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Searching for Zack

When I woke up on Friday morning, it was cold. Not bone-chilling cold; not winter cold, but just enough to make me dread the oncoming winter. I decided that staying in my sweats and lazing around the couch was the order of the day. I had ideas about going to the gym,...

The Ballad of Val and Jim

One of the big problems with being happy and content, and in fact, the “only” problem with being happy and content, is that art suffers because of it. Certainly my art has. Other than a couple of witty Facebook posts, I haven’t written a damn thing since I finished...

Finished

Finally The new book is done. It only took 3 full years, but it’s finally complete. I think. Truth be told, this particular book didn’t take 3 years. There was the other book that I was writing and decided to toss in the trash. That was a year wasted. And...

Stranger in a Strange Land

Let me first dispense with the formalities – The book is done. Kinda. The first draft is complete, and now it just needs a period of incubation before I give it a polish. The only problem is, I can’t leave it alone. I keep going back and tweaking it,...

Ho, Ho, Ho

It was brutal out last night. I had to bundle up and head out into the freezing rain with a meager few dollars in order to get a few gifts for my family for Christmas. Ok, that’s not true. It was about 60 degrees and misty, and I was sweating by the time I got to the...