Minneapolis, MNUSA 55406
July 27, 2005
Napoleon Bonaparte said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Why I write when I'm also a photographer is a continuing mystery to me.
I've written several short stories but I like writing novels more. Two shorts have been picked up by TOTU. Another will appear in the MNSpec Anthology, Northern Lights. My novel, Z is for Xenophobe, will come out in 2010 - Sam's Dot Publishing.
When I asked Eric H. if I could read at Dreamhaven, he set me up, no blood test, no background check. I was amazed. It doesn't happen like that at another place I could mention.
Why should others join this group? You might as well ask why others should have creative thoughts, express themselves by painting, sculpting, dancing, and singing. Why should they join? Why should they breath, eat, and scratch their dog's ear? Why should they get up, take a shower, have a cup of coffee, and endure freeway traffic? Why should they polish their shoes, wash their dishes, and pass gas? It is elemental. It needs no answer because for each and everyone one of us the answer lays on the razor sharp edge between the past and the future, the here and the now, the left and the right, the up and the down. Why should others join this Meetup Group. You might as well ask, "Why not?"
Me too, Terry! Thanks for organizing this.
HI Terry... Love to see you again
Terry: Thanks for the photos you took of me last night at the Retrofits reading. Sorry that the close-ups of me did not turn out, but I should have warned you I give out radiation like Three Mile Island. All stems from a small accident in a laboratory years ago. Something to do with a spider. Funnily enough, I thought everyone could climb walls.
This guy is really a marvelous writer. I've had the privilege of reading one of his, as yet unpublished, novels. Not only was it not a drag to read, it was fun. I liked it better than two-thirds of the stuff I find on the book shelves. Sometimes he's a little long winded in his critiques, but I enjoy them anyway.
He is a great wealth of ideas. He gives great feedback to stories.
He writes the stories that make me cringe, that is so cool!