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I am interviewed by Scott Cole

I ramble about Old Buildings, New Wave, Borrowed Concepts, and Blue Movies on the Castalia House blog.

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What do your dreams do when you are awake?

Chewing over that question is what has got me stuck on Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts at the moment. You see, I am working from the premise that what humans dream is actually an objective reality and that when humans … Continue reading

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On the midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away

This past weekend I went to Springfield, Missouri.  It’s on the opposite corner of the state from my home in St. Louis, but Missouri is one of those medium size states in the middle of the country.  It takes me … Continue reading

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In the ballet of black light and the agony of the fly we divide and then collide

“It is not that I have no past, rather that it continually fragments on the vivid and terrible ephemera of now. In the long country, cut with rain there is suddenly nowhere to begin.” Samuel Delany, Dhalgren  I am a … Continue reading

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Frank settled down in the Valley, hung his wild years on a nail he drove through his wife’s forehead

“Some things are so small that you don’t notice them. Others are so big you run right into them before you know what they are.” –Samuel Delany, Einstein Intersection Imagine that you and a group of friends have been in … Continue reading

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Depression and the sophomore slump

While I finished what is technically my fourth novel a year ago, more and more I am thinking of The Book Of Lost Doors as one big story in four acts. I didn’t set out for it to be that, … Continue reading

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Mr. Mephistopheles, dressed in red Wrote a letter to The Times He considered carefully what he said And mailed it with two shiny dimes Miss Antigone, pretty young thing Hung herself on the telegraph wire For seven days they let … Continue reading

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