NEWPORT AVE:  A fugitive from a manslaughter charge returns home to a foggy California beach town hoping to protect his sister from her estranged husband, a mob-connected gambler. The fugitive enlists the help of his closest old friend, now a devoted family man and Sunday school teacher. After exploring all options, they decide the only sure way to protect the sister is to kill the gambler.

CARS: Short stories that vividly capture California as a glorious dream, a hallucination, and a nightmare, a state we all should visit though we might not want to risk living there.  




READING BROTHER LAWRENCE: On a road trip up the California coast, through Portland and into the Kingdom of Heaven, the author revisits the past and the people who sent him on his way.




WRITING AND THE SPIRIT:  Who needs inspiration? Everybody, especially writers.