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Where is the Inland Empire?

I recently completed a book about the rich cultural landscape of the Inland Empire. That…

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Part-time writing humor for your part time reading pleasure

Part-Timer Paradox The #part-timer qualifier finds it’s way into most of my job titles. Sometimes…

Why can’t they all be Gary Gnu?

I’ve removed the political feeds from my inbox and replaced them with poetry from places…

The Horror & Freedom of Empty Space

It begs the question:  Is something empty really empty?  For instance, as the “new home” for the Library waits for one more “yes” vote from the city council, what sits in that empty lot?  What is it about an empty pedestal that sparks a thought.  Who is to say what belongs in the space?  And how much is too much?  What is the correct price tag? 

Down the Advertising Rabbit Hole

Do we need email? facebook? amazon? Couldn’t we just pay robots to read all our books?

Drafting readers for your draft

With some time before my first traditionally published book, 100 Things to do in Riverside…

“FUR” Play Project, See the Last Night, Free

NOW Facebook. Of all my thoughts on the subject, arts promotion and community engagement never…

Indie Author Month Wrap-Up

Since 2011, writers and readers of independently published works have designated October as Indie Author…

WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series

This was a fun experience and I highly recommend publishing this way. Whether you are…

What is Your Sophomore Year?

A year of change should be followed by a year of normalizing…and more change! What does that look and feel like? What’s the good of seeing a change all the way through?