A few weeks ago, I received a phone call at work from the police department in Leroy, Illinois - they were investigating, in conjunction with the county sheriff's department, the abduction of two children, ages 7 and 9. The children's father was scheduled to return the children to their mother after a court-ordered visitation, and… Continue reading


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I got word today that Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression has accepted three of my poems for publication. A nice treat, since I just opened a rejection email from Rattle the other day. Relief is a print journal, so if you want to read them, you'll have to subscribe, or at least buy the issue… Continue reading good news


Earth Hour

What would happen if everyone in the world turned off their non-essential electricity for one hour?That's the plan for Earth Hour 2009: on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 local time wherever you live, you're being asked to turn off all non-essentials for one hour. It's as simple as just turning your lights off.Read more about… Continue reading Earth Hour


Tuesday night, I hit the town with Ian again, first for dinner:(beef sashimi, an atomic roll and a salmon crunch roll) and then for a driving tour of downtown Dallas, which was not hugely impressive. Ft. Worth is definitely the better city. Just sayin'.