The Future of Work

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. Warren G. Bennis, University of Southern California professor of business administration; adviser to Ronald Reagan and John F.…

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And History Repeats Itself – PBS & NEA Funding

I’m constantly reminded that most of what I consider new is actually old, repetitive phenomenon. And once again, I was proven right. Watch this incredibly relevant 1969 video of Mr. Rogers defending against a proposed PBS funding cut and read more over at Open Culture:    

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Fiyah Magazine Issue 1

Proud to be a part of Fiyah Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction’s first issue. Stories also from: Wendi Dunlap Malon Edwards Brent Lambert L.D. Lewis Davaun Sanders   Beautiful cover, huh?

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Creative Woodworking

My dad had a lifelong love of woodworking. Evidence of his craft filled my childhood homes. So I was happy to see a focus on traditional Japanese marquetry, or yosegi-zaiku featured over on the Open Culture website.    

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I’ve Got the Freebie Blues

My tech geekdom started in middle school. Consequently, I was there not necessarily for the beginning, but the early days of the Internet. I watched as early forums and chat rooms gave way to the commercialization of the web that we have today. After moving out on my own for the first time, I did…

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Character Drawings – The Un-United States of Z

During the writing of The Un-United States of Z series, I had very definite images in my mind of what my main characters looked like. Most vividly clear for me, unsurprisingly, were my protagonist and antagonist. I commissioned art work from the very talented Mshindo. And now, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you…

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Severed

Severed is a short film prequel to my Un-United States of Z trilogy.

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Halloween Short Story – To Have and To Hold

With Halloween rolling around again, thought one of my favorites short stories for your reading pleasure. To Have and To Hold Elegantly foul fingers clawed their way back to the surface. The undead body of a young woman followed. She rested at the head of the grave as if weary from a struggle with the…

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ArmadilloCon 37

It’s been almost two years since I relocated to Austin, TX. There are things I still miss about Vegas – the mountains, the quiet (yes, people don’t generally live on the strip), the palm trees. And while the summer temperatures remain much the same, there is a stark difference in the writing community. Already, I’ve…

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It’s Alive!

Some argue that the bane of every writer’s existence is the butt in chair part of getting things done. And, it’s true. All that we do stems from sitting down at the keyboard (or more recently, fountain and Levenger notebook), and pouring those words down. But, there’s something else. That necessary evil we call blogging. And…

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