On a warm, bright summer evening, as my age was approaching double digits, I walked with my big sister. We had just finished dinner and were now on our way down the street to a friend's house. The proudly edged and mowed grass stood guard on the edges of the sidewalk as we strode down … Continue reading The New Fear
I love Halloween. It's just about the only holiday I get excited for. You don't get excited about Christmas? Not really. Costs a lot of money. Have to travel and see everyone. What about New Year's Eve? Looks fun... Nah--everyone is drunk. I don't mind a drink once in awhile, but it's not my favorite … Continue reading Halloween Kicks All the Other Holidays’ Collective Ass!
In case you didn't know, I'm a stay at home dad. It was weird at first, but I'm four years in, and one year away from having all my kids in school full-time, and, as the saying goes, I've become accustomed to a certain kind of lifestyle. (That's code for I don't want to go … Continue reading A Certain Kind of Lifestyle
In the Shadow of the Axe by Nicholas Kaufmann Awesome read. Under 200 pages. Read it in two sittings. It takes place in 1847 Germany. This is a gothic horror story. Kaufmann puts together a story that is all tension and build up. This ain't your monsters-grotesquely-disemboweling-people-one-at-a-time kind of horror story. This is a what-the-hell-is-going-on? … Continue reading Awesome Book Alert!
Somewhere, in a trash heap, there are notebooks full of little stories, poems, and songs I wrote. Not to show to anyone; just for the sake of writing. Unfortunately, I threw the notebooks away. Probably out of the fear that someone would find and read them. That was when I thought writing meant getting it … Continue reading Nag Champa, The Doors, and Candlelight
There's one thing about the new Dark crystal show on netflix I can't get over. OK, so I was born seventeen years before the end of the 1900s. (Or 1983.) I remember watching the original Dark Crystal when I was younger. Back then I thought it was really cool. And, no. I haven't watched the … Continue reading Why I can’t watch the new Dark Crystal (and a quick writing tip)
Are you a writer? Do you have a great tip for other writers? Or maybe you wrote something and you're looking for places to share it with a new audience? Well, my friend, if you're interested in sharing via writing a guest post, hit me up in the contact section. There are so many good … Continue reading Ugh… Can Someone Else Takeover for a Second?!