Would You Like a Semi-Auto Gun with Your Glass of Milk?

“Originally intended to protect our civil rights in 1787, our right to bear arms in 1987 has backfired. Instead our rights have been taken away.” This was the opening line to an article I wrote that was published in the Los Angeles Times. At the time I was responding to an incident that had been…

eBook or Print for Self-Publishers?

With the close of Borders, it has become evident that electronic publishing is in and print is out. For those who prefer the smell of ink and paper, this is devastating news. Perhaps the physical aspect of holding a book versus holding a tablet is more romantic? Or maybe it’s the nostalgia of shelving books…

Do You Read?

But do you really read? Teaching writing at various community colleges in Los Angeles for the past ten years has taught me that there are too few students who really understand how to read for college. Sadly, most students come into freshman composition, a university level reading and writing course, extremely unprepared. Oh, they can read the words.…