CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing Are Now One

  Okay, as mentioned, I've been busy. So I hadn't checked some of my emails. When I did get around to that, I had an email from Kindle Direct informing me that they have merged with CreateSpace, the publishing platform I've used as an indie author and privateer to publish my wares. I also use [...]

An Ode to the Hollow

An Ode to the Hollow April 2013   We were both So much more beautiful when we were younger. Which begs the question, of what is beautiful in middle age... I think To be ourselves, us... I look at these old pictures, we were beautiful. But there is none of the art of who we [...]

To Thine Own Self Be True

I'm putting the final touches on the book, "The Edges of the Rain." This has been a tough one. I'll expand upon that when it's time, suffice it to say I'm very glad to be wrapping it up. Here is where I'm going to take a moment to say that the sequel to the vampire [...]

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 contemplation about existence, not enough letting one's [...]

On This Valentines Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APx2yFA0-B4   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 traditions. He fell in and love [...]

Too, as in, Also…

fromย  'Gold Mine' _____this true heart______________ I will write your name on every breath from now until forever, forget you never, know that I have not let go of this true heart. Forgiving you and him and them and everyone, everything, sing ever louder, stronger, taking claim of every wind and every rain, rising up [...]

Letting Go of the Tiger’s Tail

If you've got the tiger by the tail, then doesn't the tiger have you as well? I thought something was hanging onto me, that I couldn't shake loose. That could be, but it could also be that I was holding onto whatever it was.ย  So, I'm going to let go of it, and see what [...]

Why I Write Fiction

Sometime last winter, I posted on a temporary page that I had going on that I was going to write this particular thing, and then I was going to write that thing, and then I was going to write this other thing. Then I looked at it and I thought, but, I don't do that, [...]

Writing Implements and Accoutrements

Ideally, the perfect notebook would be able to get out of its own way. Meaning,ย  that it would fold back on itself like spiral notebooks do. It would have at least one pocket, preferably on the inside cover. The paper would be of sufficient quality so as to not be completely transparent so that one [...]

The Slick Furies.

I'm super tired. Is that the best time to write a blog post? Hopefully this won't be too rambling. I have surpassed the sixty thousand word mark on the edits/re-write of the vampire novel. I have approximately sixty-six pages of the original text, about twenty thousand words, to finish, knowing that I'll likely add a [...]

Through Another Lens

This isn't a documentary about a photographer of New York fashion and, or, street fashion. It is a documentary about an artist, whose medium happens to be photography, a man to whom fashion is art, and that is how he photographs it. Through his lens, a world of vibrant eccentricity has been captured, cataloged, and [...]

Feeling Good, Miss Nina Simone.

I watched a documentary last night about Nina Simone, "What Happened, Miss Simone?"ย  I had watched part of this one before and become distracted. "Feeling Good" was the first Nina Simone song that I ever heard and I loved it. I'd been a Billie Holiday fan for years and I thought, how is it that [...]

Unlimited

Unlimited You know what a woman wants? A badass son of a bitch who can make the trip and still treat her like the most precious being on the planet. A man whoโ€™s really a gentleman, even if sometimes she doesnโ€™t act like much of a lady. She wants a proper rescue. She wants gallantry [...]