Fables of the Deconstruction

The one I love

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! I hope this greeting finds you well and in good spirits!

Keeping Up with the Jones

The passing of great men

The recent passing of Nelson Mandela reminded me of my first visit to one of my favorite cities (San Francisco) with one of my favorite people (James Blaine Hudson — the now deceased Pan-Afri

Summary of My Discontent

Santa tells the NSA to ‘step off’

THE NORTH POLE — Santa Claus has formally asked the National Security Agency to immediately cease accessing his data servers, including his most sensitive data, the so-called “naughty/n

Stop Calling Me Surly

Resonant presents

Most gifts we send and receive are appreciated for a while but, with precious few exceptions, forgotten over time.

Fun with Shrapnel

Dating Chronicles pt. 1.: The Awkward Date

There are times in a woman’s life when she makes a cardinal decision to open herself up to the possibilities around her. For me, this time happened during my late 20s.

Summary of My Discontent

Truth in advertising

I was walking around downtown America the other night when I caught the tantalizing aroma of locally sourced, all-natural, food-truck hot dogs.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I was made to love magic

After suffering from a series of headaches that increased in severity over the course of a few months one summer, I took the old man to the hospital, and he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain t

Stop Calling Me Surly

Realizing Santa

In my wildest dream, I land an exclusive interview with Santa, who mutates from mysterious to crusty, opinionated, flawed and conflicted.

Fun with Shrapnel

Lo, they do call to me ...

“There are two outcomes to every danger: either I will live or I will die.”

—Chapter 8 of the Kjalnesinga saga

Fables of the Deconstruction


It was a fascinating old house, cluttered with books and records and objects, dusty old furniture, display cases, wardrobes, upholstered chairs. As a boy, I found it endlessly fascinating.