Roots

How I Got This Way

Born in 1951—a late baby boomer—I grew up in Marion, Virginia, the seat of a rural Appalachian county bisected by US-11, proudly named “Lee Highway” and speaking to Southern heritage, long memory and general distrust of anyone whose speech lacked the proper drawl.   ...read more.

Everyone’s Gotta Start Somewhere

It’s embarrassing to admit, but my first publication was plagiarized.

[Put him on the horse, tighten the noose and see if he can talk—well, write—his way out of this one.]   ...read more.

Would You Buy a Used Typewriter From This Guy?

Well, would you? ...read more.

I Gotta Enter More Contests

  ...read more.

For Fun and For a Living

The Really Fun
  • Columns
  • Features
  • Creative Nonfiction

The Mostly Fun
  • Publicity
  • Training

The Tedious

  • Computer System User Manuals
  • Internal System Reference Material
The Rest
  • Research and Analysis
  • Policy and Procedure
  • Reference
        ...read more.