A Nothing Day: Comic Books, Video Games & Graveyards

I wheeled the bike from the garage and took a deep breath. It was the start of the lull week that happened every summer. The week when every kid I knew was off at camp and I was on my own. Every year the neighborhood children would be shipped off to some 7 day secluded

Saying Goodbye in Paradise (Or Waiting for the Hurricane)

I’m not sure if this is going to work. Or if it will make any sense let alone be entertaining to read. I guess you can call this an experiment. I am going to write about some recent events in my life unplanned, just off the cuff and see where it leads. And I’ll be

On the Beach with Mars: NASA Image of the Day

Look at that. Look how beautiful. Such a majestic site to behold. It just fills one with wonder and awe. I mean seriously, what an amazing looking dog. Good boy! Oh, and that sky is pretty impressive as well. On the Beach with Mars Explanation: At the end of last year's northern summer, after its

By |2022-04-30T12:37:11-06:00June 2nd, 2022|Features, Science & Space, Summertime|0 Comments

Sand & Sea: The Impermanence of Objects, 1st Meditation

Once, a long time ago, I lived in a house near the edge of the world. In the winter, when the air was still, I would lie awake at night and listen to the Ocean, to the waves. Relentless. Never-ending. In my mind, I could see them. They would turn and curl and fall forward

Opening Day

The smell of cut grass and hot dogs and mustard. The sound of leather on polished wood. The taste of cheap beer drunk from plastic cups. Bunting hung from the eaves and a marching band and jets flying in formation. The sound of laughter and conversation and cheers. The anticipation of summer and the possibility

By |2022-04-07T11:02:05-06:00April 7th, 2022|Ideas & Excuses, Summertime|0 Comments

All That Road Going: Kerouac & A Driving Beat

On my 16th birthday my brother gave me a copy of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and it changed my life forever. Not really. It would be nice if it did, if it worked that way. Like a movie, all cut and dry. Defined beginning, movement toward clear resolution, satisfying ending. That would be nice.

That Time I Didn’t Notice When Night Became Day

A long time ago, way back in college, I had an apartment two blocks off Height Street in San Francisco. It was a nondescript thing just a box on the third floor where the “rooms” were defined by how you placed the furniture. But I had a TV and a stereo with large speakers and

Word After Word: Episode 6: Summer Reading 2019

Hello everyone and welcome back to the periodic podcast where we discuss the craft and process of writing - the one and only Word After Word! And by "one and only" I mean of course the only podcast that features Paul Matthew Carr and David Hicks. Today on the program we will be doing something

By |2020-10-14T21:17:37-06:00June 24th, 2019|Podcasts, Summertime, Word After Word|0 Comments
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