The World of Zapatero

Feeling Blue

I had a little bit of time and some blue paint on my hands,* so I painted these today: *Literally, by the time I was done!

Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?

A student of mine recently asked whether Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist (for lack of a better word) of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, has, within the context of the narrative (such as it is) really experienced a close encounter with aliens... Continue Reading →

New Website!

Just a quick note to say that I have a new website. I'll still be blogging here on WordPress, but I also wanted a single home for all of my creative interests: books, art, stories, recordings, and everything else I... Continue Reading →

Cape May County Arts League Featured Artist!

Big thanks to the Cape May County Arts League for making me their featured artist and running a profile on me and my work in their Winter/Spring 2013 newsletter! The CMCAL is a wonderful organization that has been supporting the... Continue Reading →

A Meandering Prologue to a Book Review

My friend Shaun Haurin emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to go to Rosemont College on a Wednesday night to hear Elise Juska read from her forthcoming novel. This, it turned out, was a trick... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Loo in the Galaxy

To say I'm a Doctor Who fan is a bit of an understatement, as anyone who's read my first book, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide to Doctor Who, can tell you. So I was rendered... Continue Reading →

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

I topped off my spring break with a visit to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Though I imagine most people probably think of Amish farm country when they picture Lancaster County, the city of Lancaster is developing the hip vibe of an artists'... Continue Reading →

From the Sketchbook

As I was putting yesterday's post together, I found some of the following images in my sketchbook. I'm guessing I worked on them last summer.

Spring Break!

I've been on Spring Break this week and have done my best to have fun with a bit of writing and painting -- mainly painting, as my output this week might suggest!

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