Category Archives: NCIS


-+*My first post of 2015. Happy New Year one and all. Turbulent events abroad, so maybe not so happy for everyone, alas. It would be hard to pick a day when that wasn’t true, though. Our first strong blast of … Continue reading

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This kid

-+*I finished the first draft of a short story I’ve been wrestling with for a couple of weeks. It came in long, so some of it’s got to go, but I’m happy to have it down. I’ve known for quite … Continue reading

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They didn’t even name him Mr. Black

-+*I don’t take on new series lightly. In fact, I’ve become somewhat mercenary. In recent days, I deleted Bates Motel and The Walking Dead from my DVR series recordings. However, I’ve been meaning to check out The Blacklist, having heard … Continue reading

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The empress of ice cream

-+*I submitted a short story this morning to the Elmore Leonard tribute anthology. I had a good draft finished for a while but had some feedback from a first reader that I needed to consider. I ended up making some … Continue reading

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-+*It’s easy to tell that spring has arrived. Yesterday afternoon my car was absolutely covered in greenish-yellow pollen. When I pulled out of my parking spot, it flowed across the windshield like snow pellets. Working on essays and book reviews … Continue reading

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Even vultures can fly south for the winter

-+*Yesterday, I spent a little over an hour at the front of a classroom. My buddy Danel Olson invited me to speak to his Gothic class at a local college, something I’ve done once previously. It was a relatively small … Continue reading

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The End

-+*We were having dinner at a local restaurant last night. There was a karaoke machine in the bar area, playing mostly Christmas songs. When I heard “Little Drummer Boy,” a song that has always struck me as being tedious, for … Continue reading

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-+*I always enjoy talking with my agent. We don’t talk all that often, but when we do, I come away feeling energized. I feel like he knows the lay of the land and the best way to approach a new … Continue reading

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57 Channels

-+*I had an idea for a new project a couple of days ago. I emailed my agent to see if he thinks its viable. Until I hear back from him, I’m putting together a proposal, on spec, I guess. I … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

-+*My new Storytellers Unplugged essay was posted today. It’s called Bartleby and Me and it talks about my early forays into the world of the word processing and workspace management program Scrivener. Alas, I haven’t had as much time as … Continue reading

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