In Defense of Cold Vacations: Because They Give You Material for a Lifestyle Blog

OK, so this post's title is tongue-and-cheek. 'Cause this a blog about COOKING and WRITING, though Leah and I did have a pretty fun time in Minneapolis last week. So here’s a few more pictures from the trip, and explanations that go with them. Again, the highlight of our short vacation was definitely the frozen …

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In Defense of Cold Vacations: Because You can Hike Frozen Waterfalls

Leah and I have been MIA for a bit because we went to Minneapolis. A question we got a lot while planning, going, gone, and after returning was, “Why?” I think this was mostly with the implied addition of, “Since it is so cold there.” Thus, what got into us? Well, the short and best …

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Feeling Very Strange: A Fantastic (Scifi?) Short Story Collection

So, is slipstream fiction a genre? As I first wrote when starting to read Feeling Very Strange, an anthology that tries, in part, to exemplify just what slipstream fiction is… I don’t think it is. I’m not sure if there are any stories here that don’t already fall under the regular speculative fiction umbrella, and …

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“Edith Empowered” Published in PAGE & SPINE (835 words)

Page & Spine Fiction Showcase published my story “Edith Empowered” over the weekend. This was a surprise, because of how quick the magazine accepted my submission. More importantly, however, the publication of this story marks the first piece of fiction I’ve ever been paid for. You can reading it by clicking here. My goal for …

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“Sea Oak,” a Story (and a Cancelled Amazon Show) from Feeling Very Strange

I’ve just about wrapped up the short story collection Feeling Very Strange, which I wrote about a little earlier. Before a big talk about the book, here’s a standout worth mentioning: “Sea Oak” by George Saunders. If you recognize that name, he’s the guy who wrote Lincoln in the Bardo (2017 Man Booker Prize winner), a …

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