Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Magic Constant

Most of you know I’m a mathematics enthusiast and I regularly go to Pat Ballew’s superb blog. Today was the 59th day of the year and he posted a magic square with 59 as the center. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 177. I decided to have a little fun and with Little d's help design my own grid with these numbers.
Here’s a little more on the squares.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Where It Hurts

In the mail today: WHERE IT HURTS (A Gus Murphy Novel) by Reed Farrel Coleman. Have heard good things. Looking forward to the read. What is everybody else reading?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“The Unquiet Dead” and More

I'm a Doctor Who fan from a long way back and was stoked that Macmillan's Criminal Element accepted my pitch for a Whovian piece. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, February 13, 2017

I'm at Mother's

For fans of innovative TV, cool jazz, and hanging out at Mother's, all three seasons of
Peter Gunn starring Craig Stevens and Lola Albright is currently free to view, if you have Amazon Prime.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“You know my name..."

Here's a sample of my latest article (and excerpt) on WIZARD AND GLASS:
Back in town, Jonas learns an emissary from John Farson has arrived and goes to meet him. The encounter startles Jonas, but, perhaps even more us the reader.
Jonas whirled on his heels, suddenly feeling old and slow. Standing there was a man of medium height, powerfully built from the look of him, with bright blue eyes and the rosy cheeks of either good health or good wine. His parted, smiling lips revealed cunning little teeth which must have been filed to points—surely such points couldn’t be natural. 
“You know my name; I would know yours.”
“Call me Walter,” the man in black said, and the smile suddenly fell off his lips. “Good old Walter, that’s me. Now let us see where we are, and where we’re going. Let us, in short, palaver.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Here's Paine For You

I've been working on a project devoted to the work of Tom Paine and decided to start a Twitter account where I tweet his quotes and offer facts on the man's life—it just went live today. If you are on Twitter, I'd love to generate some followers.