Moonshadow In A Minor Key

Moonshadow In A Minor Key

My wife was playing Cat Stevens in the car this morning as she took the kids to school. Our 10 year old daughter, a fan of all things horror – even the stuff she’s not allowed to see – was frightened by the song “Moonshadow.” I thought...

Relationships – The Two Questions

Today a teenager asked me for relationship advice. Awkward? Absolutely. I want to know nothing at all about teenage romances. I remember my own far too well. Fortunately, I have a catch-all piece of relationship advice that Jan and I have relied on for years....

The Rules Of Violence

There’s been a great deal of talk about violence in media (meaning film and video-games), painting all fictional violence with a damning brush. It’s an important conversation, and one I’d like to have. But I’m not for toning down the violence in film. I’m for...

Gratitude

2014 has been pretty astonishing. There is so very much to be grateful for, and so much to rail at the heavens over. But I'm going to focus on the things I'm grateful for tonight.  The Michigan Shakespeare Festival had a truly stellar season. Under my...

Heading to Verona!

At last I can announce two enormous pieces of news.  First, an Italian-language edition of THE MASTER OF VERONA will be published by La Corte Editore later this year. I don't yet know what the title will be – my original title for the novel might do....