Wake me up before you go go

July 23rd, 2021 I think that heaven can be a dangerous idea. Before I take you there, though, let’s talk about the benefits of believing in an everlasting life. At its base, the belief that life never truly ends helps appease what William James calls the “worm at the core of all our usual springsContinue reading “Wake me up before you go go”

Warm Woolen Mittens

July 23rd, 2021 I wrote a post last week about how sometimes people get to my stuff after I feel like it’s had its moment. A few of those people have picked up Theia lately, and it inspired me to pick it back up and thumb through it myself. The character of Mittens came upContinue reading “Warm Woolen Mittens”

I Want To Push You Around

July 19th, 2021 In just about 24 hours, Push comes to shove and will be released into the wild. I wanted to talk about my 7th book a little (and thank every single person who has been here since my 1st, too). I’ll see you soon at Issues Needed on July 21st starting at 5Continue reading “I Want To Push You Around”

The Words Are All Made Up and The Points Don’t Mean Anything

July 1st, 2021 On my recent post about white fragility, someone commented “Your not white.” I think that is a terrific introduction to this essay about race itself. The commentator wasn’t wrong, necessarily: race is all made up. In Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant Between The World and Me (if you haven’t read it, do; there isn’tContinue reading “The Words Are All Made Up and The Points Don’t Mean Anything”

Push Available For Pre-Order Now!

June 30th, 2021 We are moments away from July, and the wait to order Push is over! You can get Push NOW at Amazon, available in ebook, paperback and hardcover. Order one, order a hundred to send and share with friends, make sure to order a copy or two of Flip if you haven’t readContinue reading “Push Available For Pre-Order Now!”

Push Exclusive: Full Cover & First Description

June 24th, 2021 We’re less than a month away, and I have an exclusive look at the full cover for Push, and the official description for the highly anticipated (if not just eagerly awaited) sequel to Flip! … “My dreams aren’t what they used to be.” FROM DENNIS VOGEN, THE ACCLAIMED WRITER OF THE WEIRDOS,Continue reading “Push Exclusive: Full Cover & First Description”

Change, or Die

June 16th, 2021 Working in a bar as long as I have, I’ve heard a lot of stories. Most of them about other human beings. Most of them some kind of drama or hardship or horror. Quite a few of them about people who didn’t make it. Some of the people just had bad luck,Continue reading “Change, or Die”

Dedication

June 14th, 2021 One of the major themes of my novella Flip is loss. When I published it back in 2013, I wanted to give others the opportunity to honor people they’d lost by including a special dedication page in the front of the book, allowing anyone, who wished to, a space to remember aContinue reading “Dedication”

Manufactured Bottled Lightning

June 10th, 2021 I mean this in the creepiest possible way but you don’t know what your brain is thinking most of the time. This post is about your subconscious mind and how it relates to inspiration, supposed intervention, and mental blocks, ebbs and flows. I forgot what I was going to say. I’ve doneContinue reading “Manufactured Bottled Lightning”

Baby, Do You Know What That’s Worth?

May 31st, 2021 There’s an episode of Black Mirror called San Junipero that is based on the idea of a digital life and afterlife. It’s my favorite and one of the rare installments of Black Mirror that has an undeniably happy ending. Without spoiling anything, the end of the episode uses “Heaven Is A PlaceContinue reading “Baby, Do You Know What That’s Worth?”