My Wife’s Middle Name Is Igneous

My wife had an enormous hole jack-hammered into her jaw yesterday. Her dentist implanted a post, on which a crown will later be placed. The procedure’s a bit pricey, but compared to what she’s worth, the cost is 1 divided by infinity. The dentist numbed the area with...

License to Whine

When I decided to become a writer, I received a license to whine. More correctly, I gave myself a license to aggravate everyone I know with my whining. They can’t shut me up, unless they want to beat me to death with my laptop and toss my body in a ditch. I think they...

How to Handle a Dollar

A dollar you earn is eighty cents in your pocket. A dollar you don’t spend is a dollar in your pocket. A dollar you had in the stock market today is in the pocket of a banker in Dubai.

Those Across The River

On September 6, Ace Hardcover will release “Those Across The River”, a horror novel by Christopher Buehlman.  He’s a fantastic wordsmith, and he’s created a highly literate story that’s also thrilling and masterfully paced. It’s...

Do I Like or Dislike Godzilla?

My friend Linnea wrote about the things she likes and doesn’t like on her blog, Bean on Parade. It made me realize that I have no idea what to say if someone asks me about what I like and don’t like. Since she’s sneaky and liable to ask me about this at the most...