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  • The Abandoned Cars of Ohangwena
    I used to keep a travel blog called Vicarious Vistas. It was the first site that I attempted to port over to WordPress and I was frustrated by the process so it remains far from complete. There’s a shell of it still alive – basically just a front page – that you can see here. It […]
  • Fever Dreams
    It all started with open-heart surgery. Yes, an odd spot to start. I was the recipient of that surgery. Afterwards, lying in the ICU recovery room, a very uncomfortable tube stuck down my throat, I started dreaming, perhaps hallucinating. In this dream was a young man, looking like a cross between […]
  • Alien invasion“Real” Writer vs Imposter Syndrome
    I’ve been writing for most of my life. That’s a number of decades, if you can’t tell from my profile picture. In grade school I told my teacher I wanted to write and direct a play. She gave me the go-ahead, but I never finished the play and it never happened. In secondary school I […]
  • Has Mariah Carey Bing Crosbied Herself?
    It’s a simple thought. Twenty, thirty, forty … seventy years from now, will anyone be able to name any Mariah Carey song other than “All I Want for Christmas is You”? Look at this list of best-selling artists from yesteryear, and the one song you probably know them by: Burl […]
  • Merry Christmas (2019)
    Christmas is in 8 days. I thought I’d end the year on a festive note, so here’s some photos of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Christmas, 2019. Merry Christmas, Everyone […]
  • John CougarMy Thundering Heart
    Well, our hearts beat like thunder, I don’t know why they don’t explode ~ Ain’t Even Done with the Night / John Cougar I got into John Mellencamp’s music earlier than most. His first single, Ain’t Even Done with the Night, played with my nostalgia, capturing that […]
  • Character Intro: Char Osbaldistan
    I doubt it’s a surprise that I’m working on a book. I’m actually working on a lot of them – a duology, a stand-alone novel, a novella and a five-novella sequence. Oh, and a few short stories, too. The five-book sequence follows the crew of a ship as they get into a series of […]