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Subterranean Press: “Waiting for Rain” and an interview

Subterranean Press has an online magazine which is one of my favorites, so I was thrilled when I sold them a story. It’s up now, if you’d like to read “Waiting for Rain” Mundari Vineyard 2045, Nashik (India), Shiraz Black cherry, plum, and currant flavors mingle with aromas of sweet tobacco and sage in this …

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Free booze? Neat.

Buried in the 101 Best Web Freebies from BusinessWeek was a bit that read: If you live in a big city, chances are there is free booze to be had on any given night. Originally limited to New York, myopenbar.com is now a daily guide to free or discount drinking in New York, San Francisco, …

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

As I mentioned, Rob and I went to the farmer’s market yesterday and picked up some mushrooms. Then, today, in a splendiferous surprise, our plaster repair man came by and gave us a quart bag of morels. It seems that he always picks a freezer full of them when he goes on his vacation. He’d …

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Reading Aloud 15: Choices & Compromises while recording Rude Mechanicals

When Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press asked me to read Kage Baker’s Rude Mechanicals, I was delighted, because I love the Company stories. I was delighted until I started reading the manuscript and realized that the point of view character was male. I skimmed forward, just looking at dialogue. Most of the characters were male. …

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Oh, the agony of gadgets

My palm pilot has a very discreet little camera on it. This is handy because it means that when Grandma is telling a story I can record her without her feeling self-conscious. This is great, except when said palm pilot freezes dumping ten minutes of really interesting stuff about the school wagon she rode. I …

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Free Audio Drama

WRW presents FREE AUDIO DRAMA by Craig Kenworthy, Carole Dane, Sandra DeHelen and Joe Medina by way of H.P. Lovecraft. WRW is happy to prove the cynics wrong and present four of our original audio experiments free of charge to the listening public. All are from writers who have participated in our Writer’s On the …

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Trained Monkeys

So, after getting back from building monkeys, I had to go online to try to cancel an eFax service. It’s not that I didn’t like the service, but it certainly wasn’t the best online fax service in the world. Plus, I’d already completed the project that I had intially purchased the service for. Here is …

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Cleaning and treats

Today was mostly spent tidying and sending things away. Folks from various corners of Portland came and picked up various things, slowly creating more space in the house. I also made snowcream tonight with the snow I saved in the freezer. Snowcream, for those of you who didn’t grow up with it, consists of a …

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