Face the Strange is Published!

I’m incredibly excited to present to you … Face the Strange, an anthology of amazing stories I’ve edited along with my daughter, Brigid, and introduced by Dean Wesley Smith. Mayhem, destruction, and domination. Cooperation, friendship, and even love. When strangers from vastly different backgrounds collide, the potential fallouts are infinite. Within these pages you’ll find […]

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Look Safe Appears in STOLEN

My cup runneth over today it seems. I’ve got a couple things to talk about all of a sudden, so let’s start here … I’m pretty stoked to announce that Fiction River’s Stolen, which includes my short story “Look Safe,” has now seen publication. It’s an anthology of stories that all have something to do […]

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Space: 1975

Here’s your chance to stow away on the greatest little space opera anthology since, well, the 70s! [grin] X X X X X X All right, I’ve done some vague Facebook sharing on this project over the past day or three, but since it’s getting ready to go live I can now talk a bit […]

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My Tash Sultana Problem

Like anything, you don’t start out at the top and you’re always getting better. So I’m not in a competition with anyone. I don’t think I’m better than anyone. I don’t think I’m the best at anything. I just do my thing, and I learn shit from people all the time. Just keep your brain […]

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My Dad and Jackie Robinson

Some time back my dad—who grew up in both Atlanta, GA and South Bend, IN—mentioned that as a kid he had gone to see a minor league baseball game in Atlanta in which Jackie Robinson played. We didn’t talk long about it, but he described the event as somewhat uplifting, I admit, for several reasons, […]

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Alas, It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

I wrote this yesterday, if it matters, while I was preparing to do our grocery shopping and as I was thinking back to how—until the last few months—I’d never considered a trip to the grocery store to be anything, you know, “special.” # # # # # It’s 9:37 AM. July 18. By worldometer, the […]

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Dreaming On Tax Day

You can tell our priorities are mixed up because of how pissed off we feel on Tax Day. I can’t remember exactly where I heard that idea first, but it’s returned to my mind often for some time. Those words are hot on my mind today because I just finished packaging up returns. I admit […]

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Help a Brother Out

Hair’s going to be college length soon! I’m out at the grocery store yesterday, strolling down an aisle, when a guy who is not wearing a mask zips past. As he’s next to me he leans in and says a breathy “Hi.” Then he’s gone. Given that my personal form of idiocy is a bit […]

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Today’s Work: Recommendations For Your Light Reading and Viewing Pleasure

For reasons that are hopefully obvious, I’ve recently been on another round of fairly intensive “work” on myself, specifically in an attempt to see people more readily as they see themselves. If you could review my Google history over the years, you’d see fairly wide-range of these kinds of things ranging from better understanding of […]

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