“Is this thing on?”

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My pal Mike Smith turned me onto a guy named David Allen, who does podcasts about Macs, and now, writers. He interviewed me about my work, the writing and the editing and all of the stuff that goes on around it.
It’s my first podcast. It’s very exciting. Thinking–and speaking–on the fly is very hard. Feedback, of course, is always welcome. Here’s the link. Big, big thanks to David, who was a lovely, kind interviewer–and an even kinder editor!

It’s no good, Capt’n, she’s fogged in!

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Today is one of those brilliant writing days. It’s raining like gangbusters, and I can hear the sound of the traffic on 287 because of the shusshing of the tires on the tarmac. When I finally took the time to look up from my work this morning I was shocked to see how foggy it was out, and how little I could see of the opposing hillside. I immediately opened my balcony door too see if it was just the rain on the window hindering my eyesight, and the briskness of the air outside had me pulling on a pair of fuzzy slippers right away. Fuzzy slippers! In summer!
It was not the rain on the window; I really was socked in all around.
As I type, a big boom of thunder has rattled my windows, and I’m happy I’m inside, pecking away on my computer. I’m also happy about the fact that I’ve decided to shelve my swim for today and double up on workouts tomorrow. It’s far too good of a writing day to waste on getting to the pool and back by bus and over an hour on swim.
What I’m not happy about, however, is the lack of overhead lighting in our little apartment. The grey day outside has made it obvious that I won’t be able to put off my big lighting purchase until after July, as I had planned.
I am in the market for an Arco lamp by Castiglioni. I have the name of a fairly reliable reproducer in Brooklyn, so I believe I will make that purchase sooner rather than later. I have wanted one of these lamps forever, so I think I will take advantage of the fact that we are going to be in Brooklyn this week, and pick it up. Boy, oh boy. Lighting.
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Anyhow. It’s already 9:25. On to breakfast with the newspaper and then forward to more writing and reading. Forthcoming: a review of Elijah of Buxton, and some reading of the first book in the Faeries of Dreamdark series. And, of course, pecking pecking at the keyboard, trying to make my most recent story arc work.

testing, testing

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Moving house is never, ever easy.

We’ve just navigated a move from our lovely little home in Chicago, Illinois, smack in the heart of Wrigleyville, back to our home state of New York.

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We were quite happy there.

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But sometimes, life throws you a curveball. And you just have to follow its arc. We’re both quite happy to be back.

In the midst of all of this moving, I thought, hey, why not build a web site? Why not? I mean, after all, when you’re a writer who grew up, professionally, anyway, in the era of actually mailing your portfolio to an editor and then sending a messenger to pick it back up again, well, building a web site is kind of a daunting thing. But it’s very exciting, for sure.

So bear with me while I move house in a virtual sense, okay? With luck, everything will be sorted out here soon. In the meantime, thanks for reading!moving(Moving. Yep, them’s a lot of boxes. Can you imagine what it looks like in my head?)

I like the idea of saying “Hello” to the world…

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after-a-long-romp

…but I think that might be a misnomer.

I mean, good grief, what kind of P.A. system would *that* take?

For now, we’ll just say hello to the blogosphere. ‘Cause *that takes a smaller P.A. system.

Later today, and tomorrow, we’ll upload fun things, like Things I Wrote, some Things I’m Working On, and maybe even Things I Like.