Steve McEllistrem

The Devereaux Dilemma

Author Archives: steve-mcellistrem

← Older posts Newer posts →

The Beauty of Trees

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Joyce Kilmer famously wrote: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” And despite many criticisms of both poem and poet, it remains to this day one of the best-known pieces of poetry. People who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Beauty of Trees

The Myth of the Loner

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

The loner as hero is not a uniquely American concept, but it’s an idea that Americans have embraced as distinctly ours. It began, for us, as the image of the cowboy conquering the West, taking on all comers as he … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Myth of the Loner

Hope

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Hope – We think of it fondly, considering it a positive emotion, and often it is. Look, for example, at the frenzy that surrounds a large Powerball jackpot, when millions of people who don’t normally play suddenly decide to buy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hope

Is Clean Energy Really Clean?

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Well, some of it is, but some of it – like solar and hydroelectric – is relatively clean. Some of it, however, is just less dirty. Look, for example, at natural gas as a substitute for coal. All things being … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Clean Energy Really Clean?

Multi Employer Pension Plans

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Multi-employer pension plans have been in the news lately, with the actions by the Treasury Department on whether truckers, retirees and their families can have their benefits sharply reduced because the multi-employer plans are short on money. The Kline-Miller Multiemployer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Multi Employer Pension Plans

GMOs – Safe or Unsafe?

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Genetically modified organisms remain part of the national debate. Are they safe? Are they not? What’s the truth? Unfortunately, a lot of the answers are not yet knowable because the long-term consequences of genetic manipulation of foodstuffs cannot be learned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on GMOs – Safe or Unsafe?

Why I Write Science Fiction

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

I’ve long loved the science fiction classics, like Dune, Foundation, Rendezvous with Rama and Fahrenheit 451. But I didn’t start out writing science fiction. I began with fantasies, westerns, mysteries, thrillers and literary fiction, none of which I published. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why I Write Science Fiction

Freedom & Change

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Freedom carries the burden of maintaining it. The trite saying that freedom isn’t free holds a lot of truth. To keep freedom, one must battle constantly against the forces that seek to defeat it. I’m not speaking here about external … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Freedom & Change

A Visit to Write On! Radio as a Guest

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

Tuesday, March 22nd, I not only host a visit with debut science fiction novelist Steve Toutonghi (author of Join), but also submit to questioning from my colleague Ian Graham Leask about my series of Sci Fi novels, The Devereaux Dilemma, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Visit to Write On! Radio as a Guest

Reflection on Beauty

Posted on by steve-mcellistrem

I squandered a week in Arizona recently, writing nothing, instead hiking the desert Southwest, ogling the cacti and lizards who populate the area, climbing toward the peaks of the foothills of the Rockies, descending to valleys that harbored mansions and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reflection on Beauty
← Older posts Newer posts →