Tag: The Olympian

  • Requesting Help in Haiti

    Requesting Help in Haiti

    Twenty years ago, I penned the opening sentence to my first novel, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas. “I was 12-years-old when my father took me to my first Olympic Games.”

  • The Sixth Day Film Update

    The Sixth Day Film Update

    Time is relative as Tobit relates in Tobit and the Hoodoo Man, “I recall the night mother returned from the master’s house and explained to me that I was born in ‘eighteen-twenty-five.’  That knowledge meant nothing to me at the time.  As an old man, I learned that ‘1825’ was a year, and that a…

  • Collaboration

    Collaboration

    Fourteen years ago, I penned the first words to The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas. “I was 12-years old when my father took me to my first Olympic Games.” Yesterday, I read a review on Amazon by ‘Kevin.’  I know nothing about Kevin other than his posted reviews on Amazon indicate he is an…

  • Poetry

    Poetry

    After I had completed at least three drafts of my first novel, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas, my friend Steven Pressfield suggested, “You might want to get a copy of Noah Lukeman’s book The First Five Pages.  I think you will find it helpful.”  That is a typical understatement from a great author.…

  • The Olympian, Eighth and Final Movement

    The Olympian, Eighth and Final Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Eighth Movement – The Exile Welcomed Home: Simonides completes his narrative.  The Thasians are humbled and now understand that it is indeed Theagenes and his statue that the Oracle refers to as “the exile that must be welcomed back.”  A year has…