Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I'm taking on a new challenge by teaching a Contemporary Literature class this summer. The five week course will be at Huntingdon College at the Daphne, Alabama campus. It should be very interesting and a change from any other English classes I've taught in the past, including Creative Writing.

Since my science-fiction novel QUESTION OF TIME (a sequel to TIME WILL TELL) is being released May 9, 2014 and the third book of the trilogy, TIME WAS, will be released September 9, 2014, I'll also be busy promoting those. I have two other books under consideration with a publisher, too. It keeps me busy, but we always find time for what we really want to do.

May Be New

The month of May
May bring new challenges,
And opportunities.

The showers of April
And its storms
Are long gone.

Flowers begin to bloom
And sparks of new life
Are evident, too.

All should forget the past
And take advantage
Of new chances.

Use challenges to change.
Benefit from
Life renewing itself.

Friday, April 4, 2014



New Life

Weather warms and

Hearts overflow

With love.


New life refreshes

As flowers break out

In their blossoms.


April showers

Water and nourish

Plants bursting alive.


People, too,

Become refreshed

And revitalized.


The Earth

Renews itself

In the springtime.

April Fool's Day, or All Fool's Day, reportedly began in the Middle Ages in Europe. Some claim it started with the Romans. So, we had mischief-makers way back in time. The pranks vary from a Kick Me sign sneaked onto the back of a shirt, to a phone call asking for help when none is needed. It's all done for fun. No harm is intended. And we all fall for these jokes. Just this morning, I was thinking about what April Fool's tricks I might encounter today when I got an E-mail. It was from a doctor who elaborated on how he gained more time by finding a drug that allowed him rest without sleep. He claimed he got down to two hours a night. I was beginning to wonder about the safety and sanity of taking this drug when his writing took a turn. He said he discovered how it was to be on the receiving end of psychiatric help. Then the twist: APRIL'S FOOL. GOTCHA!