Before Blindness

Daily Science Fiction has just published my flash fiction story “Before Blindness” in its online magazine. Let’s celebrate short-short stories this month!

In Praise of Norm Davis

Some people live extraordinary lives and make a difference in the world in all the small ways that matter. Norm Davis was one of them.

“Bella” on the Radio

Nicole Imthurn will read my short story “Bella and the Blessed Stone” live on her show Radiovert on WFMU radio tonight, July 24, 2019, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET. To listen live, go to wfmu.org and click on the play button to the left of the page. For those who can’t tune in live, “Bella” will be […]

Goodbye, Champagne Charlie

Leon Redbone, one of my all-time favorite vocalists, died about a week ago at the age of 69. I first heard his voice when I was a teenager, and my friends and I thought he was the greatest thing since peanut butter and jelly. Redbone enjoyed a cult celebrity throughout the 70s and 80s, appearing […]

Why I Hate TV and Maybe You Should Too

The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu is a fascinating historical review of how the television and advertising industries grew up and eventually got in bed together. Wu makes the case that our attention spans have been bought and sold as commodities, often without our knowledge or understanding. He’s a fine storyteller who offers many provocative […]