Monthly Archives: February 2007

Grow Fins

I have become a Captain Beefheart fan. I love the song Grow Fins and wrote a story where a key plot point involves growing fins. Chris loaded it up at It is part of their invitation only issue, so I am honored to have been included. Here is a Media player clip of Grow […]

Good Reading – Leinster and Campbell

John W. Campbell, Jr. and Murray Leinster, my favorite editor and my favorite short story writer, have been long dead and have left some of their work behind in the public domain. I am guessing that the magazines were slow to spend the money to renew copyrights and the authors were negligent in maintaining them. […]

Louis Slobodkin

Probably the first Science Fiction Book that I ever read was Spaceship Under the Apple Tree by Louis Slobodkin. Today, pointed to his personal website. Yesterday was his birthday (he died in 1975). I shocked the librarian at Hilltop Elementary School in Nyack by asking for more spaceship stories. What she showed me was […]

Common Ties » Submit a Story

Here’s a quick paying market for anyone who has true stories up to 2,000 words. It pays $100 and you can submit as many as you like. It is looking for “Lucky Break” stories right now. Coming up is religion (March 9, stories due March 6). Future themes may include travel, idiosyncrasies, crime, family secrets, […]

P n E

My fictional fiction was bumped down to position 25 from position 8. In fact, all of the Samsdotters, AR-ers and StaticMo’s were dropped out of the running in the SF story category. I altered their Top Ten image so we can all proudly display it on our websites.2006 Short Story – Science Fiction Results:

iRobot – Create

I saw this. It is on sale at iRobot for $115. The only problem is that it does not actually vacuum your floor. It would be just an expensive toy if it didn’t actually do anything useful. Still, I might enjoy confunding the cats with a robot, perhaps tying a raccoon tail to the thing […]

Paying for Clicks

For quite a while I’ve had Google Adsense ads on my websites. I can’t put them here, because I discuss the ads on this website and I don’t want to violate the Google TOS. I must say that I am very happy with the ads. Google won’t let me publish the statistics, but I can […]

Mom’s Stories

I am asking for help from blog readers. My mother, turning 80 years young this summer, has been writing down little stories in a spiral notebook. She now wants to see some of her stories in print. These stories are simple stories about little boys and girls who have little adventures. One that I read […]


Buy the Book!

I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.

Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul


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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
I have been collecting information about writing Science Fiction for many years now. Social media has replaced the Blog and large dedicated websites, so the pages here are mostly static. I update them from time to time.


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