The latest Harry Potter is heavy on talk and light on excitement. What once was mysterious has now become mundane.
"There’s products and then there’s knowing your market target, knowing who to sell to," he thought. "All product and no market is called failure." He had been in the business long enough. Time to sell his story on the six o’clock news. He leapt forward. Thirty-two and married, no kids.
I returned from San Francisco last night around 11:20, after a grueling drive back along the 5. Driving there is like waking up from a wonderful dream. Driving back is the long wait of horrible anticipation before brain surgery. And it’s not just San Francisco. Any drive of four or more hours has a special [...]
There’s an uncanny feeling you get when you know something’s about to change. It’s not at all like when you try and squeeze off a silent and hopefully non-lethal bit of stinky wind and realize you’ve squeezed a little too hard–that’s mild shame and even a bit of disappointment (“I thought I was in control [...]
The trip to Texas was totally tubular, to talk in 80′s alliteration. Not that I want to associate with that era any more than I have to, though I have to admit an affinity for some of the music of the day, including Huey Lewis and the News who, besides sharing my last name (not [...]
Rain glints down, it’s three am Time to get a drink again I’ve been sucking back dry bottles and bottles of old times, like whiskey with that old burning sensation, like cutting up onions with a dull knife blade. Cuts not so deep you can’t feel the wound. I pour myself another shot and nod [...]
I got a phone call on my cell yesterday. My brother James has come back from his six months in Iraq. It was totally worth the minutes used to hear the news. I haven’t been worried about him–I don’t really worry about much. But I was just a bit unnerved at times knowing he was [...]
Inspired by a post by Ambra Nykol, Greg Piper writes of the uncertainty he’s faced, both in the past and currently, of how to be focused in his writing, and perhaps more importantly, how to define the genre in which he sees himself and his work. The questions he (essentially) poses to himself are ones [...]