Year: 2017

The results are in and I’m a winner!

…a contest winner, I mean. Haffner Press, a small press specializing in Pulp Fiction reprints, recently had a drawing for a new release — “The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner Volume Two.” And I won! Today I received my prize. And here it is, still wrapped. Haffner Press does a deluxe job with […]

Hubbub Article is Chosen as Reader’s Choice Pick

I do play favorites. As a reporter, I mean. I try to love all my stories equally but I just can’t help loving some of them more. Recently, I wrote a story about a local shop owner whose building was badly damaged when a drunk driver crashed into it. The community’s outpouring of love and […]

Book Review: The Best of Edmond Hamilton

If you’re a science fiction fan, especially with a taste for older works, you’ll enjoy reading Edmond Hamilton (1904 – 1977). I got my feet wet with his “Captain Future” stories, followed by the “Star Kings” and “Starwolf” series. If you’re new to Hamilton’s works this “best of” collection is a good place to start. […]

A New Space Opera is Born

Well, it’s a book! And not just any book but a novelette. Novelettes run in length between short stories and novellas, in other words, perfect bite-sized reading stories. They were a big hit back in the mid-twentieth century in the magazines. Anyway, it’s a book! And not just any book but an illustrated, pulp-style, space […]

Today’s Micro-Adventure

Question for the gallery…how long is your attention span nowadays? Shorter than it used to be, I’ll bet! Micro-fiction goes back into antiquity but seems a good choice for modern, highly-distracted readers. And if a momentary story is compelling enough, the reader will continue to think about it. That’s a writer’s payoff, long form or […]

New Acquisitions

Everyone collects something. I collect stories. Not books, but stories…and sometimes illustrations too. My motivation in doing this is to learn. In Art classes I discovered the best way to study an accomplished artist is to copy their work, line by line. It sounds tedious, but it’s not. It’s really a fascinating study. Art is […]

My Article Is A Readers’ Choice Pick!

I’m so grateful to the readers of LewisTalk. They’ve voted my article, “17 Things to Do in Lewis County in 2017,” a Readers’ Choice pick for January 2017. I’ve got such wonderful friends and neighbors here in Lewis County. Thank you, all. 🙂 Save Save Please follow and like us:

What about Ophiuchus?

Every constellation has a story. Many of them represent myths from Greek and Roman Mythology. Ophiuchus always felt like an outsider constellation to me. I studied the stars as a child and I can’t remember ever hearing about “The Serpent Holder/Bearer, Ophiuchus.” Was he even there? He must have been…unless this is some sort of […]

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