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Poetics

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Sometimes, research is a matter of hitting books, digging for truths, visiting places and delving into the guts of a thing.  Sometimes it’s a search for the right bits and pieces, themes and moods, ideas and connections.  Sometimes, it’s entirely unrelated to the thing you’re researching.
For instance, Japanese death poems.  After reading about them in […]

Bound for Sydney

Friday, June 20th, 2008

In a dream last night, I apparently returned to Australia.  I was there for a reason, something work-related, which of course couldn’t have anything to do with my current day job or current location (some 17,000 kilometers away).  In the dream, I attended a huge party with someone I’d worked with in Sydney.  By huge, […]

Various Bits of Paper

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Beside my computer, there’s a stack of business cards.  Doesn’t matter what’s on the front–on the back are various notes and thoughts jotted down whilst on the road or in a restaurant or a bookstore.  There’s an envelope from one of my bank accounts on which I’d tracked a few payments.  There’s the current manuscript-in-progress, […]

Strange Photos Whilst on the Day Job

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I see strange things sometimes, some of which I could never show you. Sorry.
Here’s some I can show you:
I’m not usually this close to a beach:

but it definitely looks like the storm wants to eat this picnic bench:

I love that the back of this truck advises Caution:

And I’m not sure I can offer any […]

A Quick Check In

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

There’s been much going on, and yet not much of anything, which is why I haven’t posted much here.
I’m working on more Midnight stories currently, though the first novel isn’t out yet and I cannot say when it will be out.  I can, however, promise to do everything I can to assure its eventual release […]