Oregon Airshow 2015

I didn't go to the airshow this year. Actually I haven't gone in many years, but I'm close enough to the airport that I can see some of the action from my street, and the Blue Angels (when they're here) fly out over my neighborhood to make turns and line up for various maneuvers. So … Continue reading Oregon Airshow 2015

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Visitors

Another suspected feral cat. He takes off like a bolt of lightning if I open the door to try to get a picture, but if I just talk to him through the screen he keeps eating. He's so pretty. No further sightings of Socks, the black and white one. And Pumpkin is confirmed male. Progress … Continue reading Visitors

Unidentified Driving Object

I just know everyone's going to want one. So... this thing whizzed past me on the road yesterday while I was waiting at the light. Pretty sure it's not street-legal, but whatevs. Glad I was able to get a pic at all. Clearly a one-seater, here's a wider shot to give a sense of scale. … Continue reading Unidentified Driving Object

Around the ‘hood and beyond

Just a few more recent pics. Here's the nearly-full moon on June 30, and the Venus-Jupiter conjunction that same night (basically the moon was to the south, and I turned around to face west-northwest to see the conjunction). The brighter of the two planets is Venus. Even though Jupiter is MUCH larger, it's so much … Continue reading Around the ‘hood and beyond

I’m Meeeellllttttiinnnnggg

Going into our third straight week of temps in the upper 90s. This is crazy, this is Oregon. It shouldn't be allowed. Wonder if the crazy old coot down the street feels silly about his "Stop Global Cooling" bumper sticker yet? I think I gave myself heat exhaustion yesterday. Went out kind of midday, which … Continue reading I’m Meeeellllttttiinnnnggg

Revenants Abroad Paper Proceeding

The good news is: paper copies of Revenants Abroad are back on! I finally caved and contacted my cover artist, Jason Juta, and he graciously said he'd provide me a lighter version of the cover at no charge. I love this guy so hard. I felt bad going back to ask him for yet another … Continue reading Revenants Abroad Paper Proceeding

Pictures for the Soul

Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for but never seen. -- Anne Sexton I think that's what writers do, try to write the pictures they've seen with their souls. And probably why nothing ever quite measures up to the vision in our mind's eye. I know I'm never satisfied with anything … Continue reading Pictures for the Soul

Interested in Reviewing “Revenants Abroad”?

I should have posted this long ago, but wanted to say if you're a book reviewer interested in reviewing Revenants Abroad please contact me for a complimentary copy in your choice of electronic formats. There's no obligation. You can also check out the first 20% of the book at Smashwords (anyone can do this) to … Continue reading Interested in Reviewing “Revenants Abroad”?

‘Cause I Just Don’t Have Enough To Do

So my latest thing is I'm thinking about doing a newsletter focusing on my book and the upcoming sequel as well as other writing, and offering some exclusive content (backstory on characters, new stuff related to the Revenants series and other projects), contests and giveaways. Yeah I know, like I don't have enough to do … Continue reading ‘Cause I Just Don’t Have Enough To Do

Imaginary Worlds

These pictures feel like a fairytale world. I need to write a fantasy set in this place. Gotta come up with a name for it. Amazing how it's never the same two days in a row. When I look at these pictures I keep wanting to label them "Farksolia." But I need to think up … Continue reading Imaginary Worlds