To the Memory of Sister Petrina: Now I Understand

[This is a cross-posting from, the site dedicated to my recently published novel.] Aside from a brief flirtation with the public education system in kindergarten, all of my pre-college years were spent in Catholic schools. My three years of high school were memorable most for being branded a troublemaker at the same time that …

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Chess v. Chutes and Ladders

Holy Epiphany, Batman! I'm on the third book of a fantasy series that I started reading a few months ago on the recommendation of some friends. Which friends, and which series, is not important. What is relevant, however, is how reading a book or books I don't particularly like often gives me insight into myself …

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