Let me get this out of the way first: This is not a post about gun control. Okay, now we can move on. As I write this, the Mass Shooting Tracker has logged 373 mass shootings in America this year. Check here to see the current number. The tracker defines a mass shooting as any […]
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. –-Hanlon’s Razor If you know anything about the Steubenville rape case, you don’t need me to rehash it here. If you are unfamiliar with it, welcome back to Earth. How was your space flight? Like most people, I followed the case only superficially, but […]
An excerpt from The Savior of Turk. After I died, I figured I’d possess a clear memory of my whole life, from the day I popped out of my mama’s belly till they put a sheet over my head at the hospital. In eternity, I had in mind that I’d go back and forth over […]
I was nine or ten the first time I heard my granddad pepper his speech with cuss words. I could still point out within a five square foot area where I stood in his barnyard when he let loose one of those forbidden four-letter words in my presence. I had crossed some invisible line of […]
As I watched the jittery heifer pace along the makeshift barbed wire fence, something from my past warned me the situation was about to go to hell in a hand basket. I should have seen it coming. As a kid, I got a crack at Granddad’s prized herd before he sold the rest at auction. […]
Habeas Equus a short story I’d previously thought dead weight meant lazy, because Dad had hung the words on Fossie when he forgot to trim the weeds around the elm stump out by the road. I learned better that day in the barn when the three of us couldn’t budge the dead mare from the […]
Budda’s in the spotlight at Books by Centeno.
“I did not personally witness the events I’m about to tell you about, though I do know the people involved in them. It was one of them who told me this story. He is sometimes given to stretching the truth an inch or two, not in an ornery way, but to reward anyone who takes […]
The new cover for The Weekend Budda Got Deep in It, out this summer.