I consider myself a fairly even-keeled guy. That could come across as a brag, I suppose, and perhaps it's been said for just that purpose. I don't know, because I haven't monitored every phrase spoken during my lifetime, and those prior to but that were not written about, well those may have never happened or … Continue reading It’s Just Nuts
There are indeed times when I distrust myself, my choices. I look around me and see only evidence of my inadequacy, indeed my own foolishness. I can find not one scrap of a hint of a partial clue that I am worth the ink in my fountain pen. And if at one point or another … Continue reading Times of Doubt
...down, down, down, down, down. - Freddy King, "Going Down" There are far worse things if you've decided to make your living as a blues musician than to have the last name King. You can ask Albert, (not really a King, shhh,) or B.B. (a real King). You can even tell everyone your name is, … Continue reading I’m goin’ down…
First things first: Big deal, Varengo! You got all fucked up physically and mentally in the first months of 2022. So you've started a one-man campaign to make 2020 look like everybody's kind Aunt Jenny. My car stalls at traffic lights. We all got problems. There. Now all the people inclined towards having written me … Continue reading Hey, Y’all! A’memba me?
I use the term constantly now. "I gots the Covid." It's bad English and points to the author as problematic at best, but it's what Grand Funk once called "a natural fact." Not only true but there for all to see in prison-blue majesty. "Steer clear of him. He's sick." Of course, these are the … Continue reading When you gots the Covid…
My son, Evan, standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, or for the conspiracy theorists, in a Hollywood backlot. I have not traveled in my life nearly as much as I would have liked. I've crossed the country, once by car when driving with my son home from Camp Pendleton in California. And that … Continue reading Road Tripping
Someone asked me, (okay it was a Bloganuary writing prompt, I don't actually know any real people), what I would tell my teenage self. What advice would I give? My actual teenage self There are several ways that conversation could go. An almost uncountable number of vectors it could veer down. None of them would … Continue reading My Teenage Self
So then, here we are, smack in the middle of "the holidays." Such a bizarre state of affairs to approach this season for the second year in a row with the pandemic trending upwards, and every day, more and more and more and more... everything else seems to be trending downwards. You know things like … Continue reading The Holidays
Sometimes, when you're an independent writer, you need to put a good deal of effort into promoting your work. You try to set up interviews, you do blog posts, mailing list promotions, all sorts of stuff. And then sometimes without really any effort things seem to fall into place. This is just a screenshot, alas, … Continue reading Listen to the wind blow…
See? I've brought proof! It is my happy duty to announce that Book 1 of the Cerah of Quadar series, A Dark Clock, is now available as an audiobook from Audible, and does it ever sound great! I am always amazed at the talent of my narrator, Aven Shore Narrating, and it is on display … Continue reading And… Release!