The spot where stories were is empty. There’s a book that is unfinished, but I don’t feel the need to finish it. In fact, I’m considering unpublishing my self-published books. This isn’t good or bad; it just is. I feel like my decade + 2 years of being an author has come to a close.… Continue reading Neither Good nor Bad
I have been more than absent from this blog, and am considering taking it down. Releasing the URL is also an option. I really don’t feel that it represents me or my creative endeavors. It is very easy to back burner these thoughts. I’m busy leading a life that doesn’t involve the feeling that I… Continue reading General
Hobbies or Blog?
That’s why I’m never updating this website. I’m too busy writing and working on other projects. I realize that keeping a blog updated is central to being an author, but it doesn’t interest me. I want to tell the stories, not pontificate about them or other topics that I can pull out of thin air.… Continue reading Hobbies or Blog?
Gringo not Latino
There’s no arguing. I am not Latino. I am Scottish/Irish (so says Ancestry’s DNA test). That being said, why did I choose to write a Latinx character, Alexa Hernandez, for my recent novels? Isn’t that cultural appropriation? The first question has a long-ish answer. It begins with my wife. Although, she was my girlfriend when… Continue reading Gringo not Latino
New Alexa Hernandez Novel!
Get it now! The latest installment in the Alexa Hernandez saga is now available on Amazon! Her troubles from Bleeding the Little Lambs have only become more dangerous and complex, and now she has a nosy boss breathing down her neck. Here’s the full description Alexa Hernandez, Knight of the Right Hand, faces more challenges… Continue reading New Alexa Hernandez Novel!
The first Kissaki 2 gold nib
I have been deeply afraid of working with gold nibs as a base for stacking projects. The spectre of melting holes in nibs that cost so much money haunts me. But, you know, you have to do things that scare you or you’ll never move beyond it. What you’re looking at here is my first… Continue reading The first Kissaki 2 gold nib
Cat Rescue Fail
Since I left my job in April, I’ve been feeding our local feral cat population. That’s also included working on socializing them. This has been a challenge and a joy. One of the cats, Moon (my name for her), was pregnant at the time. I decided that I’d take the kittens to King Street Cats… Continue reading Cat Rescue Fail
Bumble, Suddenly Lap Cat
Last year, Rachel and I adopted a cat from a no-kill shelter nearby. They specialize in hard-to-adopt and special needs cats. We were specifically looking for an older cat as a companion to Sandy. We had recently lost our girl, Koya, to cancer, and Sandy needed someone his age (he was 11 then). We found… Continue reading Bumble, Suddenly Lap Cat
Creature Features: Man Is Always the Most Dangerous Kind of Monster
Godzilla and King Kong. The Thing and The Blob. Count Dracula and werewolves. The Kraken and dinosaurs and giant mutant spiders…
Bock Nib Number One
I decided to get my hands on some Bock nibs to see how they work for stacking in comparison to the Jowo nibs that I normally use. The short answer is that they work really well, in fact they’ve got one characteristic that makes them very interesting. These nibs are completely unmarked. They don’t have… Continue reading Bock Nib Number One