Thursday, October 20, 2016

What is a witch?

October brings the explosion of Halloween candy, costumes, and decorations in the shops. Witches and sorcerers are always been popular costumes, more recently due to the Harry Potter phenomena. Check out any major Halloween store and you’ll fund a nice selection of witch outfits ranging from the classic Wicked Witch of the West to a New Age version but what is a witch?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Zabe's Judgment: A Thaelia's World short story

            One of the camp priests was walking out of Faucione’s tent when the King approached. The Earl’s men stood around, anxious to be with their leader in his last moments. Arken didn’t ask how Braeden was doing, it was apparent from the solemn faces on the group of knights. Without asking permission Arken pushed aside the flaps and walked inside with Faxon and Neelam following closely behind.

Death was impatient and stood waiting beside Braeden. The proof was in the undeniable odor that lingered in the makeshift room. Arken was used to bad smells but this was tough to bear. He swallowed the urge to vomit. The second sign was the foul pus oozing from Braeden’s abdomen, despite bandages covering the wound. Braeden himself was flushed red from the wound fever, his eyes glazed red from the combination of poppy juice and vorane he’d been drinking. Sir Bowen moved to stand by the squires to let King Arken have access to Braeden. All of the Faucione men stood watching expecting Arken to make a speech honoring their leader. After the King was finished it was understood that Kevin would give Braeden the merciful stroke and send him to Zabe’s kingdom. 

Friday, September 16, 2016


There has been a lot of media coverage lately about patriotism flared by SF 49ner NFL player Colin Kaepernick. For those of you with your heads in the sand, Mr. Kaepernick has decided to demonstrate his First Amendment Rights by refusing to stand for the playing of the National Anthem. That in itself isn't a problem. I'm all for folks taking a stand. What has people upset is when and how the man is doing it. The player has chosen to make his views known during games, while in uniform.

If he had spouted off on his own time, no one would have given him a second thought.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My crazy BFF

Coco is our third Chinese Shar-Pei. The first one, Pu, was a bear-coat. After he died we acquired Moshuh, a horse-coat. Coco is a brush-coat (bordering on a bear-coat).

Typical Moshuh look

Friday, August 12, 2016

new book available

The third book in the Greycliff Chronicles: For Queen and Country is now out. You can purchase it through any bookstore. It is also available for Kindle readers.