Review: Black Elk Speaks and Born in Tibet

These are cautionary tales in that they suggest that we should “awake, awake, take heed,” as the Buddhist evening mantra goes, and confront the destruction before it swells to flood stage. Failing that, these stories are also an affirmation that all is never lost. There is gold to be woven from the dross of persecution; we’ve seen it over and over again. Look inward to find it. Read More

Review: Flesh & Blood

Moss’s finesse turns this blood-soaked tale into comedy, or comedia. Life is happy and sad at the same time, or, more accurately, hilarious and heart-breaking. Read More

Hi Dad

I remember you, Dad. You had a hard life, full of disappointments, but you did your best by us. You're the stuff of story, and I'm writing about you now. Read More

Remember me

A bad dream is one way to remember why I write, why not doing it would be torture. Read More

The writer and the laundry

We all have to choose where to lay our sacrifices, and I have lain mine at the feet of my children.  The greatest sacrifice was going to work every day, thus missing important events in their lives Read More