Winter House: Chapter 12

Here it is, the last chapter of my serial novel. It’s been a lot of fun to write. It taught me a lot about my own style, gave me room to explore ideas and the courage to try something new. I’ve really had fun – kind of hate to close the book. But there are […]

Winter House: Chapter 9

Remainders of dust still flitted around in the light of his lantern. He pulled the case up along one of the walls where they could be easily stacked without being seen from outside. As he stood, he took a moment to look at the drawings on the walls.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Part II of my three part series discussing the shift in charitable giving, the policies which affect it, and the organizations it impacts.  Consider this: according to the Internal Revenue Service, 152 million individual tax returns were filed in 2016. Of those filed, 40 million of them accounted for 80% of the dollars given to […]

Go Ask ALICE: Down the Rabbit Hole

Part I of my three part series on charitable giving, and the ways the government, the donors, and the recipients of gifts are changing their perspective. Meet A.L.I.C.E. No, not the Disney version of the blonde girl in the blue dress. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The acronym was created by The United Way as a result of […]

Winter House: Chapter 8

Prairie had barely taken him a few yards into the woods when she stopped and became agitated. Looking over the forest floor, Henry expected to see a snake or other animal, but he found none. Briefly, he thought he smelled death again. The horse’s nervous demeanor held his attention though, and to avoid risk of being bucked off, he dismounted. He led Prairie forward until he found a small clearing.