I didn't have to work last May 4th, so I decided to take the bus out to Aptos along with my bicycle. Once there I rode into The Forest of Nisene Marks, a majestic state park of second growth redwoods, meandering waterways, and plenty of hiking trails with lovely views. I rode up Aptos Creek … Continue reading Picture From Nisene Marks
Below is the link to the home page for Redwood Summer. Though it's a novel that takes place in 1990, it has themes that are relevant to today, and it takes a deeper look at a pivotal time in history that set us on the course that took us to where we are today. Historical … Continue reading Redwood Summer – A Novel (Homepage)
Here we are midway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice on the wheel of this transformative year. For this Mayday I hope that people come together like the streamers on the maypole so that we may face the challenges ahead with all our combined strength.
(Flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. I was inspired by all the bicycle crashes I've had or seen over the years. https://carrotranch.com/2021/04/22/april-22-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ Rory tore down the hillside on his mountain bike, then hit a rut and pitched forward over the handlebars. He flew forward and headed into the ground. His hands and face scraped … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Earthing
(Finally taking part in a Fibbing Friday after a sabbatical. This one is from pensitivity101 and is centered around Shakespeare. That I'm writing this post on a Saturday means I'm off to a good start . Mendacity, thy name is Robert. 😀 Link below.) https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/fibbing-friday-23rd-april/ 1. What is the significance of today in 1564 and … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (4/23/21)
I knew that Better Call Saul began shooting its sixth and final season within the last month, but seeing a picture of the Saul Goodman strip mall law office from Breaking Bad being rebuilt for BCS really brought it home. The sight of it indicates to me the complete transformation from Jimmy McGill to Saul … Continue reading It’s Happening!
Once again WordPress has made changes to its site and once again I have to learn a new set of rules for writing posts and managing the dashboard. Why do they keep making these changes? Is there a groundswell for new rules that confuse WordPress users who are still learning the old rules? For instance, … Continue reading Anyone Else Annoyed By New WordPress Layout?
A couple of weeks ago my internet began to cut out. I called my ISP, a local provider, and they detected the problem online. They contacted AT&T, but they’re only responsible for phone line (I still use DSL) up to the phone box on the building I live in, then it becomes Cruzio’s (ISP) responsibility. … Continue reading I Have No Internet!
Here's the video of the staged reading of my workplace drama Dermalogic, presented by Theater for the New City's "On the Air" series, last February 25th over Zoom. Play is in two acts and run time of video is 1 hour 55 minutes. Big thanks to John David West of TNC for hosting and Byron … Continue reading Dermalogic: Zoom Performance
(A flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. Subject: deep wishes. I utilized the genie inside of a magic lamp trope and gave it an ending I don't recall ever seeing in a three wishes story. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/03/11/march-11-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "Oh boy! A magic genie! I want a billion dollars, a new pickup truck, and a … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Deep Wishes