Category: General

One Maryland One Book Top Ten!

A Curious Land has been named a top-ten finalist in the One Maryland One Book Program! The program’s 2017 theme is “Home & Belonging”. According to the Maryland Humanities Council, …

Put Christ Back in Palestine

I’m interested (and amused) when Americans feel that “Christ is being removed from Christmas.” For example, expanding the winter holiday season to include non-Christian holidays, like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and even …

Ruby’s Grant Awarded by the GBCA!

Many thanks to the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance for funding my new project, a novel titled Brotherly Love. The Ruby’s Awards are a special program in the Baltimore region that …

MSAC Grant Awarded

Many thanks to the Maryland State Arts Council for awarding me an Individual Artist Award!  Proud to live in a state that supports literature and the arts!

Words That Have Haunted Me

I was a college sophomore when I signed up for a course in Middle East history at Rutgers University. The professor was a nice enough man, but one who was …