The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom: 4.5 stars

Whenever I read a book and think, “why didn’t I think of that?” It makes me sooo happy. And this book did. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (a self-described secular Jew)  is about a man named Dor (Hebrew for “generation”) who first measured time.  This book is a bit of an uncomfortable reminder of how humans, unlike animals, constantly count …

Where is Avonte?

While the news focuses on the nightmare of Obamacare, there’s a much more urgent story that isn’t being told. Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic child is missing. He walked out of his school in Queens, New York 23 days ago and hasn’t been seen since. His disappearance highlights several disturbing trends for families with autism in this country. 1. Public …

A to Z Meme: N is for NaNoWriMo!

I actually got my start writing full-length novels via National Novel Writing Month! I was a participant way back in 2005. Chris Baty even loaned me a laptop that year so I could participate. I’ve never, ever forgotten that generosity. A laptop at that time in my life was simply not something I ever thought I would own. But as …