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Wandering From Fort Mason

April 8, 2015

This is a chilling afternoon along the Marina walkway to which I’ve never been. Clouds rest over the Golden Gate way out there past these electric, emerald waters that trick the eyes into a blue hue. 165 more words

Writing

Strange Road

The Road to Oz is a strange book in a series of strange books.

Dorothy and Toto are out for a walk in Kansas when they meet a hobo named the Shaggy Man. 326 more words

Life In General

Laundry

My first job was in a dry cleaners. Surrounded by steam and the smell of soap I spent most of my days systematically ironing shirts so people far richer then I could look smart in their meetings. 332 more words

I was bothered by Malcolm Gladwell's 'Outliers'

March’s book was Malcolm Gladwell’s take on the making of success, Outliers. As described on Gladwell’s site, the general premise is that “if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date.” 494 more words

Why I Don't Care About the Historical Accuracy of Historical Fiction

When I was in elementary school, I bought the first two books in The Royal Diaries series at the Scholastic Book Fair. Each book is written like the fictional diary of a real-life royal figure as a young girl. 818 more words

Culture

A Sample In Space: Threads of the Universe

This week I decided to change things up a little by deciding to share with you guys a sample from the science fiction book I’ve been working on, Threads of the Universe. 5,301 more words

Writing

Stressed Tanka

Life blooms and
stream eases a scared soul –
have a cigarette
and read a tale of
dragons and riders.

Japanese Poetry