I have a number of projects going, so I have decided to give you an overview.
I am, specifically, a writer, photographer, and preacher — a storyteller, in general.
Blog posts are here.
06March13 – I’ve always figured that I have a book addiction. I just never intended to do anything about it.
However, the flow of books in and money out has finally brought me to a peaceful truce with my mania.
I have not bought a book for six weeks, and I intend to stay this course.
I have stopped buying books, which means that I am free to read the books that I have on hand. For as long as I can remember, I have impulsively dreamed up research plans and purchased the books I imagined that I would need. Such dreaming is the work of a moment, and with the help of Amazon and single-click fulfillment, I have a number of piles ready and waiting for my attention.
I write the occasional book review.
It is something like a busperson’s holiday, I suppose.
However, could you imagine a writer who does not read?
(For a contrasting sort of book review project, try my #rereading page.)
I have published two novels in a series I call Grimoire – the Bros Grim Breakfast Serial.
The series features a gaggle of over-the-hill spies and associates who run a used book shop, Caspar’s Books and That, in the northern reaches of Buffalonya, a Rust Belt city rough equal to Buffalo, New York, and getting even less respect.
“House of Verbs, Don speaking,” he said to the backshop guy on the internal line. “We have a special tonight on adjectives … three for a dollar.” Don was one of the more playful News Editors that I answered to in fourteen years of copy editor work on daily news-papers.
One. He had an odds-on chance that any caller on that line would be not only a member of the International Typographical Union but also a backshop printer who knew Don. Don liked to laugh.
Two. Don made up his patter on the spot. I could see it in his eyes. House of Verbs was a one-time inspiration.
But here it is, and here he is. And here I am. And you, the most important person of all. The reader.
House of Verbs. Open again, under new management.
I take a lot of photos around western New York and further afield when my wife and I travel. I like life in my photos; rarely will I post a pic that lacks a person, animal, or fluffy cloud face. I especially like to take candids.
On this web site, I highlight a photo of mine every now and then in the posts.
I have been taking and posting my photos to Flickr and to my photoblog for a number of years. And lately, I have been posting pix of my three cats and pix of your dogs to a new blog of mine, Five Cats in a Room.
And that is not all. I post boat photos to a longtime boatbuilding blog of mine, Herknperk.
Here is a sampling of my photographs.