The human race is the only species I’m aware of that’s actively committing suicide. We know we’re having a detrimental effect on the planet and no one seems to care. Much of the population is unconcerned with the welfare of the planet because they’re more focused on exploiting it for material wealth, or on accruing … Continue reading Survival Game
Above, 2009 Decatur Beer Fest, somewhere in the neighborhood of three hundred fifteen pounds (photographer unknown). My weight has been a consistent concern for most of my life. I have a rather large bone structure and what can probably be described as a barrel chest, so I’ve always been able to get away with carrying … Continue reading Losing It
Is it possible to combine all the little snippets of thought a person has into one, massive mega-thought? Thoughts usually come sequentially, one idea after another. Some experience rapid fire sequences of thought, ideas rushing past with hardly enough time to make sense of them. Some multitaskers find it possible to hold many thoughts within … Continue reading Web of Thought
Though we both existed on the planet together for about five years, I have no living memory of Martin Luther King. He was assassinated sixteen days before my fifth birthday. I recall hearing of his assassination at the time it happened, but I do not recall specifically how I heard about it, nor did I … Continue reading Icons
I'm collecting all my essays and non-universe stories into a single collection, due out the first of next year. Here's my current cover conception.
Birthdays are always a good time to take stock of where one is and where one is headed. Since my last birthday, I’ve sold a condo, found a job, bought a house, published a novel, had a play performed at a show this past June and another accepted for a festival coming in May. I … Continue reading Fifty-six
It is said that home is where the heart is, which suggests we can have many homes in our lifetimes. For many, “home” is one’s initial point of origin, the city, town, county, or state of one’s birth, but for others, “home” constitutes that place where one’s family resides at any given moment. For some, … Continue reading Home
While I was living in New York, for several months I became obsessed with the circumstances surrounding the John F. Kennedy assassination, reading quite a few books about it, and examining a lot of the published info in the Warren Commission report. Kennedy was president when I was born and I was about seven months … Continue reading JFK Blown Away