Shaken & Stirred

The term 20/20 used to mean perfect vision, as in no spectacles required. The year 2020 has been nothing but a spectacle. I’m not talking

Remembering Tony Abbott

Thirty years ago, Tony Abbott was directing Davidson Community Players’ production of Inherit the Wind and needed a set designer. New to North Carolina, I

Cover Story

A few years ago, Hyong Yi had a crazy, brilliant idea for not one book, but two. He had enlisted a group of artists to

Salvation (Forthcoming February 2021 )

“Salvation explores the tragic mistakes—well-intentioned in some instances, cruelly selfish in others—made by desperate people. But this is not a dark book. There is great

Arriving at Concord

To avoid interstate traffic when I head to Durham to visit my daughter, I travel the backroads and rely on my GPS, but I cringe at the

A Hole is to Dig

Remember Maurice Sendak’s playful pen and ink drawings of children in Ruth Knauss’s A HOLE IS TO DIG? In that book, boys and girls roll in the

When What If Becomes What Is

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. —Isaac Asimov The unthinkable happened