Category Archives: Fiction

Gratitude (Aug. 30 – Sep. 5)

Helping my wife buy exercise equipment and make space for it. Unpacking and/or removing several boxes left from our move Preparing to donate some of the things we unpacked Drafting an important letter Working with a colleague on a puzzle … Continue reading

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#tbt DeSmet 2015

Two years ago, this week, Kelly and I visited DeSmet, SD, one of the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Reading Goals for 2017

Some of my friends read dozens of books each year. I will be lucky to reach one dozen.  Last year, I had a long list I wanted to read, and I finished 7 of them. I don’t want my book … Continue reading

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Books of 2016: A Review

At the start of 2016, I had a list of 18 books I wanted to read during the year. I added 2 more during the year for a total of 20. Of these, I finished 7. Some of the rest, … Continue reading

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Common Elements in the Prose of Jackie Lea Sommers, Part 2: Character Trios

Why is a physicist writing so much about literature? What is so special about this author named Sommers? The simple answer to both questions is the same: she is my friend. We were friends in college and reconnected during the past … Continue reading

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Common Elements in the Prose of Jackie Lea Sommers, Part 1

MAJOR Truest SPOILER ALERT! Do not read further if you want to be surprised by Truest.    I have written before about my friend Jackie’s book Truest.  She has also written several short stories, and I have been fascinated by the common elements I see … Continue reading

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I’ve never thought about math this way before!

Is mathematics important primarily because it does such a good job of serving the sciences? … People do not go around demanding real-world applications of literature. Fiction is in fact fictional, and people don’t get particularly excited about reading just … Continue reading

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Review of The Wounded Sky

Wow. This is an amazing book; it demonstrates the fun and depth that good science fiction writing can achieve. It had profundity, depth, and wonder encapsulated in a Star Trek novel. I finished it in about three days, part of which was … Continue reading

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The Password is the last word of Truest

The password for reading my fan fiction piece is the last word of Truest.

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Protected: The Meaning of Her Name (Sommers Fan Fiction)

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