Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Short Stories

A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

About two years ago, I took a one-off job writing short English-language texts about U.S. customs. My first assignment was to write about Thanksgiving. Though I’ve long since learned what we were taught in history books isn’t always the truth, I always find it fascinating to take a deeper look into the ways we celebrate…… Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

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War with the Newts by Karel Capek (Book Review)

I’ve been hyper-aware of cautionary tales of late. Some are set in our modern day world and in the future often begetting, lamenting, or proselytizing the coming age – AI, machine learning, driverless cars, 3-D printers, and so on. But, what if there was a book, written in the darkest history of the last few…… Continue reading War with the Newts by Karel Capek (Book Review)

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2,000 Ways How Not to Make a Lightbulb: Finding Success in Failure

Stories about history fascinate me. It doesn’t matter if they’re creative nonfiction like Edward Rutherford’s Sarum (the Story of Great Britain from how it became an island to the early 1980s), Diana Gabaldon’s historical fiction romance Outlander series, or Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. In movies, too, favorites include National Treasure and The Mummy. At this…… Continue reading 2,000 Ways How Not to Make a Lightbulb: Finding Success in Failure