What I’m Reading Articles

What I’m Reading V: Scandinavian Trilogy

January 13, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My self-styled Scandinavian Trilogy. Reading is an important part of writing. Reading instructs, and reading inspires. I’m rarely without a book.  What are you reading these days? I recently made my own Scandinavian trilogy by reading three books in a row – A Man Called Ove, Blind Goddess and Smilla’s... read more

What I’m Reading IV: Global Romance

December 30, 2016 4:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My self-style global romance duet Reading is an important part of writing. Reading instructs, and reading inspires. I’m rarely without a book. I love reading at home. I also love reading on the road, where I spend a lot of time.  I write romance, and I tend to read romance.... read more

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Frame Analysis: The Art of Politics

March 4, 2016 8:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I first took up the subject of frame analysis in The Articulate Executive II and here I repeat a few of the comments I made in that blog. My argument and some examples are from George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant! We’re in high political season, and we’re... read more

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Boost Your Mood: Read a Romance

January 4, 2016 11:45 pm Published by 3 Comments

Last January, 2015 the Wall Street Journal ran a front page article on the rise of professional cuddlers who might charge $1/minute to spoon. Skin-to-skin contact is not involved. The cuddlers and their clients keep their clothes on. Their customers say that cuddling lessens anxiety and increases a sense of... read more

The Articulate Executive II

October 22, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: See The Articulate Executive I  for the source of my title. In my years of teaching, I have always gone early to class to chat with students before the hour begins. I haven’t had difficulty getting conversation going until these past few years. Now when I walk into the... read more