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A friend wished me a “Very Merry Christmas,” as a closing sentiment in an e-mail, yesterday. I didn’t feel joy at his kind thoughts, I felt stung. If he’d been a stranger or an acquaintance in a supermarket, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. I’d have smiled with…


Taking Liane Moriarty’s, “Nine Perfect Strangers” A Bit Further

The day my small-town library shut down because of COVID, I happened to be visiting it. …


Whenever I find myself getting down about our nation’s political and economic woes, I think of a conversation I had with my boss, back in the early 2000’s. The idea he shared with me that crisp, spring day still resonates with me, despite the passage of almost two decades. For…

TJ Clark

Author of the sci-fi thriller, Invaded, TJ has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and years of experience working in local government — www.outsidetheglass.com

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