Parking the Moose by Dave Hill (Review)

Parking the Moose By Hill, Dave Humorous Essays Hardcover, $29.95 (CAN) $24.00 (USD) Doubleday Canada Published September 2019 Most of us have given some thought to our ancestry, and we think of how differently we’d be living if something hadn’t changed direction before our births.  Personally, I wonder how I would be conducting my life if my maternal grandmother hadn’t left Utah when she was young and stopped practicing the local religion. Actually, I wouldn’t even be here if my maternal grandmother had stayed in Utah.  She married a gentile she met in San Francisco, so with genes being what … Continue reading Parking the Moose by Dave Hill (Review)

An Aging Writer, Finally Learning the Ropes

Like a lot of people who have blogs, I’m a writer whose primary work is not on the blogsite. I write fiction and nonfiction to upload to Kindle, and then struggle to bring these proverbial needles in a haystack to the attention of people who read books on screens. When I tried to promote my first e-book, a novella titled Petra, I showed exactly how naïve a writer can be.  The book itself had oodles of adult-level observations on the human condition, but when I tried to persuade others to read it I behaved like a teenager who was shocked … Continue reading An Aging Writer, Finally Learning the Ropes

R.I.P. Philip Roth

I haven’t read enough of Philip Roth’s works to speak with authority.  However, The Humbling, published in 2009, is one of the finest novels I’ve ever read. The Humbling is only about 160 pages, so it won’t take a lot of your time.  It should stay with you, though. Here’s a review: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6407877/The-Humbling-by-Philip-Roth-review.html Continue reading R.I.P. Philip Roth