Grandpa was…

My wife wrote this eulogy for her grandfather, Kensinger Jones. She read it at his memorial service last month. Since the service, people who knew and loved Ken have been asking for a copy (including me). I think it’s lovely. (I don’t have a photo of Keeley and Ken together, […]


I’ve talked about this before, but the latest surge in popularity for live video streaming apps like Periscope has reminded me of the digital clock I used to watch from my bedroom window late at night: …and when I was young, I’d look out my window at night. There was […]

Driving to School

I listen to a lot of music when I write. I find it helps set the mood and, honestly, I can get a little obsessive about it — playing the same song over and over throughout the course of a project. Eventually, there’s no separating the song from the story. […]

Transcriptions from another world…

I just lost an hour’s worth of writing time tonight. Drat. I should say that my process is a little bit different than usual right now. It’s NaNoWriMo, so I’m working on a smaller project and trying to make better use of the available technologies in order to get it […]

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

It’s been a busy time. Here are a few of the reasons why . . . also, we get some very nice fan mail, write some new stories, and drop meaningful hints about some kind of special event coming next week.

The Other Twlilight

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.

Occasional Wasp & Other Thoughts

In which many, many important things are mentioned — including the obligatory Flash mention, a subliminal Dude reference, and new work coming in August.

And now, a little bit of powerdorkery…

Longtime readers of this blog — and anyone who had to sit through a meeting with me in the late Nineties and early Aughts — might remember my enthusiasm for a little Apple device called the Newton. I won’t go into it’s history here, but I absolutely loved the Newton. […]

On New Ideas and the Perils of Watercress

Well, it’s been a while. Lying in bed a few weeks back I found myself drifting in and out of a vague dream about a clone on the run from some sort of shadowy government agency. In my half-waking mind, the components of a story started to come together. Upon […]