Serendipity in Chillicothe

    Last Saturday, my wife Laura and I spent the day in the beautiful city of Chillicothe, Ohio. We went down there as day tourists, and so that I could delve a little into the history of Ross County, and breath the air of the region. I thought that the time spent down there…

A Writer’s Nook

I always wanted to be the kind of writer that had a big oak desk to write upon. Perhaps keep it in a dimly lit room that smelled of leather, and had the gentle sound of a ticking clock--a metronome, tick-tock-ticking with each syllable I type out on an ancient typewriter. Sadly, that is not…

I Have Audio Books to Give Away!

It has been a while since I have posted to the blog, and partly it was due to trying to finish a book that I have been writing. I say partly because I certainly cannot say entirely. I am a victim to time, as are all of my fellow humans. We are only given so…

Speculative Basement:

Apologies for not having an edition of Speculative Basement last week, but I was a bit busy. I was in that hazy faze in which nothing but that one thing you are focusing on can get through to you. And for me that one thing was getting married! Laura and I tied the knot in a small,…

The Speculative Basement:

Through the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. I always got the two confused when I was younger, with the Lewis's and the "C" names ... but they actually had more in common than just slightly similar names. First off, they both wrote fantasy stories that were geared towards children ... and they were both…

Winning Flash Fiction Story!

I must admit that hosting a flash fiction contest was a bit stressful. First, there was the fear that no one would submit stories ... then the fear that there would be a bunch of stories, and I would be blind by the end of the week. Thankfully, there was a happy median, and here I sit…