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A Tricky Feat

  • December 14, 2015

Art Taylor, who teaches at George Mason University, left, read from his new mystery "On the Road," a novel in stories Sunday. Novels in stories are very difficult to do. Keeping character's voice is a constant challenge and high hurdle.…

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

  • December 14, 2015

Following my reading at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, I had a chance to catch up with Paul Hopper, left, whom I taught with at the Shenango Valley Campus of Penn State in the early and mid-1970s. He…

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The Danger of Connecting the Dots on Thanksgiving

  • November 29, 2015

When I put the twenty-plus-pound turkey in the oven – basted with olive oil and cheap Chablis, set the peeled potatoes in a large pot and cleaned the asparagus to put in a medium-sized pot – withholding the water to…

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