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Have fun browsing my Web essays, novels, short stories, and plays. And feel free to use the Contact form below to send me your comments and suggestions for worthy subjects and new projects. I would be glad to hear from you. To start, may I suggest my latest . . .

Herschel Walker, Senator, a web essay

Let’s consider how Herschel Walker would most likely have spent his first hours in office as Senator of Georgia had he been elected. There are no surprises here.

Earthly Treasures, a web essay

After my father’s memorial service, a cousin whispered to me that he had hoped I might say a word or two. My answer at the time was that my feelings were too much in turmoil to be able to say anything coherent about my father. Only now, ten months after my father’s death, do I know what I would like to have said then, and am able to say now.

Ukraine’s Crisis and the N-Word, a web essay

The audacious cruelty of Putin’s assault on the Ukraine beggars description. No account can relate the suffering, no observer can fathom the Ukrainians’ courage in the face of this nightmare. And no one can do anything about it. We simply read on, aghast, sickened, helpless. Why? Putin used the N-word.

A Young Man and the Subway, a short novel

When 12-year-old Hisato loses his mother on the subway, he sets out on a frenzied journey to find her that he – and his mother – will never forget.

Debunking Deities, a web essay

The debate about the existence of God rages on because it has never been anything but inconclusive. And so it is doomed to remain. Contemplating the existence of God requires us to use cognitive equipment we simply do not have.

Passage, a memorial

Robert Reed McCutcheon, June 4, 1921–August 2, 2021.

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