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Christmas in the Multiverse

The complete album, minus the instrumental Glad Tidings on Proxima Centauri b. Feel free to share these mp3s with your friends and family. I'm not interested in making money off of these songs, so please send them to everyone on the planet. You can either listen to...

Wake Up Dead by Inflatable Hippies

One of the songs from the new Inflatable Hippies album "Love in the Time of Lunacy." I was invited to join the IH several years ago. Quite an honor, I must say. I don't fully agree with their 20-year plan of subjugating the galaxy with their weird...

Outdoor Dining Has Been Shut

...and other crazy stories. The lockdown pandemic has manifested in different forms throughout the world. Here, in California, it exists in one of the more extreme versions. Many businesses, restaurants, schools, and churches are shuttered. Hotels are supposed to rent...

Project Update

The new Christmas album is done, of course. 12th draft just finished of the super secret script project. Not my idea, but my execution. Based on an idea thought up by an old friend. Fairly mind-blowing. 2/3 of a new epic fantasy done. 160,000 words and counting. It's...

Christmas in the Multiverse

One of the odder theories in physics is the existence of the multiverse, as opposed to the singular universe. An indeterminate number of universes that co-exist, somehow sharing the same space (within a larger what?) but not impinging on each other. Paul Davies argues...

Do I Still Write?

Yes. Though, life is so busy these days that I really haven't done much writing on my own projects (untitled fantasy adventure [60% done], sequel to Fury Clock [just notes], science fiction novel [60% done], Mike Murphy stories [notes], untitled comic fantasy series...

Rain Falls In Love

The mind is like a field, ready for rain, seed, the vagaries of weather and blithe neglect or careful cultivation. A wise man named Jack Handy once said that the rain is God crying because of bad little children. While I'm not sure about his theology, his poetry is...

Rearrange Dirt

My life revolves around farming. It has to, of course, because I certainly don't make a living from writing books or any other sort of creative pursuit. I live on a ranch, I work on ranches, I drive through and past ranches every day. I have mud all over my car, in my...

Inflatable Hippies Music

Writing music is one of my all-time loves. Probably even more so than writing prose. Both mediums answer the creative question, but there's something almost magical about the existence of music; it contains both meaning and an elusive quality of being. Anyway, my...

Emotional Support Ferret

My wife and I were recently having dinner at a restaurant up in the Bay Area when a woman came in with two emotional support dogs on leashes. I'm not all that conversant with dog breeds, so I'm not sure what sort of breed they were. They were both sausage-shaped, low...

Feeding the Soul

Summer is at her height. In this part of California, that means the hills are baked and dried into a tawny gold. They look like lions sleeping in complete, twitch-free silence, disturbed only by the occasional earthquake. In the fields stretched out below, the salad...

S.130 The Painting

I'm fascinated by the failure of Senator Ben Sasse's S.130 bill last monday, February 25. The bill failed, 53-44, as it needed 60 votes to pass. For all intents and purposes, the bill was about outlawing infanticide. I'm having difficulty grappling with the various...

Office Window in Winter

The view from my office window in winter is representational of the mildness of California. We are mild in all things except sanity. If you need to enjoy an extreme position or if you simply need to thaw out your frozen extremities due to living in the Dakotas, etc.,...

Tower of Babel

The tower of Babel was the world's first public works project. Mentioned in the 11th chapter of Genesis, I'm a little surprised the builders didn't float a bond first to fund it. A little percentage added onto your property tax over the next forty years. Evil as they...

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