Belznickle, also known as Belsnickle, Belschnickel, Pelznickle, Belznickel, and Pelz-Nichol, is not a figure of my own invention. Of Germanic origin, he was considered by the Pennsylvania Dutch to... More > be either an evil sidekick of Saint Nicholas or Father Christmas. Belznickle was a Yuletide figure in many communities in the Mid-Atlantic States –including Maryland, the homeland of Arnjuice’s Bainbridge Family.< Less
Philip Coyne had once desired to become a professional bassoonist, but now he is the Director of Customer Support at a software company and his girlfriend has dumped him at his own birthday party. ... More > Her parting remarks predicted three things for him: that by the end of the month, 1) Philip will have been fired from his job, 2) he will have seen a naked woman in the middle of the street, and 3) Northern California will have become its own state.
Like Macbeth, however, Philip alone is responsible for his own fate, no matter what is predicted for him and the world. Office politics, company softball games, clashes with the Marketing Heads and Floor Managers all contribute to his discontent. Philip is frustrated, bored, lonely, and unsure of himself. In short, he is a fallible human being.
A California Split is a work of humor for a Digital Age swarming with software bugs and viruses, Inbox-flooding e-mail, Instant Messages, and telephone support centers.< Less
This modest gallery of accomplished thespians is intended to drive back the obscurity that enshrouds the names and faces of professionals behind every Orc, zombie, and Imperial Storm Trooper that you... More > see in the movies.< Less
This script collection includes "Death Over Yorktown" (a Revolutionary War-era piece set in 1781); "Shoot First, Shoot Later" (a Western set in 1880); "The Longest River in... More > Europe" (a World War I drama set in 1918); and "Thank you, Eris," set sometime in the future.< Less