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Why George the Tree? It started with “Messiah”!

Why George the Tree? It started with “Messiah”!

When I watched Netflix’ Messiah, an aspect of one review surprised me. They said we’d see it through the eyes of a female CIA agent and an Israeli interrogator. Heck no! I didn’t identify with either of them for a moment! I saw it through the eyes of...
“My name is Tree, but call me George”

“My name is Tree, but call me George”

If You’re Raised by a Nonconformist to be a Nonconformist and It Works, Does That Make You a Conformist? Because, you see, you’re doing what you were brought up to do, what is expected. First responses to this question ranged from confusion (“Yes,...
Confused? Ask Karima!

Confused? Ask Karima!

Hello, dear readers and friends. It has come to my attention that certain things in my books are immediately understandable (and hilarious) to some, but incomprehensible and frustrating to others. The perfect example is the hero’s best friend, Alexander...
THIS kind of book!

THIS kind of book!

BOOKS! My very favorites have certain commonalities. They can be simple or complex; classed as Adult, YA or Children’s; as Literature, Fiction, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Nonfiction or Fantasy. But most share these things: First, a game, a maze, a challenge: a schematic...
Apricots in the Morning

Apricots in the Morning

If you didn’t grow up speaking Arabic (or possibly Persian or Turkish), you’re probably not familiar with the phrase, “There’ll be apricots in the morning.” While this might sound delightful, especially if you like apricots, it’s...
A Maybe, or a Might-Have-Been

A Maybe, or a Might-Have-Been

“Captain, it appears there is another relevant text from the EarthWorld, unrelated to the one we’ve already found.” TechieSquid paused. “Or only barely related.” “Which of the . . . areas we are studying does it hale from?”...