2017 Fourth of July Focus Blur

July 10, 2017


That may or may not be a metaphor. This year was a crazy year with barely a minute to think. Sandy’s party came together at the last minute and off to Rye we went. Last year, I meant to try focus blurring, but instead made up aperture blurring, which never was a thing and still […]

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Gunpowder Worm

June 26, 2017


Preface A few years ago, I realized all the stories in You Didn’t Know Me Then, were a collection of loosely connected vignettes that could all take place in the same universe à la Martian Chronicles or Dandelion Wine. In this near-future world, a comet carrying a silicon-destroying virus shatters in the earth’s atmosphere, distributing […]

The Best (Sci-Fi) Novel You Never Heard Of

June 23, 2017


And a Cool Competition Where You Can Get a Free Copy John Steakley only wrote two novels: Armor, and Vampires before he died of cancer. Armor is ~500 pages. In college five of us read it in 4 days. One  person would stay up all night reading it, hand it to the next at breakfast. […]

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Old-Fashioned Lime-Vanilla Ice

June 21, 2017


Ray Bradbury was a master of mind-benders or occasionally heart-rippers. He banged out 3000-word gems that were much more impactful than many people’s full novels. One such heart-ripper, The Swan, was wound into the fabric of Dandelion Wine. No story has ever so begged for a sequel. I’m sure there are thousands in drawers and […]

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Doovall Car Show

June 5, 2017


Went to the Duvall Days car show (don’t know why they call it that, it’s only one day, but anyway..) The light was good for shooting cars, nice and flat so you don’t have to worry about too many hot spots on the chrome. Never a big show, attendance was light this year. And, despite […]

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6th Anniversary Blog

May 18, 2017


Nothing Focuses the Mind like a Hanging — Errrr, Anniversary Today is the 6th Anniversary of this blog, a time when I usually sum up my creative efforts for the year. And which explains the annual rush of May postings. I originally started the blog because I was, how do they say – between opportunities […]

No, Really, I’m Writing a Novel

May 17, 2017


Now that Forest God is dead and gone, I’m dusting off Boa, New Mexico. I was much inspired by having a beer with my friend Matt Ruff who writes what can only be over-simplified as “whacky” stuff only minutes after HBO picked up his latest book Lovecraft Country to turn into a series. That helped […]

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