Gun Talk—COEXIST

This morning I wrote my representatives in Congress*, remembering the words of a strident conservative who came to my book talk looking to bristle with me over guns. ‘Call them by their first name,’ he said. ‘Reminds 'em who they work for.’ He told me at the outset, ‘I’m a shade right of Scalia,’ and noted … Continue reading Gun Talk—COEXIST

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A Borrower Be

The patient wait is over. Patchworks is now available through the Fairfax County Public Library. Reserve your copy today. Can one intern save us from ourselves, when the government he works for keeps shutting itself down? Patchworks shares a pound of absurdity for every ounce of tragedy, winking in dismay at the circumstances of our … Continue reading A Borrower Be

Swamp Talk

Why do the murders keep happening? What are we doing to stop them? Can one earnest intern make a difference, when the government he serves keeps shutting itself down? Join the whole Patchworks crew for a bite at The Fed Buffet. Great Falls Library 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA Saturday Feb 3rd, 1:30-4:00 America's next gun … Continue reading Swamp Talk

Vienna, but not Austria

Join me and these local independent authors for a conversation about writing and publishing. Kimberly G. Hargan--The Dauphin's Lost Jewels (Sci-fi) Lisa G. Eley--Thirteen Geese in Flight (Biography) Candace Meredith--Contemplation: Imagery, Sound, and Form (Poetry) Kacy Cooney--In a Maze of Imagination (General Fiction) Kamakshi P. Murti--Lalli's Window (Children's Fiction) Jonathan Zeitlin--Death & Repair (Mystery) And … Continue reading Vienna, but not Austria

Two Pumps for the Librarian

Six months back, guy walks into the library. Hands over his Foreign Service novel. "Here ya go." "What's this?" "It's a book. Go ahead. Put it on the shelf." "Not so fast, sonny. Two Pumps for the Body Man? Sounds dirty." "You don't want this novel for your patrons?" "We want four copies of that novel … Continue reading Two Pumps for the Librarian