Eighteen Years Without Healthcare

When I decided to go back to college and finish my degree, I lost my healthcare. I chose to be without healthcare, the kind of healthcare I had at the time working for a small independent company, after a mid-life crisis, when I realized I had been existing in perpetual clerical servitude for over twenty … Continue reading Eighteen Years Without Healthcare

Murdering Off A Character You Like: A Writer’s Dilemma

The sequel to my book The Thunderegg Speaks is taking longer than anticipated. I’ve been reluctant to finish the draft of Chapter 1 because finishing the chapter requires me to finish off a character, a character I’m beginning to really like. What do I do about this? Agatha Christie had no trouble killing off characters. … Continue reading Murdering Off A Character You Like: A Writer’s Dilemma

A Dark Shadow’s Interpretation of Facebook

Image by K McVere LLC Watching old original black-and-white episodes of Dark Shadows recently on Amazon Prime, then watching the congressional hearings of Facebook’s Zuckerberg, I had an epiphany. The undercurrents, disturbing undercurrents of Dark Shadows (the 1960s television series), and the vastness and dark shadows of Facebook’s underbelly are connected in myriad ways with … Continue reading A Dark Shadow’s Interpretation of Facebook

Albion Street Poems & Short Stories Vol. 1 – Excerpt

Cover by Red Couch Creative, inc. / K McVere LLC © est. 2018 Andalyn didn’t remember getting out of the car, but there she stood in a field of mown hay, clutching her right leg under her armpit; and there it was, her yellow Toyota embracing a gray van like lovers spooning. Old habits die … Continue reading Albion Street Poems & Short Stories Vol. 1 – Excerpt

What Will It Be – A Halloween Trick or Treat for 20 Million Americans?

Earlier this week I debated whether to juxtapose the 1960s television program Dark Shadows with Facebook’s political chicanery and decided to hold off posting that piece. Then. Then as I scrolled through the news of the day about the current impeachment inquiry, I read an article on Slate about the danger to the Affordable Care … Continue reading What Will It Be – A Halloween Trick or Treat for 20 Million Americans?

Inspiration for My Old & New Poems

(Originally published on Medium.com October 10, 2019) After nearly two decades I decided to reread old poems I’d written as an undergrad at Boise State University. The three poems I’m proudest of are the ones which were published in cold-drill 1999 sponsored by the English Dept. The focus of these three poems happened to be … Continue reading Inspiration for My Old & New Poems