I wrote a short story that’s on The Prompt today. But before anyone asks, there is absolutely no similarity between myself and the main character.
Essays, Stories and other locally sourced prose
New Piece on The Prompt
It’s pretty stupid, but hopefully gets you a few laughs… Completely Anachronistic Tweets From the Guy In Your Timeline Who Won’t Stop Saying COVID-19 is “Just the Flu”
My (Brief) Adventure In the Everglades
Head over to The Prompt to see my new piece about my encounters with gators, spiders and flying fish during a morning in southern Florida.
Send In The Clowns
“Daddy,” she asked as I attempted to rock her to sleep, “can, can, can you sing the other song?” At night we put her in her crib and let her do the work. But nap times are more challenging, so even though Ada is now two years old, I still rock her to sleep in…
Three Dog Night
Here is the scene: we, meaning my wife, myself and our three dogs, are holed up in one of the grossest hotel rooms we’ve ever stayed in. Outside there is almost two feet of snow, and it’s yet to stop. As far as I can tell, we are the only guests in the entire hotel.…
Hazard: Richard Marx Underrated Contribution to The True Crime Genre
My Fear of Old Photos (New Prompt Post)
I refuse to watch documentaries when I’m home alone because old photographs creep me out…read why here.
AI, Trump and Money in Politics
So for folks who only read what I write when they get a ping from this blog, I’ll try to post more of my Prompt stuff here. This one is part exploration of the dark side of money in politics and part exploration of how AI works. Click here.
That Time In My Life I Was Really Into Giving Pets As Gifts…
New piece up on the prompt – less science, more of that self-deprecating storytelling I know some of you readers prefer. http://www.thepromptmag.com/pet-era-self-portrait-gifts-gave-loved-ones/
Guns, Galois and Good Will Hunting…
In which I try to convince you math isn’t boring… http://www.thepromptmag.com/guns-galois-the-real-good-will-hunting/
I wish I’d known this earlier in my life…
Head on over to The Prompt to read about the history lesson that changed my view of America. Don’t worry, it’s bipartisan. And it involves…wait for it…hippos. So please click, read and if you also feel an overwhelming urge to make other people understand this crazy story in our common history, share.
Did you hear about those Alien Megastructures?
Ok, so before I send you over to The Prompt to checkout my latest post (spoiler alert: it’s on Alien Megastructures) – I have a quick request: If you are on Facebook AND you have been even just mildly entertained by anything you’ve read of mine (or anyone else) on The Prompt site, could you go and LIKE the Prompt’s Facebook PAGE? That would be awesome. Without further ado…Alien Megastructures.
Taking a Risk…
If you know me (and most people who read my blog probably do know me) – I’m NOT a risk taker. I took a risk a while back and published my first couple pieces on this blog, and since then, sharing my writing doesn’t usually feel risky. But, this week, over at The Prompt, I wrote a piece that feels (for me) really, really risky. Because unlike personal stories or takes on science and robots, this piece is about a somewhat contentious social issue. I suspect some of you may read it and totally disagree with my opinion on this…