How To Black Friday

You can shop any day. Deals aren't worth suffering for. Whether you're fishing or reading a book or hugging your loved ones, an extra-cheap television or whatever isn't better. It's not even equal. It's a distant, distant 47th place behind all the other things that actually make you happy and make your life a genuinely... Continue Reading →

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An Argument For Animism

  I'm not an animist, but watching the sun sparkle on the water at the edges of the shadow of that old cypress, I can see how someone could wonder if there wasn't some sort of spirit or essence or godling showing itself out of the water, the tree, the sun, or all three. This... Continue Reading →

One of Those Days…

...I have two or three of these a week. Deep breath... Doing something creative, like writing or making a mock ebook cover grousing about being annoyed, helps.  Just one more way to integrate creativity into my life. 

My Name Is Gerald

No, it's not.  My name isn't Gerald, of course.  But my newest short story, My Name Is Gerald, is now available. Here's the blurb: Gerald is a lonely man, a shut-in who spends his time dreaming and watching the skies over his rural Nebraska hometown on the eve of the quincentennial. What he observes in... Continue Reading →

Told You So, New Baby Edition

Here's my little blogging delay, 9 lbs and 1 oz of brand new baby boy named Cuinn.  He was born late on the night of the 17th and we've been busy ever since adjusting to his new presence.  We're not the only ones adjusting.  His two big brothers, 15 and 2, are adjusting as well.... Continue Reading →

Socrates, Unafraid

I've just published this piece of flash fiction on Smashwords, where it makes title #35 I have published with them.  Over the next couple of weeks it will percolate through the virtual distribution pipeline to various venues, links to which I keep over to your right, in the sidebar, at the very top.  Socrates, Unafraid is... Continue Reading →

One of Those Days

It's just one of those days. Roughly 8 hours ago, I thought to myself: it's been a couple of days, I should put up a nice blog post.  Maybe something topical, maybe something science-fiction-y.  Maybe something about one of my stories, like the excerpt of a work in progress I did a couple of entries... Continue Reading →

Getting Over Being Profound

Sometimes I bog down on my blogging or my fiction writing through a desire to be profound.  Lots of people want to be profound.  We want people to pay attention to us, we want to be important, we want to be recognized.  More to the point, I want to be important and paid attention to. ... Continue Reading →

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