A few miles from shore?

“Bob,” you ask, “why do you have ‘A Few Miles From Shore…’ typed out under your site’s name?”

Thanks for your question!

The line is a reference to a favorite quote by Andre Gide that I find inspirational. Here is what he said: “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

Sometimes my writing life feels like that, out there discovering new lands. You’re out there on the ocean. Some days are bliss. Others are perfect storms. Then you find some land. Is it an island, a short story? How big is it? A novel continent? A newly discovered inland sea?  An archipelago of linked stories?

So, this website is my little boat. While you’re here, you can see some of the places I’ve been. Pretty simple.

Welcome aboard!