“There is just too much good stuff to watch.” I hear this statement a lot and it’s true. The magnitude of current television programming choices is staggering. So allow me to do my part and make some recommendations.   Better Call Saul   If you are looking for just […]

The Platinum Age of Television (Part 1)


Half the summer has slipped away, but it has been a busy period. The Movie Bunker was upgraded with a brand new 60″ HDTV and Blu-ray player.  A stack of new films has been added to the media library, including works from Tarkovsky, Kieslowski, Kurosawa, Bergman, and Resnais. It’s a miracle I […]

July Update


  There were some questions about upcoming projects, and I am kind of excited about this one. Publication is looking like early 2018. I will have more info shortly and share it in the newsletter. Just finished this design on the cover and decided to share it. Any feedback would […]

A storm is coming…



Available just in time for the summer reading season, my short story collection Anansi and Beyond: Short stories, Magic & Nightmares is available now from Amazon in paperback and Kindle eBook. This represents my output from the writing challenge undertaken last summer. It’s an eclectic mix of short stories and […]

Summer Reading


A brand new literary magazine has launched and they selected a short story of mine to be included in their first issue. With Candlelight features poetry, flash-fiction, horror and sci-fi. My story, Miracles of Science, was written last summer, and has been looking for a home ever since.  Thank you to Brandon […]

Short Story: Miracles of Science


The fine folks over at Zoetic Press have just published the creative cream-of-the-crop from their mid-summer writing challenge Write Like You’re Alive. Nearly two-hundred people from all over the world took part, with the goal to generate 31 new pieces of material in 31 days.   I managed to complete […]

Write Like You’re Alive 2016



Reading about filmmakers and the art of cinema is one of my favorite things. Recently I discovered a terrific writer named Imogen Sara Smith. She just penned an article for The Criterion Collection pondering the possibility that The Red Shoes is actual a film noir. It’s one of the best […]

Imogen Sara Smith


Like so many others, I love to see studies and reports proclaiming my procrastination is somehow a good thing. But miraculously it turns out to be true. Just because I’m not typing doesn’t mean I’m not working things over in my head, contemplating any and all options. I prefer delaying […]

Creativity and Procrastination


Like most, I’m stunned to realize half the summer has slipped by all ready, but there has been a lot of stuff going on. For the month of July I committed to the Write Like You’re Alive 31/31 challenge, sponsored by Zoetic Press. The idea is to create something new […]

Mid-Summer Update




The Roadshow comes to the Plainville Public Library, June 1st at 6:30 pm, for a special presentation of the Orson Welles masterpiece, Citizen Kane. Help celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made. Includes film screening and Q&A. Memorabilia will be on display along with books […]

Great Movies Roadshow: Citizen Kane


    The Guardian has the story about William Randolph Hearst’s efforts to destroy Welles and Citizen Kane.

Welles on Kane