John writes. He writes about diabetes in many online forums and in several FaceBook groups. He also writes in several food groups. Nutrition is a large component of diabetes management, and John believes we’ve screwed up our relationship with food: the standard dietary treatment is the cause of diabetes. Outrageous!
Here’s a post I made that his the WordPress Freshly Pressed wall https://cafemoi.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/wont-that-high-fat-diet-raise-your-cholesterol/
John also writes creative fiction. His children are now out of his house, or are supposed to be, and he has both the time and the urge to write. He has completed the better part of two novels and is now editing them. He has ideas for more
John reads but not voraciously. He likes Hemmingway’s clean style and iceberg approach. He loved Frank Herbert’s six Dune books which he considers the ultimate in showing versus telling, iceberg building, and a model for writing dialogue. He likes stories with strong plots, strong characters, and strong themes. Such stories are rare in the literary world. Character transformation types of stories are nice to read, but they don’t thrill him, neither do dramatic stories with thin, cardboard characters. Primarily thematically focussed novels make him want to burn books.