After discovering that Lenny is missing—the end product of an encounter with a band of seemingly inept highwaymen—Alex and Sam are catapulted into a harrowing journey into the depths of... More > their own souls in the course of trying to get their friend and guide back. Before all is said and done, Sam will have to confront the torment she has been carrying since childhood and Alex will have to venture to where he never thought he’d ever have to go.< Less
"The Buckets" is about that sinking feeling we get when we realize we're grown-ups, and someone expects us to act like it.
That old saying that 'youth is squandered on the young' is WRONG.... More > The average parent, if he or she were allowed to be a teen again, would squander the snot out of youth, and do it with a zest and zeal that a first-time teenager would find both stunning and excessive.
So, here we are, adults, and we might as well get a good laugh out of ourselves before someone expects us to fill out a form or something.< Less
Leave it to us to turn our leisure time into a massive industry.
We get all gussied-up in our high-tech, ultralight, sweat-wicking, satellite-uplinked, Gore-Tex (TM) socks and after... More > that, things get silly.
I tell you, it's all utter hubris.
You'd think we didn't enjoy our careers, the way we lunge for our toys on our days off. Scrambling for the outdoors as if we belonged there, and not parking our spreading backsides at the computer, enjoying the hum of central air and heat.
I've heard some people actually exercise during the week, building up their stamina and suchlike so that they can better enjoy their weekends. What do these people's parents think?
But maybe you're like that? Maybe you're doing research for a book on the subject. Too late. Here's the book. But it's all utter hubris.< Less
Since being relaunched in March 2011, "Accidental Centaurs" has been presenting the continuing adventures of Alex and Sam, scientists from Earth who find themselves in another universe and... More > transformed in creatures of legend, and Lenny, the mysterious djinn that has been assigned to be their guides and protectors.
The collection contains three stories: "Accidents Happen", "Accidental Unicorn", "Pointing Hooves".< Less