The West
The Wildfire That Wasn't

I've seen my share of wildfire. I've driven past it around Bend, watched it devour the Gorge, and seen it boil on the horizon near the South Coast. But I've never seen a wildfire start, at least not until this week.

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A Mall with One Nazi Store is a Nazi Mall

Twitter has an easily solved Nazi problem, but their unwillingness to solve it is the same as embracing it.

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My Incompetent Murderer

I have cancer. Not the kind that will kill me, but that's because I've been picked by our vile system as one of the lucky ones worthy of healthcare.

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Work
What I Did On My 2-Year Blogging Vacation

It's been a while since my last post. Things happened. Highlights!

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Work
On Five Years of Freelancing

Five years on my own. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Reading
My Favorite Short Fiction: August 2016

There were many great stories in August, but these four were the ones that floored me.

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Publications
New Story: "The Ghost Lottery" at The Overcast

Give the audio version, brilliantly read by J.S. Arquin, a listen.

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Publications
New Story: "Fylgia in the City" at Plasma Frequency

This story had a crooked path to publication, but it got there, and it's got a great home at the relaunched Plasma Frequency magazine.

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Reading
My Favorite Things of 2015

My top four in every category (except that one I always miss). So much good stuff this year, it was incredibly hard to pick.

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Reading
Recommended Reading from July 2015

In July 2015, just now wrapping up, I read 61 pieces of 2015 award eligible fiction. Most of those were flash and short stories, but it included a few novels and longer-form pieces. These 9 are the ones that will stick with me most and longest, including my favorite novel of 2015 so far.

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