Meditations on Ray Bradbury

Several weeks ago, I wrote this post about Ray Bradbury for his birthday. In celebration of the anniversary of his birth I treated myself to a stack of his books which I had not read before, chief among them being Something Wicked This Way Comes. I just finished it Saturday night (October 12). This is … Continue reading Meditations on Ray Bradbury

Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury

Born this day in 1920, left us (probably for Mars) June 5, 2012. Some of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen my tweet the other day about a lengthy dream I had in which I was talking with a young Ray. I can't really recall what we discussed, mostly I just remember … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury

You Can’t Please Everyone, so…

  Thank your readers and the critics who praise you, and then ignore them. Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: Write to please yourself. - Harlan Ellison   If I were going to take that quote point by point, I’d start with the fact that Ellison has critics who praise … Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone, so…