I took off Sunday morning on my motorcycle, trying to shake off the effects of some really powerful emotional stuff that happened on Saturday (no worries, it’s just life with PTSD. You remember what I said about that before, right?). I went for a spin through the old stomping grounds of my oh-so-fun youth: all … More A Trip Down Memory Lane
…as I was lying in bed last night, trying to finally – maybe – get some sleep. Nope. Instead, this came out. All of it, in one go. So, not much on the sleep end of things, but I’d say a pretty decent story. Hope you enjoy.
Ozzy Osbourne: Ordinary Man I must apologize, really. I’m a lifelong metalhead…and I’ve never been a huge fan of Ozzy. Heresy, right? But it’s the truth. I’m a (not-so) secret fan of the Dio era of Black Sabbath rather than the classic period. He’s been good for single songs and is, of course, the Godfather … More Music I Can’t Stop Playing
I’m going to talk about some…difficult material. If you need not to read this and move on to something light and fluffy, like funny cat pictures, I certainly won’t hold it against you. But you’ll want to do it now, because it’s going to get dark. For those who remain: I’d like to introduce you … More Triggered
I have long been a fan of text-based adventuring. At the (obvious) risk of showing my age, I remember when my next door neighbor brought home Infocom’s Infidel for his Atari 800 computer. We died…a lot. Our junior high had just purchased brand new Apple IIe computers, and another friend brought in what has become … More You Interact With Your Fiction?
I think my eyes are bigger than my stomach, metaphorically speaking. If you take a look at my projects and ARG pages, you’ll see a LOT of things in the works. I have so many ideas, so many things that are like gushers in my skull. And I think I’m coming to realize that I’m … More Knotted
When the COVID-19 lockdowns began, I had only been back home for three weeks. Prior to that, I’d spent five weeks in the mountains of New Mexico at a retreat. The purpose of that retreat was to re-examine my life, learn new ways to live, and let the awful things that needed to break me … More This plague kills illusions
I’m sitting outside our building, shoes off, toes exploring the grass, watching cars pass. It was only two weeks ago that I was at home, enjoying the silence, feeling like there were very few people left in the world. Two weeks ago that this building where I find employment was furthest from my mind. Two … More The Liminal
Back in 2007, I wrote what I thought at the time was the best thing I’d ever produced. It was a fantasy story of about 80 pages. I thought it was gritty and fun and had solid plotting. I was even considering attempting to get it published. As part of the process, I gave copies … More Character Assassination
(and I’ve been putting out fires with gasoline.Listening to plenty of David Bowie. Sorry for the bad reference) Yeesh! It’s been a month since I wrote something. That’s bad news. But between being cooped up inside (it rained here for almost two weeks straight) and the soul-deadening effect working from home is still having on … More It’s Been Too Long