by Chuck Stanley
Steven D. Searls, better known as ‘Steven D’ in the blogosphere, has been a prolific contributor to several prominent blogs. Steve has written close to 1,500 blog posts on a variety of topics. He has agreed to join our merry band at Flowers for Socrates. He is a welcome addition.
Steve is a retired corporate attorney. He had not planned to retire, but health problems disabled him, making the retirement involuntary. A bright guy with a restless and inquiring mind, he does not do boredom well. He continues to write, and remains productive.
Interests include law (of course), but he also writes poetry, essays on whatever interests him at the moment, and occasional fiction.
Steve quipped to me, “Like all lawyers, I used to love to play golf, but that has gone by the wayside because of the arthritic pain.” Arthritis sucks.
He is a voracious reader of non-fiction. Interests span history, physics, philosophy, and essayists. He likes all kinds of fiction from high literary works to genre fiction. His tastes in reading run to science fiction, fantasy, suspense, detective and crime novels. He told me he enjoys reading experimental works, such as “House of Leaves”.
Steve is also a cinema buff, including foreign films. He does not care for horror, with the exception of some of Stephen King’s work. He and I are on the same page about that.
His favorite TV series includes ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Broadchurch’, ‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Rectify’, ‘Orphan Black’, and ‘Black Mirror’. He quipped that his son has introduced him to some anime series (‘Cowboy Bebop’ is a favorite).
His writing began with poetry and then branched into blog posts, short stories and now novels.
He is married and lives in western New York. He is a devoted husband and father. His wife, also a retired corporate lawyer, has had life threatening illnesses. He will probably write about some of the adventures and misadventures he and his wife had whilst traversing the medical minefield.
Given Steve’s many interests, expect him to opine on a variety of topics. He mentioned to me that he is interested in a number of SCOTUS decisions in the pipeline. He plans to do an analysis of at least some of them.
Be sure to “follow” him if you want to keep up with his writing. Also, give his posts a “Like” if you enjoy reading his work.