Monthly Archives: October 2008

A True Ghost Story

The Clarkstown Cemetery next to my house is one of the oldest in the U.S. and has had its share of spooks. My Dutch ancestors lived in the area granted to them by William of Orange back in the 17th century. They came here, as did many early Americans seeking religious freedom. Although the Dutch […]

Bradbury Odds and Ends

I’ve finished reading Bradbury Books for a while. I read 11 books (I didn’t count Vintage Bradbury because it only has a couple of new stories). Here are two books with intriguing titles published in the UK. The titles are different, but the The Silver Locusts is really Martian Chronicles and The Day it Rained […]

A Morning Surprise

Gracie uses the bathtub as a storage place for her mice. This handsome fellow met me the other morning. I captured him in a washcloth and let him go outside. Sometimes Gracie’s catches are a little worse for the wear, but this one seemed unharmed and quite lively.

Clarkstown Graveyard

We don’t get trick-or-treaters. It is partly because we live next to one of the spookiest cemeteries in the county. I went over and took some pictures just as the sun set. The flash pictures came out, but the long exposures are often blurry because I could not hold the camera still enough. I wound […]

Ray Bradbury – Something Wicked This Way Comes

This is my favorite book. I’ve been reading it in October since I was 16. My edition is from 1967. I finished it for the forty-second time this morning. The movie was dreadful, did not follow the original idea, and I think may have caused many people not to read the book. Please do not […]

Vote Quote

Robert Heinlein has to be one of the most quotable people since Shakespeare. Here is what he said about Voting: If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for… but there are certain to be ones you want to […]


Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn (Deluxe Edition) is nearly sold out. This has been voted one of the top 5 fantasy books of all time. These last few copies are still available for $20 and are signed by Peter. The last 50 copies will be signed and include a handwritten story by Peter and […]

15 Key Elements All Top Web Sites Should Have – NOT!

This morning a web article appeared in Delicious is a social bookmarking site and appearance on their front page indicates a very popular link. I will not link the page because I totally disagree with it. The article lists 15 most important elements of web design. I think that many are not very important. […]


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I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.

Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul


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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
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