Chapter 1 COLD WAR KID In the northeast Ohio summer of 1968, a 10-year-old boy saw a strange thing. The day was hot and the boy anticipated jumping into the small above-ground swimming pool assembled by his father. Stepping across the warm lawn toward the plywood shed (also built by Father), the boy noticed […]Read more "BLACK LIGHT: PERSPECTIVES ON MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENA (#2)"
INTRODUCTION I approached this project with more than a little trepidation. Does the world need yet another book about so-called paranormal phenomena?, I asked myself. If so, am I qualified to write it? The great visionary poet William Blake wrote that the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. Let us hope. […]Read more "BLACK LIGHT: PERSPECTIVES ON MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENA (#1)"
Greetings. Following this post is the first installment of my forthcoming nonfiction book: Black Light: Perspectives on Mysterious Phenomena. All future material will be a chapter-by-chapter share of the entire work. To an old-school writer like me, this represents an entirely new way of introducing readers to my nonfiction (I am primarily a fiction-writer of […]Read more "BLACK LIGHT: PERSPECTIVES ON MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENA"
Well, someone must do it, so why not me? After all, I wrote the bastards, and take full responsibility for their earnings. My 1991 collection of poems, fragments, and general surreality, Flowers on the Moon (Watermark Press), is out of print. However, I have copies available for the sum of $5.00. Drop me an e-mail: […]Read more "SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: PLEASE BUY MY BOOKS!"
Anyone reading this, I must assume, has an interest in so-called paranormal/anomalous phenomena. Let’s get something settled: why do I use the term “so-called” in my posts? Because I consider all unknown phenomena just that: unknown. Not outside our existence, simply not yet understood, or even recognized by official science. Even if some events originate […]Read more "PARANORMAL RESEARCH: WHY CONTINUE?"
Greetings. Since this is only my 2nd post, I’m taking so-called license to mention something that really bothers me. This is something that, unfortunately, probably only upsets writers–but I hope I’m wrong. A brief preface: in 1991 I published a book, Flowers on the Moon (Watermark Press), a collection of poems and fragments with elements […]Read more "A WEE BIT OF THE OLE-SCHOOL OBSERVATION"
Greetings and salutatory remarks. It’s been nearly 8 years since I’ve had a blog, but since I’m apparently still on the good side of the ground I figured this might be the Optimal Moment. Currently I’m completing work on a nonfiction book tentatively titled Black Light: Perspectives on Mysterious Phenomena, and beginning a new–as yet […]Read more "DO NOT BE AFRAID . . . IT’S ONLY ME"