As far as I can tell, I’ve now been playing cello for three years. That’s not completely accurate, though.
When I was three, my parents moved us to Costa Mesa, an Orange County suburb, back when the word suburb still had some meaning. We lived on a cul-de-sac in a subdivision whose streets were named after Pacific islands. There were two other families in our end of the street, […]
Last night, Midnight’s Twitter Game Tag was #2014InFiveWords. My entry? “That could have gone better.” Which is a dumb thing for me to write because, on the whole, 2014 was a hell of a good year, albeit one punctuated by horrible moments of great magnitude. My family went to England […]
Almost two years ago, I was in a very crowded room in Chicago, watching a looping video of aliens and monsters destroying various London landmarks. The committee bidding to host Worldcon in London had won, and what better way to celebrate their hard work by showing us how easily their […]
First, as of Saturday, June 21, 2014, I am now a member of the board of the Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Association. I look forward to getting sued over this. Second, I am volunteering for two different city council campaigns in two different cities. In Costa Mesa, where I grew up, […]
In November of 1996 (oh my God, that feels so long ago), I made a website on Geocities. I felt like I had things to say, and the web, in all its HTML 1.0 glory, made it possible for me to say them to the entire world. Or, rather, to […]
The best part about being a writer is that you get to be a reader before everyone else. Late last year, Daryl Gregory sent me a draft of his latest book, Afterparty. I had a cold and was high as a kite on sinus meds, which is a pretty good […]