• Conspiracy - Folk tales - Landscapes - Stories

    Stories About Coffee

    Turkish people have a tradition that is closely linked to the making and drinking of coffee. Once a bride is betrothed, the the bride’s family hosts a formal ceremony where the groom and his family sit for coffee and visit with the bride’s family. For those unfamiliar with Turkish Coffee, the…

  • Landscapes - Road Trips - Stories

    Stories and Landscapes

    Our climate is changing and our planet is changing. It always has been changing. The evidence is in the landscape, which tells the earth’s story for those interested enough to read it. The forces of nature are so awesome that one really needs to just stop and think for a beat…

  • Folk tales - Music - Stories

    Stories in the Music

    I think I’m safe in saying that nearly everyone listens to music and among those who do, most enjoy music with lyrics as much as they do the pure sounds of an instrumental piece. As a writer I enjoy a good yarn, whether in the form of a poem, short…

  • Finance

    Why a New Car Costs So Much

    Why a new car costs so much is one of the worst kept secrets in the automotive industry. It ain’t the unions, it’s the management. There have been articles in obscure or industry specific locations of the Web covering this topic. They usually title the article something like “Where the…

  • Fiction - Reviews

    Stories and Maps

    As an avid reader of fiction, I enjoy a globetrotting adventure with detailed place descriptions and lots of action.  When I’m fortunate enough to be transported while reading such a novel, I travel in the shoes of the main character imagining myself acting in that role.  Of course it always makes…