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  • What's Going On

    I haven’t posted to my blog for several months now. You may be wondering what happened to me. No, I wasn’t abducted by aliens or trapped on an un-dockable cruise ship (sorry Bonnie) or put into the witness protection program and forced to serve out the rest of my life in an igloo. (Although that last one is actually a pretty good approximation of what it feels like to live in Minnesota right now.) Truth be told, I’ve pretty much been a recluse inside the house, except for an exciting long-weekend trip to Pittsburg, Kansas that no doubt will be immortalized in a song or a short story someday.

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  • Review of Salman Rushdie's novel, Quichotte

    Quichotte has now supplanted Midnight’s Children as my favorite Rushdie work. I think he struck exactly the right balance in this novel. His prose, which tends to be somewhat meandering, works well here. The story is well structured and it flips back and forth between the story of Sam DuChamp, who is the “author” of the novel, and the tale of Quichotte (his fictional character) and Quichotte’s imaginary son Sancho.

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  • Question Time

    Kenneth watched the love of his life sleeping next to him and thought back to the day they met, last Tuesday. She had been preparing a grande white chocolate mocha frappuccino and Kenneth had never seen anything so beautiful. The girl, that is. Not the frappuccino, although it was very nice as well.

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  • Thoughts on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

    Just FYI, I’m copying below my Goodreads book review of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, to which I gave one of my “highly coveted” five-star ratings.

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  • Twenty-six Sentences

    Around six a.m. on January 12, 1552, Milton Gimblesnout rose exhausted from his bed having not slept a wink, his mind all abuzz. Being careful not to awaken his snoring wife, he quickly performed his morning ritual and dressed for the day. Cacophonous rumblings could already be heard from downstairs, where his employees were busily setting the type, printing out pages, and proofreading syntax.

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  • Sneak Peek at my New Book

    Here’s an advance look at my forthcoming novel, called White as Snow. It’s a “Rock and roll fairytale murder mystery” which uses the Snow White story as a very loose backdrop. The “Snow White” character and her “dwarf-like” college friends are being killed, one at a time, by a person or persons unknown. Who would do such a thing?

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  • The Tale of Sir Mildew

    The following short story is from my first novel, The Coyote. It is told by one of the main characters to pass the time while he and the hero are being held in captivity.

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  • Corona Blues

    Sittin’ in front of my TV

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  • An excerpt from "The Coyote"

    To start this thing off, here’s one of my favorite bits from my novel “The Coyote”:

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  • Welcome to my Blog!


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