A conversation Scene: son Tim and I, in line at a McDonald’s, on our way back to his college campus. TIM: I don’t understand this text from Isaac.  (Isaac is a college friend) GENE: What’s it say? TIM: He’s on the train. Something about the conductor going to eleven. GENE: Spinal Tap reference. TIM: I…

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Never assume the French make sense In World War II, prior to the Normandy invasion, the Allies sent planes with cameras over France to take photos of the countryside.  This was important and dangerous intelligence-gathering which provided invaluable information to the Generals planning the attack, but it had a few drawbacks. The Normandy countryside is…

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Fourth leg announced! We are one week away from the launch of the 2011 Immortal blog tour!  Which is exciting!  Note the exclamation points!  Stop by the tour page and take a gander at the participants, and get ready for thirty days of fun!  With even more exclamation points!

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Second leg announced! The second week of participants in the vast undertaking known as the 2011 Immortal blog tour is official!  Please stop by the tour page and check everyone out; pop by their pages, say hi, become fans of theirs and all that.  Tell them I sent you.

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The eyes having it I spend five days a week looking at a large computer screen, and when I’m not looking at that large computer screen I’m looking at a smaller laptop screen, and when I’m not looking at that I’m looking at an iPhone screen.  Or reading, which is thankfully still a low-tech book…

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First leg of the tour I’d like to draw your attention to the new Immortal Blog Tour 2011 page!  On it I will be updating everyone with links to the participating blogs for each leg of the tour, plus whatever other information of import comes my way.  I’ve included links to previous interviews and reviews, so…

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You wake up in the middle of the night with a heavy weight on your chest. You can’t breathe or move. You feel a presence in the room, studying you. You want to touch it, or move it, but your arms are pinned. You can feel its hot breath on your cheeks. Option 1: You…

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