Ralphs Place was always there

Ralphs Place was always there

Ralph’s Place was there before I ever considered writing novels. It began as a bedtime story to my first son, 4-year-old Alex, whom we lost to cancer at six-years-old. Brother Daniel’s later arrival brought new Ralph Bedtime Stories that began when he was...

So you want to write a novel?

The purpose of this blogpost is to help new writers with the exciting albeit frustrating creative process, plus some helpful suggestions on overcoming writer’s block. Publishing your first novel has never been easier thanks to CreateSpace, an Amazon company,as well as...
University of Colorado Champions

University of Colorado Champions

Colorado/Boulder is Hot! Men and women athletes won across the athletic spectrum: 9 individuals were crowned national champions, 39 athletes earned All-America honors, Skiing 1st place in Giant Slalom & Classical.  Women’s lacrosse finished 16-4, after...

Oxycodone – a miracle and a nightmare

Oxycodone was developed in 1917 in Germany, and is a moderately potent opioid analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain. Physicians often prescribe it because it works. This is a personal story about the unintended effects of the drug. In the...

I was in advertising. Yes, like Mad Men.

The fall of 1980 was a pivotal moment. After a series of misfortunes, my wife and I moved to New York City with the advice of an epidemiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital: Move to New York City and pit your minds against the best and brightest. Leave misfortune...

Life is like the river traveling to the sea

Hold happiness tightly enjoy it brightly Javea was a little known paradise in the province of Alicante, Spain, when Bobbi and I stored our Madrid furniture and personal effects in January of 1980, and drove to the Costa Blanca in our new Citroen Méhari (orange...