Month: April 2016

Competency Test

I had this little nugget, in draft form, on my desktop for an NPR 3-minute fiction contest, but wasn’t happy with it at the time.¬†But with the amazing presidential tragicomedy we’re currently having, sharing this with the public seems a…

Generative Activities

Short post here. I write, but I also bake and cook. Bringing food to people is, for me, very similar to giving the literary nourishment of poetry of fiction. After a drought of creativity in the kitchen I’ve been (financially)…

The Vagaries of Vagueness

GMOs are the red dye #2 of the decade. Vilified as poison, sanctified as nothing but yield increasing. As with everything outside the soundbite universe, it’s a bit more complicated. The basics: A “genetically modified organism”¬†includes every food plant and…