A Writer’s Moment

I woke up at dawn to cloudy skies and a damp Oklahoma. My wife and had stayed late at her dad's house to watch a weather forecaster talked us through possible weather disasters as storms blew northeast across my state. We are safe. I believe I was successful in not waking my wife as I …

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What’s Next?

I've written five out of the eight episodes of E-Vatar: A Musical for the Pandemic Age. The episodes are planned; I just need all the cool words to make it a play. But the work is winding down on that project for me. It's up to the performers, musicians, director, and the sound engineer, now. …

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Writers’s Moment: Cyber Theatre

I just need to pause and take a breath. My podcast theatre production is reaching a huge milestone. We are nearly ready to release Act I of E-Vatar, and just yesterday, we released the Act I (calling it a season) trailer. This is a new sort of thing for me. I've never written a play, …

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E-Avatar Musical Podcast almost here!

E-Vatar is a sci-fi love story set in a near, but dark future where the pandemic has taken the world in an unexpected turn. The vaccine has failed. Humanity has become quarantined into complete isolation, and has turned to E-Vatar; a new social technology, which allows a person to enter and experience the virus-ridden outside …

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A Writer’s Moment – Early Morning Before the Trip

My laptop is freezing cold on my bare legs as I pop it open to write a little. I woke up around 4:45, excited about my family trip to Colorado to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. The cats are up with me, perhaps still exploring our new apartment. I'm one cup of coffee down. We …

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Gen-X Novelist

A common complaint among Gen-X is that we are an ignored generation. We are a generation of quietly innovative, successful, edgy, creative folks trying to pay off student debt while buying houses and putting our depressed kids through college....not that anyone cares. (voice dripping with bitter gen-x sarcasm) There used to be something called simply …

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As I near 6 years of sobriety, I am reflecting on the journey of this book

This book has had a long journey. It started as a flash fiction over a decade ago in a dark time. Gritty, raw, emotional, introspectiveI, I continued to write it as a series. It was very reflective of my battle with addiction and love of San Francisco…and a hint of a favorite show, Californication. When …

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E-Vatar Production Beginning!

In Playwriting Gig, I shared my news that the songwriters from Big Dumb Buildings had invited me to write the book for their new musical: E-Vatar. I'm happy to say that the Act I production is under way. Our talented cast is funneling in their tracks and BDB is beginning to piece them together for …

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Playwriting gig

I'm so excited to partner with Big Dumb Buildings on a new project. These guys made a musical a few years ago, Spots and Stripes, that packed the house here in Norman, Oklahoma. I'm friends with one of the musicians in that group, Gregg Standridge (featured in The Oklahoma recently here). He read my book …

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