Present Tense – #13

And so it finally came to pass that the little hamlet must be demolished in the name of Progress. Before anyone rises up in a spasm of indignation at the outrageous abuse of Eminent Domain, I should point out that I am speaking of the Christmas Village which, […]

Dispatches from the Wasteland: The Unusual Suspects Amid the Aroma of Bad Parenting and Leftover Sushi

Note: Continuing with our theme of “people who are underappreciated for their appreciation of the performing arts” that has somewhat permeated the last two posts, here’s an excerpt from one of my work-in-progress books, “Cruise Control”. Setting the scene: Detectives Collin Oskopy (beleaguered, overworked, possibly alcoholic) and Virginia […]