A few hours to go until the new year... To be honest, I don't know how much of this one I'll remember later on down the road, as I'm not particularly good at recalling events in time. (I'm the one who shows up to your doorstep the day after your party holding out a bottle … Continue reading Happy 2022!
A few years back I invited a friend on a nighttime walk with me and Geordie to view the Christmas lights around the neighborhood. Since then the Christmas lights dog walk has grown to a fairly sizable group of us who meet by the community pool and stop here and there for libations. I haven't … Continue reading Holiday Traditions
I have some good news to share—one of my short stories, An Unspeakable Life, got accepted for publication in an online magazine, After Dinner Conversation. I hear it will be coming out to subscribers on January 1st of 2022, and in the anthology possibly in September. And maybe, just maybe, a podcast discussion to follow. … Continue reading Philosophical Stories: After Dinner Conversation
Today marks the official end of the monsoon season here in Tucson, and it's been a remarkable one, especially in contrast to last year's nonsoon. In 2020 we had one of the worst droughts on record—1.6 inches of rain for the entire season, which made for downright satanic summer heat in the midst of a … Continue reading Goodbye Monsoon Season
R.C. Sherriff's 1931 novel, The Fortnight in September, is about a happy family on a pleasant seaside vacation during which nothing really bad happens. Try selling that to a publisher. But when you think about it, it's actually a tantalizing premise. Pretty much all fiction illustrates what happiness isn't. It's much harder to write a … Continue reading The Fortnight in September