Category Archives: Life

Busy Doing

I’ve been busy working on The Silverberg Business and setting up as a free-lance book designer. The website for that is here. I wasn’t ready to go 100 percent free-lance, but the day job became something I couldn’t do any … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Writing | Leave a comment

Greene County Library Saves My Ass

I consume a lot of research material. I like to follow whims. My current novel-in-slow-progress (NISP) is a strange/historical/western/Texan/detective story set in 1888. I’ve needed books about the Texas Gulf Coast, the cities of Victoria (see older post here) and … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Reasearch, Writing | Leave a comment

Another Goodbye Post

Two people who meant a lot to my creative development have died in March, the same month in which I was born. Jack Hardy, March 11, 2011, and now Lucius Shepard, March 18, 2014. I know that the dates are … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Leave a comment

Short Post About Being Away And Coming Home

Being true to the spirit of this blog, I should just say, I’m back, with, at most, a photographic accompaniment, and let the reader infer that I must have been somewhere. Instead, I’ll amble along for a few more words, … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Music, Readings, Writing | 3 Comments

Stepan Chapman

Stepan Chapman died. I knew him only briefly and not very well. His novel, The Troika, was an amazing piece of wacky and thoughtful weirdness. I hadn’t seen him in several years. He had a starring role in the The … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Life, Writing | Leave a comment

Big Boys Reissue

There’s a great piece on the NPR website about a reissue of one of the Big Boys’ records (article + video interview with surviving founding members Tim Kerr and Chris Gates). From March. Which is when I meant to post … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Music, Writing | Leave a comment

For An Insurance Agent

Every few weeks, I’ve been getting a letter from a nice insurance agent extolling the benefits of his company’s product. He says: “The difference between auto insurers is often just a few dollars. However, the difference between the protection you … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Writing | Leave a comment

Cook Noir

I checked my friend Christopher Cook’s blog/website today and remembered that I had meant to post a link to it when he set it up. His novel, Robbers, came out from Carroll & Graf in 2000, and he re-issued it … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Life, Writing | Leave a comment