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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for April 2010

Current Fiction

(those reading “Shootings” may continue on to Part Eleven) My latest fiction, “Shootings,” is getting tough, folks, but I’m determined to keep it worth reading as I trudge toward an ending. I have a few ideas for where we’re going, and a convergence is starting to form in my head. Hang in there.

On Lines of Gossamer (or, Spiderman was here)

2955 This view is thanks to the only hilly stretch of my morning commute, which puts the powerlines in direct sunlight against a dark background (click the pic for a better look). It always makes me imagine that a spider has been up to some tricks overnight. This is the first time I have photographed… (read more)

Space Aliens are Strangers, Too

(Note: Those reading “Shootings” may continue in Part Ten.) Aren’t there former civilizations on Earth who wish they had never seen an explorer, and who did everything in their power to stop them from invading their territory? Me, October 26, 2005, questioning whether contact with extraterrestrials would be a good thing for humans. If aliens… (read more)

It’s Snot Rocket Sinus

(Those of you reading “Shootings” will need to wait a little longer for the next chapter.) My six year-old son brings a roll of toilet paper to me and it’s damp. All the way through. My mind immediately traces that toilet paper back to its origin — under the guest bath sink. Fortunate to be… (read more)

1000th Post

(those reading “Shootings” may go on to Part Nine) This is post number 1000, or, as my son put it Monday night, 10 hundred. I began this blog on July 7, 2005. That means that in four years and nine months writing for this space, I have averaged four posts per week. Sometimes I cranked… (read more)