The Depot—a Short-Lived Club and Music Venue

More Concerts—or at least where I caught the tunes. The Depot in Minneapolis once was a Greyhound Bus station, reincarnated as a club in early 1970. I’m unsure where the buses went, but a bar and a dance floor with live music replaced them. [Interestingly, a man who became a father-in-law two and a half-years later, […]

A New Review of The Fountain

The Fountain: and six more fantasy and sci-fi stories came out in 2017. We recently did a discount for a week. This result came of it–a review by a fellow writer friend. D. W. Peach 4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of variety, one incomplete tale Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 14, 2023 […]

Living Lint

Something she said or did inspired this. Dry humor, in old styling. With good reason, she calls me the spider whisperer. I always try collecting a spider gently in a tissue before letting them loose outside. It can be a challenge, with the fast ones or those simply trying to escape. They must suppose I […]

DGKaye’s 5 Star Review of Jumped by a Deadly Cholla

We have the honor of reposting this review by DG Kaye. PUBLISHED ON June 11, 2023 by dgkaye My Sunday book review is for John Maberry’s new release – Jumped by a Deadly Cholla. This is just one of eleven stories with twisted endings in this collection of speculative and science fiction. As many of you will know, […]

Musings from Long Ago–Hippies and Freaks

A repost from March, 2015 that no one noticed then. I never fully embraced the hippie life. I had more essential things to do with my life–protesting the war and trying to get an education post-Vietnam. The nuance between freaks and hippies escapes me now. Which countercultural group did I identify with more? Hmm, can’t say that […]

Neil Diamond, June 1970, Minneapolis Auditorium

The next concert–way more to come in a long list. Not a big fan of the guy—then or now. He definitely had a great voice then. But it wasn’t about the music. That was a warm-up, a reason to be out for the evening and part way into the night. Jill liked Neil; me occasionally. […]

The Fountain–Discounted in June 2023 on Kindle

The Fountain: and six more fantasy and sci-fi stories The Fountain came out in June 2017–it’s about time we did some temporary price cuts; for seven days. Here’s the deals: The countdowns are all at PDT time Just $.99–from June 2nd, at 8am to 4pm on the 5th. From 4pm on the 5th to 12am […]

When You’re Strange

When You’re Strange, A repost Don’t you love the Doors? But this isn’t about music, except for one more passing reference. Ray Stevens would be aghast. The song lyrics might as well be, “Everyone is strange in their own way.” For decades now, my wife has said I’m strange. I welcome the epithet as an amusing […]

Weather Station

Tired of forecasts, Harley bought a desktop weather station. Like every morning, Harley checked the meteorological conditions on his phone app. Thirty degrees—with a chance of snow. His weather station on the counter disagreed on the temp. It said 40 degrees. His hilltop home was 15 miles from the airport that supplied the info on […]