Fire of Norea novel excerpt: Visiting Rabbi Goodman

From "1987": Norea, 3 years old, travels with Bill to Reno to visit his friend, Rabbi Goodman: Norea fell back against the arm of the chair and crossed her arms. "I don't know what you guys are talking about!" Rachel smiled. "Neither do we, my dear. The question is the point, not the answer." Norea... Continue Reading →

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Gershom Scholem: Conclusion, Ineffable God: The Jewish (rather than Platonic) Roots of Gnosticism

This is a series on the relationship between Greek philosophy and gnostic literature. To start with the first post, please go here. Here are my concluding thoughts on the extent to which Platonism influenced gnosticism and, secondarily, whether Judaism is actually the more likely origin. Famed Jewish historian Gershom Scholem argued for a link between early... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Winner!

Wow, what a feeling. I've never "won" NaNoWriMo before (50,000 words written in the month of November for National Novel Writing Month). I've been working on my novel for roughly four years and this is the third year I've participated in NaNoWriMo. The problem has always been that I was still doing research for my... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo nearly finished!

Sorry, I know it's been a while since I've posted a blog...well, okay, no one's sorry about that, are they? I blog to increase web presence for my novel, so, when it's finished, I'll have resources, complete with history, in place to advertise my product. Good news today, however! A reason to blog! I've been... Continue Reading →

Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt

This blog contains excerpts and commentary from the developing the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": Fire of Norea: From Ashes, first excerpt. A new blog will be published periodically, up until publication. Please leave feedback, this is a work in progress! Thank you for your interest. For more information, please visit our Official Fire of Norea Facebook Page, Twitter or... Continue Reading →

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