Welcome to my website.
I invite you to take a moment to look around.
I took the photo on my masthead while visiting Berlin
in July 2009. Although this bit of graffiti is a fairly recent
addition to the Berlin Wall, it captures the spirit of the people
of Eastern Germany during the Cold War.
“Hope is important” is a message I repeat to myself each day.
“Fiction is more than an entertainment, more than an intellectual exercise that sharpens one’s sensibility and awakens a critical spirit.
It is an absolute necessity so that civilization continues to exist,
renewing and preserving in us the best of what is human.”
Mario Vargas Llosa, In Praise of Reading Fiction