. I had spent days at a time writing out everything I could remember and cross-checking with then-available information as best I could, but there were large gaps, especially concerning the timing of the crash… and app…


May 2, 2022 8:09 am

Forgiving Ourselves

I think we’ve all heard people say that in order to repair a relationship, it’s necessary to forgive the other person first… to accept that they, like you, have their flaws, and that you will no longer hold them to account for what they did. Those of u…


April 30, 2022 6:05 am

Return Engagements: Book Three (Part Six)

It was right around the 17th that the probes from Renn’s world met at the Kupier belt, sent a signal back to their base, and headed toward the first nuclear event site on Earth. That was the last signal Renn’s people ever received. They didn’t get that…


April 26, 2022 5:50 am

Woke Is Our Problem To Fix

Woke is most certainly a problem, especially because it has overtaken the institutions of the West. Fundamentally, however, Woke is a problem residing in individual humans. And because those humans are our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and n…


April 25, 2022 5:57 am

Children Must Be Made To Work

Children are ignorant, but not stupid; small, but not insignificant. And while the role they are able to play in the world is necessarily limited, it need not and should not be zero. Children need to work and to contribute to their families; not so muc…


April 23, 2022 6:26 am

Return Engagements: Book Three (Part Five)

After some small talk, Renn repeated that he wanted to exit our world as quickly as possible. We discussed how best to do that – it required the death of his physical body, after all – and I brought up the problem that he was seen by a number of people…


April 18, 2022 8:58 am

The Epiphanies of Youth

One of the most difficult facets of parenting is dealing with the epiphanies of youth, and particularly those following puberty. One one hand, epiphanies – moments of clarity, understanding and insight – are crucially important; they are the muscles an…


April 16, 2022 7:49 am

Return Engagements: Book Three (Part Four)

Roswell crossed my mind earlier in the day, but it didn’t last long. Navigating 1947 was intense, perhaps more intense than I’ve made it seem. Beyond being caught by the people I stole from (by far my most serious concern), getting stopped by the polic…


April 16, 2022 6:32 am

With “Disinformation” Censorship Is Born

I deeply dislike that I have to make posts like this one, but they matter as we go through the present darkness. Ah well… “Disinformation,” the word of the moment, is nascent censorship: censorship as it’s first coming into existence. It’s the pr…


April 12, 2022 6:23 am

A Third of A Century Into Global Warming

It was in 1988 that I first heard of global warming. Seeing that we had recently emerged from a decade-long cold spell, it came as something of a surprise. But I didn’t think much of it one way or another, as I had, by that time, learned to ignore the …