When yesterday collides with today

When yesterday collides with today

Historical fiction comes in many shapes and sizes. Like science fiction and fantasy, it can simply provide a backdrop to familiar themes such as girl-meets-boy, road trip, coming of age, man or woman against the odds, or a clash of cultures. It also can open the door...
Standing at hero height

Standing at hero height

My fathers didn’t build skyscrapers. They weren’t celebrities, or inventors, or rocket scientists. They didn’t fly to the moon or circle Earth. They didn’t make billions, or even millions, on the stock market. They never ran for office. They had no bestsellers, movie...
Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

When it comes to remembering a past #genocide, solving “cold cases” or unearthing what’s been buried by history, people generally take one of two stances. One group wants answers, regardless of what they reveal. The other sees no need to disturb the sleeping dogs of...