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Dear Mr. Ellison,

It’s an odd yet common occurrence, isn’t it, that something is never truly appreciated until it’s gone. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part Three – The Ferret Mystery

Note: Everything in this story is true. Even the part about the ferret peering into my darkened room. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part Two – The Flying Ferret

Note: Everything in this story is true. Even the part where the ferret soars over the doctor’s head. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part One – The Weaseling Writer

I can’t speak for every author, of course, but I think it’s safe to say that most writers weasel their way into their stories one way or another. […]

The Power of Art

I’ve never doubted the effect art can have upon the world, or to each of us individually, especially myself. […]

The Better Part Of

When my wife and I began the journey of having a child, we anticipated it would be a little girl. […]

Two Books and a Plan

I’ve written two books. Good books, I think. Maybe not great, but they don’t have to be. I mean, how many truly great books are there, anyway? […]

But Wait! There’s More!

Anyone who knows me can attest that sometimes I can be a little slow on the uptake. A modern day simile could be that I’m slow to download, like a computer without enough megabytes. […]

Distant Fires

Smoke veiled the foothills, shrouded the trees in a gray-brown haze. The typically lush hues of the Northwest became muted and dull; the horizon, a faint outline. […]

Fast Reads

With every generation, life gets exponentially faster. […]