Columbia Crew R.I.P. 2/3/2003. A song…

Five days ago I posted a poem I’d written for my daughter who was born on the fifth anniversary of the Challenger’s explosion on take-off. These are the lyrics to a song I wrote on the day the Columbia broke apart on re-entry. My notes on the lyric...

30 years ago and 25 years ago today…

As a preview for April, National Poetry Month, when I will share more poems. I don’t write a lot of poetry, but I do write it when inspired. I wrote this six years after the Challenger loss. This was near another more pleasant anniversary, the first birthday of...

Time Traveling in a Capsule Slowly

Rough Draft of a Letter to the Future [To be placed in a time capsule in Ferndale, WA in 2014 to be opened in 2064.] Future folk, What could be more exciting to a writer of Speculative Fiction than to be asked to time-travel? It would be slower than one would like, of...

Superstition and Synchronicity

Well, it’s been quite a week. I woke up yesterday morning to an ARC request in my inbox from Don Sakers, the book reviewer from ANALOG SF.  I’ll be hanging out watching the Perseids with a bunch of PNW SF&F folks. My twitter feed is growing. My Mailing...