and lo, a new sandwich hath appeared

Sandwich artistry may appear to have settled into standard tropes and tired formats, but scientific curiosity, creativity, and the urge to experiment will not be denied. In recent days, social media has been buzzing...

not a reader

Katya tagged along with me today on what I thought would be the most tedious of errands, cancelling our comcast service. The last time I was at that office (granted, it had been a...

full of sound and fury

Audio is on the rise. You see (hear?) it everywhere, from surging audiobook sales to everyone and their brother now having a podcast. If you’re a writer looking to publish, you’re very likely going...

backup your backups

I’ve had two five-terabyte drives for several years now. I’ve used one as the main backup and media server for the house. Pictures, movies, backups of current and ancient drives from long ago, everything...

stick figure reading aloud from book

read it loud, read it proud

My current project is a collection of narrative stories that are meant to be spoken aloud as much as read to oneself. Reading aloud is important for writers on several levels. First, hearing what...

mallard duck family

happy father’s day

The Hallmark holidays were never that much of a deal in my family growing up, and my GAF level as a father toward them has been consistently low as well. Sure, a card is...

NO SOLICITING: cranky sumbitch lives here

Between work, family, school, activities, and everything else, I have no time for anything anymore. And a corresponding intolerance for interruption has set in as well. Today a guy hawking his lawn maintenance business...

author, author

I put up an author page on Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/penfold. I’m nearing completion on a few more stories, and may put some up on Amazon or Medium. Also, it occurred to me as I was...

kindred

TLDR Press has released its fourth anthology, the family-themed Kindred. It features 26 stories and poems (only a few poems, actually) by emergent writers. Proceeds go to benefit the Kempe Foundation, which fights child...