• Life is amazing.

    “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon And so it is with mine, Life… Continue reading

  • The Rock Quarry

    I have climbed Mount Everest. I have also climbed the Matterhorn. I have fought German Panzers advancing on Patton’s position. I have broken trail with Daniel Boone. And I have parlayed with the leaders of the Sioux nation whilst living amongst them as a mountain man. All within earshot of my mother calling me to… Continue reading

  • Just Write

    “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” —Allen Ginsberg “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway “Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of… Continue reading

  • I’m back…

    It’s been a long time, but I am revving up for big year of blogging. Stay tuned for more. Peace, and reason. Marv Continue reading

  • Music and writing

    “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” – Charlie Parker “Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production… Continue reading

  • Huntsville, Alabama

    I’m going to Huntsville! Yup. For five wonderful days. Umm Why am I going to Huntsville you ask? Well, let me tell you… I’m going to Huntsville to write. I have made a decision to write more, and you can’t write more without writing. So I’m trying to figure out just how I can create… Continue reading

  • To Infinity… And Beyond!

    “It calls back a time when there were flowers all over the Earth… and there were valleys. And there were plains of tall green grass that you could lie down in – you could go to sleep in. And there were blue skies, and there was fresh air… and there were things growing all over… Continue reading

  • The Franklin Planner: You’re A1 baby, A1.

    “… It’s not how you feel, it’s how you look. And you look marvelous.” (Fernando) Billy Crystal I recall working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, long before gmail, and outlook on the web; and phones were anything but smart. How in the world did any of us know where to be, when this meeting was,… Continue reading

  • Things That Make Me Say Grrrrr

    What do I hate? Let me tell you. I hate “foot flushers.” To be more specific, it’s the urinal foot flushers that I hate the most. For those of the female persuasion, or who for any other reason don’t understand what this means, allow me to elaborate. As you may or may not know, the… Continue reading

  • To Be Or Not To Be

    “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson “On Friday the 13th, April 2029, an asteroid large enough to fill the Rose Bowl as though it were an egg cup will fly so close to Earth that it will dip below the altitude… Continue reading