Friday, September 29, 2006

Little Eddie Goes to War

The Custer-Hawke Gazette has taken a poem I wrote about my father enlisting in the Army Air Corps as WWII began.

It's a print journal, but occasionally has some of its material on-line.

It is specifically for WWII-related material. I may post the poem after it has gone to print. Here's their website:

Keeping it light

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

More Sam's Dot Folk

J Alan Erwine edits a couple of the Sam's Dot Publishing zines and writes a novel or two himself. Find J at his website:

Monday, September 25, 2006

John Bushore - Friends in Dark Places

John is a fellow Samdottian (Sam's Dot Publishing). His book "Friends in Dark Places" can be purchased through the Genre Mall coming up this week at:

John's website is:

Friday, September 22, 2006

Republican Rebels

Ha! What a load that is. Now that elections are only a month and a half away, some Republicans are growing a set of gonads and "standing up" to Bush's torture demands.

I don't believe that this is anything other than another smarmy attempt to win elections. I'm certain that the White House is complicit. "Okay, you guys act like you're against what we want, then we'll give in and you get to be heroes." Puhleeze!

Democrats have to get tougher if they're going to win the upcoming elections. If the Republicans continued to hold all three branches of government, the future of the nation will continue to go downhill into fascism.

Be sure to get your absentee ballot so you can have a paper trail of your vote. Those states using the Diebold machines have no auditability and can easily be hacked. Make a copy of your ballot before sending it in. Get out the vote. Drive old folks to the polls. Whatever you can do, then do it. Your nation's future is at stake.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Couldn't Resist This One

Freeway Blogging

Blogging is, as you are well aware, a method to state one's opinion on the internet. Sometimes blogs are just rambling journals of thoughts, sometimes they have a theme or point to be made. Freeway Blogging is going low tech by placing thoughts on paper - BIG pieces of paper - and hanging them somewhere along freeways for everyone to read.

This is a growing artform. To see how some people are doing it, go to:

Express yourself, even when your computer is down.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Rehashing the events of 9/11 is not productive. It opens wounds for the families. Do you "celebrate" every year on the anniversary of when your loved one died? I think it doesn't do any good except to the Republicans who want to keep fear in the hearts of Americans.

It happened. Get over it. What can we do in the future to keep cynical neocons from using our national emotions to gain political points.

They want to destroy your rights as outlined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights. This is so wrong, it makes me want to puke. Don't let them do it. Get rid of them. Vote them out. Impeach them. Whatever it takes to rid us of the blight of the neocons.

Republicans: Wake up and smell the deceit and lies. They are using you to create that New World Order that they warn you liberals are trying to create. Your freedom is in jeopardy!

Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

For a Good Cause

M.E. Ellis (Nutter's Gang) at is donating the proceeds of her novel Quits to NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Take a look at the cool trailer on YouTube and buy the book if you'd like to help a good cause. You can go to M.E.'s blog and click on the links to buy the e-books. If you like the trailer or bought the book, stop at M.E.'s blog and let her know.

I'll see if I can get the trailer embedded here.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Wingspan Quarterly

I wrote a drabble (exactly 100 words) for Wingspan Quarterly and they accepted it for their September issue. The link is to the left.

The title is "Last Will and Testament."

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Cadida Tale Tale Tale

I just heard from Sam's Dot Publishing's Tyree Campbell that the Cadida stories will each have their own little chapbook. They'll come out in January, March, and May of next year.

Since Cadida and old Bascoda the Djinn are finding a place in the publishing world, I've decided to write another one. So, that's my top of the pile project right now.

Running in second place: A science fiction novella titled "First Duty." This started with two short stories. Part 1 will be published in Abyss & Apex sometime or other. It was October, but it's looking more like January as they like to "theme" their issues. Part 2 is already hanging out in the August issue of Ultraverse. I was starting a third in the series (do we see a trend here?), when I decided to try for one longer work using theose two stories as yeast. I've got a 35,000 word novella now which I'm workshopping.

Running in third place: I'm still pushing the Tales of a Texas Boy. LBF liked three of the stories (June, July, September) for their Writers Post Journal, but their reader didn't seem to care for the idea of a book, so I've sent it elsewhere.

Running in fourth place: I'm writing a few short stories outside these themes and seeing if any of them fly.

Other than that, I'm lolling around on the couch and eating bon-bons.