So Over it Contest #20: Two. Two Is Good. Edition

No winners for So Over It #19. The answer is 3632 Skyline Dr., Jackson, Mississippi. The location is historic because it was here on June 12th, 1963 that Medgar Evers, field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi, was gunned down by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. This was not the first murder attempt against… Continue reading So Over it Contest #20: Two. Two Is Good. Edition

So Over It Contest #19: Way Down South Edition

No winners for the 18th edition of the contest. (Cue sad trombone sound). The location was Page Hall, on the Caltech Campus. I lived there during the summer of 1985 while I was participating in the Caltech Summer Science Program for junior high and high school students. Our next stop takes us to the deep… Continue reading So Over It Contest #19: Way Down South Edition

So Over It #10: Sneak Preview Edition

Sadly, the winning streak ends at one. No winners for So Over It #9. The answer is Tooele High School, in Tooele, Utah. Not only was it the place I spent half of my high school years, but it was also the setting of Escape Velocities, a novella that was published in the inaugural issue… Continue reading So Over It #10: Sneak Preview Edition

Status Reports On Upcoming Projects

As part of my charter to keep you informed about all things me, I offer this status update on everything that’ll be new and now…shortly. Summer of Long Knives: Done. I don’t envy the future proofreader all these German words. But soon, kiddies, you’ll have in your hands a tale, set in pre-war Nazi Germany,… Continue reading Status Reports On Upcoming Projects

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Mitt Romney blames his loss on Obama’s skill at giving out “gifts” to women, the middle class, and minority groups. After all his blather in October about how his 47% comments didn’t reflect his genuine thinking, I guess he now feels free to confess that it did. I regret that Will Rogers is dead, for… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Upcoming Projects

Now that Dismantle the Sun is out and available for purchase, you might think of me as The Great Author, perched on a throne in a Brobdingnagian abode on an Olympian slope, summoning armies of servants with every clap of my hands and inspiring legions of sycophantic MFA students and Barnes and Noble clerks to sing, all… Continue reading Upcoming Projects