Michael Anderson just wants to see the Western frontier he had read about in Beadle’s dime novels as a child in Pennsylvania. On the train platform in the dying town of Norton, Kansas, Michael... More > is approached by Sarah Rogers, an anguished woman in search of the daughter kidnapped nine years earlier. It is the beginning of a personal odyssey that will take him to Denver and back to the Kansas plains and Angeltown. Along the way he will survive a blizzard with the help of two Indians named Bob and Steve, meet the beautiful Katherine Hodges, seek answers in the disappearance of several missing children, and pursue his destiny through the dreams that carry him to the very edge of madness.< Less
Another collection of this and that and the other thing, all poetized in a manner befitting something or other that sounds good. anyway, find a wallaby or a butterfly and go sit in a yurt while you... More > read this latest gathering of slightly slanted looks at what's around us.< Less
A serial killer is loose in St Paul, MN. Detective Lt. Jayson Weis can't find the connection between the victims that will help his investigation turn the corner...until help arrives from a most... More > unlikely source.< Less
A janitor, a former junkie, a cab driver, a waitress, a high school senior. Strangers in life, they each receive a blue card in the mail. Now they are connected in death by blue cards found on their... More > bodies. The enigmatic letters on the cards mean something to the killer, something Homicide Detective Jayson Weis has to decipher before he can rid the city of this madman. Confronted with the bodies of the present, haunted by the bodies of the past, Weis knows there will be more bodies in his future unless he can stop the Card Killer. When the few witnesses can’t agree about the killer, not even the race and sex, Weis begins to dread the possibility of a second killer. His relationship with long time girlfriend Lois Fremont is deteriorating. The pressure from City Hall mounts. His own uncertainty about his future dulls the edge of his investigation. Help comes from an unexpected direction, a paraplegic teenager who has also received one of the cards.< Less
Everybody has idiot-syncracies...little niggling, irritating, tear-your-hair-out-in-frustration things that Fate has carelessly tossed into the middle of whatever road is currently being traveled.... More > You wonder how people can be so blind, so stupid, so unaware, so unbelievably, undeniably wrong! You marvel at the seemingly endless supply of irrationality in the world and the number of people in line eager to stock up just in case. You look around, trying to find the Island of Sanity in the brown Senseless Sea. Way off in the distance you glimpse a speck of greenery. You paddle madly only to discover the Land of Logic is as real as Atlantis and just as accessible. You are left with very limited choices, most of which are against the law.
In a final act of desperation, you write a book.
That’s what I did.
Here are more than 150 of my idiot-syncracies.
And, perhaps, some of yours.< Less