Category: 2018

Changed

This is a good write-up by author Autumn Christian as to the changing nature of one’s writing as it relates to the changing being of one’s person, “I’ve Changed and So Has My Writing” by Autumn Christian. Along those lines, of note, sometime ago I watched a documentary […]

A Different Light

I’m editing. I’m editing this webpage. I’m editing possessions. I’m editing a book. I removed the previous post about “The Wizard of OZ” because it didn’t set the proper tone for what I’m relating it to, and that is the novel I’m editing, “The Edges of the Rain.” […]

The Edges of the Rain

Some thoughts on current events in the world, I don’t know how other people deal with trauma, cope with reality, with being in the world. The doors to madness are too much reality, and not enough of it. The doors into madness are laced with too much philosophical […]

Baudelaire, Metamorphosis of the Vampire

  Metamorphosis of the Vampire, 1857 Charles Baudelaire Translated by Edna St. Vincent Millay Meanwhile from her red mouth the woman, in husky tones, Twisting her body like a serpent upon hot stones And straining her white breasts from their imprisonment, Let fall these words, as potent as […]

The New Covers

    The new covers are completed. It will be a few days before all of these titles are once again available. I am still editing some of the stories in “GRAIN.” “The Slick Furies” is at the beginnings of an overhaul, and I’ve no idea when those […]

Pending Updates, New Covers

Some titles may be temporarily unavailable pending updates. As often said, all this is a “learn as you go” process. While trying to make some new design elements/memes/thingys/etc., one of the websites/tools I use frequently, quit working the way it should. Necessity is the mother of invention. I […]

Love

  I need to believe in the world, in every good, great, beautiful, peaceful, loving, amazing, part of the world. In kindness, in dignity, honor, self-respect, respect for others, in what is decent, in manners, in grace, in hope, in trust. I need to believe in summer days, […]

Vision

In 2011, I had a clear, definite, vision, for what I wanted to do with regard to my writing. I’ve learned a great deal since then. There were some things I was wrong about. There were some things I was right about it. Without further discussion, extended discourse, […]

Undone

The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories […]

Be Timeless

  “Trends come and go. What is “fashionable” is changeable. Having style, however, is always cool, and never goes out of fashion. Be classic. Be timeless.” ~ Teri Skultety   So much of this was supposed to be fun. It’s also true that if you’re serious about your […]

Be In Love With Your Life

I took about a two-week break from working on anything at all writing wise and that was about as much of a break from writing as I could manage. As for what I’m working on, the thing about that is that it doesn’t matter, until the work is […]

On This Valentines Day

  One of the most wonderful things within the many fine and good examples that Bruce Lee left us with, is his example of inclusiveness. Despite being met with prejudice throughout his life, he seemed to hold no such feelings in his own heart. He continuously broke with […]

The Society of Classical Poets.

The Society of Classical Poets, of which I am a member, was kind enough to republish one of my poems, “The Harvest.” I’m honored to be included. I think that their efforts promoting classical poetry are commendable and wonderful, a really cool thing. If you enjoy poetry, you […]

Dirty Knees

“Thelxiepeia” will be available sometime in the next few days, I finished it early. Of course I’ll post up a link when it is available, as well as a table of contents and previously published poems. The poems in this collection were written between 2009 and 2012. Every […]

Dolores

  “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” is one of my favorite albums. When I heard that Dolores O’Riordan was gone, it’s just… odd…a really strange thing, she is of my generation. This is (some of) the music of my early adult years. I’d posted […]

The Next Voice You Hear

    Currently listening to Jackson Browne, discovering T Bone Burnett, trying to catch up on episodes of the podcast “Cocaine and Rhinestones.”   Reading “Cotton Tenants: Three Families” by James Agee with photographs by Walker Evans. Here’s the synopsis from Amazon, “In 1941, James Agee and Walker […]