Are We There Yet?

Here’s my latest from Microcosms, the theme of this week’s story summer vacation. In spinning the writer’s wheel, I had to incorporate a children, long distance walk, and fairy tale: “Are we there yet?” “No.” “Are we there yet?” “No.” So much for a nice quiet walk through the woods. Every few minutes, either the… More Are We There Yet?

Precocious Testimony

Originally posted on Veninga's Smuler:
I’ve never written a blog post in my life. I’ve thought about it before, but it has always felt overwhelming and a little self-indulgent. But today on a rainy run in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, I decided that now is the time. There are those times, after all,…

The Trumping of America: A Case of Historical Amnesia? (or a “Call to War”)

According to Rudy Giuliani, “before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States.” Just a couple days ago, I heard the bat-shit crazy Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson tell a female Fox News correspondent she had the “luxury” of working at Fox. Such are just two of the… More The Trumping of America: A Case of Historical Amnesia? (or a “Call to War”)

Down to the Wire

  My first story for the super-fun in which the participant actually spins a digital wheel of sorts; this determines the character, setting, and genre one must include in his/her story. Mine landed on actor/battlefield/sci-fi. The story had to be submitted by 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time. I began writing at 11:45 pm and clicked “submit”… More Down to the Wire

Steroids as American as Apple Pie?

“Josh Bertetta’s provocative book significantly adds to the canon of anabolic steroid works started with ‘Legal Muscle’ and ‘Bigger Stronger Faster.’ This fascinating, truth-seeking journey is an antidote to the distorted perspectives presented in the mainstream media. Fasten your seatbelts. If you thought you knew the story of steroids in America, think again.” ~ Rick… More Steroids as American as Apple Pie?