The Pilgrim’s Digress: Prologue

Amos Cavendish stood against the outside wall to the residence, his service pistol at the ready. He was a man in his thirties, standing at six feet…


The Dystopian Genre is Dead

One of the inspirations for my upcoming novella The Pilgrim’s Digress was the realization that the time of the dystopian genre in the West has come…


Ward 387

“Please, can I stay just a little bit longer?” the patient asked Dr. Randy Ekman. Ekman smiled; he had grown so accustomed to that pleading voice…


The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America: A Retrospection

The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America by D.W. Griffith (Palala Press, September 2015) In 1916, Hollywood filmmaker W.D. Griffith published a…


Das Woke Capital

Government persecution of the people had continued for a long time. Every day, new charges were trumped up on a whim against those who offended state…


Why Protestants Struggle in Literature

Why do Protestants struggle to write good literature? It’s a question I’ve asked myself recently. I was inspired to think this over in part by some…


The Final Command

“What’ll it be, stranger?” Henry facetiously asked José sitting across the diner counter. Leaning forward in his stool, the middle-aged Tejano…


Goodbye, Mr. Bond

Recently, it was announced that Lashana Lynch will be portraying the new Agent 007, with the “James Bond” acting in a retirement role. How you react…


Remembrances from France

I recently completed a two-week journey through France that included visits to Normandy, Burgundy, and Paris. The following are some observations and…


I Confess

“Forgive me, for I have offended.” Darrell eased back into his seat in the booth. He couldn’t recognize the voice---it belonged to a cis-gendered…