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Sunday, May 20, 2012

So, if Cher fronted a heavy metal band and played keyboards...

Hey, it's my New Favorite Band: Blood Ceremony

Album: Living with the Ancients

Tune: "My Demon Brother"

Rockitudinousness: Awesome-extra-plus.

Bonus points for: Cool singer, church organ.

Cheese factor: Significant but not overwhelming.

Best lyric: "I summon thee, my demon Lord of the Flies." (See also: "Cheese factor," above.)

Any questions?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Empty Nest

My mother-in-law just left after a 3-week visit. We all had a great time and now the place seems echoey and empty.

Uzee and her mom at the Waikiki Aquarium. Party game: count the fish. Cool shot bro.

Spotting turtles on the North Shore. Actually, "spotting" makes it seem harder than it really was: there were tons.

What a good son-in-law! Feeding my mother-in-law sushi by hand.

At the botanical gardens on the windward side of the island. Yep, it's mighty green in Hawaii. Yep.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tesla, yay! Edison, boo!

Check out this hilarious web comic called Why Nikolai Tesla Was the Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived. It's from a site called and you can find it right here.

Special thanks to my student Laurabeth for tipping me off about this. It's great.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Reading events for An Age of Madness

Hey kids, mark your calendars if you are so inclined -- my Fall 2012 schedule is starting to take shape vis-a-vis publicity for An Age of Madness. So far, there are a couple of events lined up for the east coast in September:

KGB Bart & Lit Journal, New York City,Sunday 9/16, 7:00pm. (Reading, Q&A, signing, hanging out with beers.) This event is sponsored by Lori over at the The Next Best Book Club. Thanks Lori!

Millrace Bookshop, Farmington CT, Sunday 9/23, 4:00pm. (Same as above but probably without the beers, or at least with fewer of them.)

This is, I hope, just the start. My trusty publishers over at Red Hen Press are doing their darnedest to line up some gigs on the west coast in October, and I hope to do more in the northeast in September and/or November. My goal is to do some sort of event, somewhere, as many weekends as possible this fall. So stay tuned.