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Monthly archives for March, 2011

Sleep Depravation and Risk

Poor Lisa’s been struggling with a cold and cough that’s been keeping her up most nights. So, it looks like I should make sure to keep her away from Vegas for a bit.

Escape Pod Recommendations

So I’ve been on an Escape Pod jag while doing my health-club time lately. Two stories I can recommend: You’re Almost Here by Melinda Thielbar (originally published in Bull Spec), and Written on the Wind by David D.Levine. You can either download the podcast on those links or read the story in written form. Very nice.

I liked “You’re Almost There” for it’s basic aura and it’s statement on the world of today. I liked “Written on the Wind” because it’s a kind of interesting tale, but I have to admit I liked it just as much for the fact that it’s founded in linguistics. This appeals for two reasons. First, it’s hard to find intereting stories built around linguistics. But the bigger reason is that it made me think of Brigid, who is majoring in (among other things) Linguistics at Purdue.

Deca-Dad is Recommended

I’m so pleased to report that my short story, “Deca-Dad” made Tangent Online’s 2010 Recommended Reading List.


So, today I’m moving onward with a new short story tentatively titled “Walking the Line.” It’s almost fully formed now. Just looking for that last little thing that moves it from being interesting to really good. You know what I mean, right? That thing you can’t describe, but is certainly real, and that thing you know as soon as you feel it.

Yeah. That thing.

Me and a Tree

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