When a Digital Guy Meets an Analog Girl

* This essay was originally written on September 12, 2011. As a gift for making it all the way through high school, my dad bought me a Sony rack stereo system. Up to that point I had enjoyed my favorite 80s music on a smaller unit, which was essentially a glorified...

Outrage: Repost

I wrote this nearly eight years ago, two days before I was laid off from a company where I was an employee for nearly seventeen years, and eight months before I began work on House of the Rising Sun. In a way, this post humorously suggests an idea that was explored in...

House of the Rising Sun is complete! (for now)

I’ve completed a new draft of my next novel, House of the Rising Sun, and sent it off to my agent. If you’re interested, read about the project below. “Seth imagined all the minutes he’d lost sitting at traffic lights that were poorly-timed, or couldn’t...

The Genesis of Thomas World

The genesis of this novel was a blog I wrote on MySpace a few years ago called “Let There Be Ants,” where I considered a mechanical ant farm: This farm consists of some dirt and water and plants, as well as a few mechanical ants that have tiny programmable...