Category Archives: The Novel

Day 4 Meditation Challenge: Bring the Noise

One of the things about a new habit is you don’t know what to expect along the way. The habit I am cultivating is meditating daily at the same time. Last night, I sat in my usual spot at 11:30 PM. Already, it was half an hour later than I like but I wanted to […]

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Hunger Games vs. Battle Royale – Great Artists Steal

With the release and the tremendous success of The Hunger Games movie, I’ve seen (but can’t remember where) several haters commenters bashing author Suzanne Collins. Their reasoning? The Hunger Games is a rip-off of the Japanese movie Battle Royale. How’s that? Both stories involve a group teenagers fighting to the death for the amusement of […]

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Happy Birthday: 49 Things I’m Thankful For

I just celebrated a birthday and wanted to thank everyone who wished me the best. I am without a doubt, one of the luckiest people ever, and thought I would share the following list of things I am so grateful for. Kristen. The love of my life who puts up with me every day. She […]

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The Columbus Circle of Time: Diego Plays Tzolk’in Again

Monday, October 14, 2019 1125am “I have to go,” Diego said. Without waiting for an answer, he raced out of the kitchen, up the stairs to his bedroom, where he sat at his desk, pulled on the translucent EyeStorms, and went back to the jungle. He pushed aside the shady undergrowth and raced ahead through […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit – January Report

The Year of the Rabbit isn’t over yet. It ends on January 23rd. Then we enter the very exciting and predicted-to-be tumultuous Year of the Dragon. So get ready for a wild ride. Spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says this is the year of happiness. 2013, he says, will be the year of victory. […]

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2012 Already Rocks

In the past, I’ve written how much I hate January. I hate the lame resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, try harder, eat less spaghetti, blah blah blah. I hate the fact that no one sticks to their stupid resolutions. Maybe, it’s the New York weather I hate (and I LOVE New York’s weather… […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit: June-July Debriefing

Dear Friends – The last coupla month were tremendous. I didn’t write anything in June then July raced by and here I am (uh, late) telling you what got DONE. After school ended, we were upstate at Schroon Lake, then we dropped Alejandro at camp in Pennsylvania, raced up to Seneca Lake Wine Country, then […]

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The Big Idea: How to Be a High School Superstar

There is an healthy discussion in the media about the value of college these days. It centers around the fact that college costs have grown astronomically, student debt has grown exponentially, getting a job is more difficult than ever, and a college degree is no guarantee of a good job. I think about college a […]

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SF+F OWW: Columbus Circle of Time is an Editor’s Choice

I am proud to say the first four chapters of The Columbus Circle of Time were chosen as an Editor’s Choice on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Online Writer’s Workshop. When I heard at the end of last month, I couldn’t believe it but when the review came in I couldn’t stop smiling. Here’s a […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit: May Debriefing

Dearest Readers: May was a tremendous month! To be perfectly honest, it didn’t feel that great while I was deep in it but when I look back on May 2011, I’m going to remember that I made some serious progress toward several of my goals. Let me tell you what I did and why I’m […]

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