Month: March 2009

Mind the Chicken

My friend and colleague Joseph Bentz  is an incredibly talented writer. He just did an online interview with Patricia Hickman, and in it, he mentions that when I have projects that are “on hold,” I file them “under the chicken.”  I actually have a plastic inbox for these items, and I actually have a large ceramic

Antelope Valley Writers' Conference

Got a mailing about the Antelope Valley Christian Writers’ Conference, scheduled for May 15 – 16, 2009, in Lancaster, California. I don’t know anything about it, but you might want to check it out at If anybody wants to tell me more about it, I’d love to see your comments.


 When I visited C.S. Lewis’s house, The Kilns, I was delighted to see that his brother’s typewriter was on display. Warnie typed up manuscripts, wrote letters, and drafted his own books on that sturdy machine. Something very satisfying in the patterns and textures and sounds of an old machine. Something very humbling to touch lightly

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