It’s a Bear

In the midst of a delightful discussion about¬†Midsommar on pal Carol’s FB wall, a few memories have bubbled up. One of them is the gas station we always stopped at on the drive up to our cabin in Kaleva. It was a long drive and we knew every turn of it. I always knew my…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Renegade

“I don’t really write from a solid idea. It’s never that certain at the start. You get to what you’re saying through the writing, the process; and then you move on.” ~ Mark E. Smith   http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=magicwombat-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=0141028661   My entry may not really be ‘forgotten’ so much as completely unfamiliar to many. I bought a copy in…

iPod Touch Named

Just like that, it was clear. I was on the tarot and writing panel and trying to remember the name of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies deck, so naturally turned to my digital assistant, who located the necessary information — with a picture — in no time at all. Thank you, Ianto! I would say he…

Pi-Con Day Two

I’m listening to the Syd Barrett box set, already copied into my iTunes on Jackdaw (yes, I name my computers, musical instruments, etc.). It’s good loopy fun for early in the day. I blame Tom Stoppard for this new kick. I was never a huge Pink Floyd fan, but Rock-n-Roll piqued my interest in Barrett’s…

On the shelves: "Raising Lempi"

In your local big chain bookstore, you’ll find my story “Raising Lempi” in the pages of Circle Magazine. It tells the story of a group of friends discovering the restorative power of the sauna. It’s accompanied by Elena’s lovely illustration (much more attractive than the cover illustration, I have to admit; in the past they…