There are several stories in ARE WE MONSTERS but I wanted to post a sample of one of them to give an idea of what you'll find inside. This excerpt is from a story called 'Fearful Thing' about a young woman's willingness to face something horrifying in order to seek its aid. Some things only… Continue reading Are We Monsters – sample
There is something painfully insidious about the banal ways we are homogenizing and corporatizing cities. Something sad that we are so desperate to erase the character of our cities, to make them the same in every way possible so that we feel some sort of safety and comfort that we could find in other ways.… Continue reading Changing the Record
Since Covid hit its stride in March of 2020 I had been out of the office I work at for eighteen months. Eighteen. I still remember the days leading to that day – Things were suddenly getting more and more dire in the country, despite the protestations of the President to the contrary. Internally our… Continue reading Eighteen Months
I have been a movie geek since I was a kid. There was a time in my life, living in a small town near to a slightly larger town, where I’d go to the movies all the time. In retrospect I saw a lot of trash. I loved going to the movies though. I was… Continue reading Purity
It’s strange to think back through the years of my education and history classes and to consider how true the words would ring through, truer and truer over time – history is written by the victors. So much of American history has been redacted and whitewashed to show the best side of our culture… Continue reading Faded Glory
In which I talk about Flint, Michigan's recent struggles.
Ya know, as a self-published author I can't say I haven't dipped into the pool of revisionist history, though I never got deeper than my ankles. I wanted to fix things, to clean things up, but as much as I have wanted to do more, I haven't. It's dangerous business, taking that time machine into… Continue reading Fixing the Past
As a movie geek there are certain holidays, or times of year that stand out for you and make you want to just gulp down every last film you can with that theme or setting. As a horror fan Halloween is a big one, obviously, but so too is the Christmas season among others.… Continue reading Are You Ready For The Summer?
So, I guess it's all over, right? It's done? Covid-19 is just a memory we will talk about over hard seltzers on the beach as we gather in droves. Phew, glad that's over. Except...it isn't. Not that that is easy to discern from recent developments but, hey, we're all about fast forwarding past the boring… Continue reading The End Is Nigh
2020 was weird for all of us. Living in the age of Covid we all were doing the best we could to survive the isolation, the boredom, and the stress. Some became productive, some took the time to focus on themselves, some just survived. For me, I got super productive, as far as writing goes.… Continue reading NEW BOOK – Be There/I Am Here
I have been writing seriously since I was a teenager. I had my first book published in 1999. In all those years I have had a few articles written about me, I had a few folks notice what I did, and I have carved out my small little space in the world doing what I… Continue reading I’m Honored
There’s a thing about we humans, we modern beasts of blood and clay, where we often, so often, forget that it isn’t about us. This world and the people in it are not here for our amusement, for our enlightenment, or our acceptance and understanding. We forget that we may have come to the party… Continue reading What If It Wasn’t About You?