Grrr … Argh … Rhetoric and Reality

Let’s write a reality check. I’ve heard a number of times over the past several months from news sources trusted by a great number of Americans, from pundits and political operatives and from a moderator...

“I Remember the Rain” Releases This Weekend!

The sixth Bohnhoff CD—I Remember the Rain—releases officially this weekend at Consonance, THE San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention. This is our third original music CD,  contains music ranging from rootsy folk to rock ‘n’ roll and...

Figs & Thistles: What is a Christian?

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel.” — Pope Francis on a presidential candidate’s proposals to completely seal the...

Fox News and Journalistic Anemia

“Islamophobia is the accepted form of racism in America. Leaders … show us that you can take a potshot at Muslims and get away with it.” — Arsalan Iftikhar, human rights lawyer. February 4 on Fox...

Just Listening to NPR

I was just listening to a dialogue on our local NPR station involving experts from “both sides” of the “gun debate”. This was, of course, in response to the President’s speech outlining his latest push...

NaNoWriMo Bundle Books Galore!

See the homey looking book with steaming red coffee cup? Doesn’t it just make you want to  sit down, have cuppa and read up on the wonderful craft of writing? That book is Brewing Fine...

Brewing Fine Fiction Featured in New NaNoWriMo Bundle

And what is the significance of Brewing Fine Fiction being included in Kevin J. Anderson’s NaNoWriMo book bundle? Well, only that it is a diverse collection of insightful articles on writing and related issues (business elements,...

Tinkerbell on Walkabout from Book View Cafe

She’s 5’2″, gamine, and weighs eighty-nine pounds in a soggy trench coat. The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. She describes herself as a Russian Orthodox Buddhist. It’s hard to imagine her riding...

Today’s the Day!

It’s the “grand opening” of Lucinda’s Pawnshop. The antiquary is in!  Drop by and check out the magical items in the store . . . or simply purchase Devil’s Daughter—Lucinda’s Pawnshop, Book One. At your favorite local bookstore,...