Month: August 2015

Autographed copies available

I have a limited number of autographed copies of Renewal (in paperback) available for purchase directly from me for $15. If you’d like one, please send me an email with your name and mailing address, and I’ll reply with the rest of the information. Of course you may also purchase it in paperback from Amazon without the Read More …

i.con.o.clast 1973-09-05

[First published in the SDSU Collegian, Sep 5, 1973] This column presents a conversation between Stop Ngo Bien, a transfer student from Haiphong Junior College and his RA, Joe Fifthyear, regarding the importance of Hobo Day. Read more…

i.con.o.clast 1973-08-29

[First published in the SDSU Collegian, Aug 29, 1973] Welcome Back Students!! Whoopee, it’s great to have you here! All summer, all of Brookings has missed you: our merchants have lain awake nights wondering what they might have done wrong to make you leave … Read more…

It’s about relationships…

Renewal is about relationships … how they evolve, and how people adapt. It’s about reinventing oneself in response to change … especially to a change in a relationship. “Every day we get to choose what we’re going to do with the rest of our lives. Each of us has one life, and one life only. We have Read More …

Helen’s Story

Excerpt from Renewal … I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was one of those gorgeous, early fall days when there’s a freshness of the new season in the air—still warm, but with a touch of coolness—a very pleasant Sunday morning. Bob had let me sleep in. I could hear him at work Read More …

A Mother’s Gift

Before I graduated from college, my mother asked me what I planned to do with my life. She wanted to know not just what kind of career I was interested in, but what I wanted to accomplish. I remember telling her that one of my goals was to write a book. I didn’t say when I would write it, Read More …

Open mic tonight!

I plan to play at the open mic at Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot, CO this evening. I plan to arrive around 7 PM, and I’ll play sometime after that, depending on the sign-up list. See you there!

Easing into the next phase

What does a software engineer do as he eases out of the regular working world? I spent the last year consulting part time and writing my first novel, which I self-published on Amazon last month. It’s available in paperback and for Kindle. Renewal is a work of “social fiction” that examines what might happen to Read More …

Paperback or e-book? Which e-reader?

Some readers prefer a hard-copy book that they can hold in their hands, while others prefer the simplicity and lower cost of reading an electronic book. Which do you prefer? If you like e-books, what reader do you prefer? The answers are important to me because I am considering whether I should publish my book Read More …