Come with me, will you?

—into a deep, dark well of pain, obsession, and love; corruption and murder; lawyers, guns, and money; politics, sex, and lies. There are no monsters here but flawed and wicked humans. There is no magic here but dark love and aching desire. There is no alternate universe here but an …

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What is it about this game

that compels people to reflect and grants epiphanies like a fairy godmother? Thirty years ago, I was at the KC Royals parade after they won the World Series. You know, George Brett. Bret Saberhagen. Those guys. I didn’t care about baseball much before or after that, not that I was …

Knowledge is power. Time is money.

The value of knowledge

And this is where slogging through Number One’s crazymaking was worth this gem: “You paid for your training in sweat, money, tears, and sometimes blood. Why are you giving it away?” As some folks know, my day job is formatting ebooks and designing print books, and otherwise helping authors get …

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Bas relief

Yesterday I threw out karate belts I earned between the ages of 18 and 20. They were musty. Hidden away, like all the stuff I haven’t found places to display yet. I like space. I value space. Open, empty space and shelves that say, “We don’t need to be filled …