Thank you!

Wow, what an amazing response. Thanks to everyone who's pulled down a copy of "Mr. Rain and the Weathermen"! It's #16 on Amazon under Science Fiction short stories and #66 in short stories overall (it got up to #13 and #53). Of course, once it's no longer free we'll...

Bones

Tristan’s crawler stopped on a worn ridge with a view of bones. They had been a metropolis, once, before civilization retreated and the weather went mad; though it was the retreat of civilization, more than weather, that had destroyed this particular city. Elemental forces, time–they’d stripped the skin, though Tristan hardly gave it more attention than a convenient waypoint. It’s former status, the ghosts or history it may have held didn’t matter. Warning chimes sounded, reminding her that this was not the best time to stop and that was it. She silenced them with the push of a button that crunched as it ground particulates into finer substance and sat, listening to the sound of her own breath through a respirator.

Run for Cover

A very tricky part of this "self-publishing" thing is finding covers for the work. I anticipated this, planned for it, but it's still a bit difficult. "Lure" is ready to go, but I need to pull a picture for the cover. Since I take a lot of photos, and many fit what I...

Engine Guards and Gravel Practice for your Motorcycle

Sad fact…I’d ordered Engine Guards and they were sitting in my garage, still in the damn box! Laziness and procrastination had led me to put off their installation. I paid for that! Literally!

The Tools

Time for a quick list of actual tools I use for writing. This isn't the "exhaustive" list...but it's the most commonly used tools and a couple of new tools I'm going to try out. I'll even include what they're used for. Remember, this isn't a template...it's just what...

Circular

Odd how it always begins. And ends. And begins again. I think the linear path our lives follow is interrupted by circles--doughnuts on the highway as we drive on through the events building our being. For me writing is a series of those damn doughnuts. I do it all the...

The recent past…in writing

Hail Mary

Life doesn’t stop between posts, it just…degrades.

I am out of options, hitting for the fences now. 

I really, really hate mental illness.

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2018 Harley Davidson FXBR, Breakout

The Great Motorcycle Hunt of 2018 is over! A couple of weekends ago I bought a 2018 Harley Davidson FXBR, Breakout.

And since this damn blog shares a lot of words about riding, and since Spivey (my 2014 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec) is now in the loving hands of my daughter; you’re going to hear a lot about this 2018 Harley Davidson Breakout.

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Pessimistic Idealism

My dreams are woven from dark fabric; bound in smoke and fire – embellished with tears. Yet, to see such decoration our eyes need light. It is pointless to weave intricate patterns that cannot be seen. There can never be destruction without creation.

Pessimistic pondering must be balanced by Idealism, or the entire dream collapses into depthless nightmare.

So, yes. I am a man with Pessimistic Idealism driving my thoughts. Since nothing is mutually inclusive, these two clashing concepts work in balance to create some future vision. I think they birth Hope…and a fragile Faith.

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The Great Motorcycle Hunt of 2018

The Great Motorcycle Hunt of 2018 Spivey is now in the loving hands of my daughter. He was a faithful steed and I miss him. But I am very happy he is where he is.   Searching... This Spring I will get my next bike. Since I have a habit of researching...

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Toxicity

Toxicity …is everywhere, and it’s seeping into life — both waking and sleeping. This is what I’m doing about it.

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Isolation

White Supremacists in the Full-Time RV community have forced me to deactivate my FaceBook account. Old friends are not really speaking to me right now. We have one car, so while Julie’s at work I’m land-bound.

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