Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Busy, busy, busy

Not much to report here...just busy getting the December updates for Sam's Dot ready. It's three on-line zines and two newsletters, plus updating all of the other pages that have new info. My eyes hurt from staring at HTML code, but hopefully I'll be done by this time tomorrow...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

My highly cynical view of Thanksgiving

My thoughts on the first Thanksgiving...

Pilgrim: Gee, mister Indian, thank you so much for helping us to survive in this new land...and speaking of land...

My thoughts on modern Thanksgivings:

I think too many people in this country have lost touch with the real meanings of all of the holidays, and Thanksgiving has become more about gluttony and football than anything else.

Having said that, I'd like to say that I'm thankful for my family and friends...most of whom now live far away. I'm also thankful for all of my readers, and not because they've put money in my pocket, because believe me, I'm not getting rich from writing, but rather for taking an interest in what I have to say...and I'm most thankful for the voices in my head, without whom, none of this would be possible.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Marionettes on the Moon on sale

Nomadic Delirium Press has put my newest short story collection on sale just in time for the holidays. Click on the title above, and it should take you right to their site where you can order your copy, or several copies...

Help me in my quest to escape hell............

Friday, November 18, 2005

As Pink Floyd would say...

Is there anybody out there? For months I had people e-mailing me about doing a blog...and now I feel like Keith's the only one reading it. Is there anyone else out there?

As far as news in my life...nothing to report...just working a lot at that god awful hellhole of a job...but such is life...

Friday, November 11, 2005

Let's hear it for rational thought

A couple of years ago, the board of education in Dover, PA added intelligent design to the science curriculum, and has sparked controversy throughout this country as people have tried to get intelligent design into the science classrooms in other areas, even though it's been shown repeatedly that the "science" of intelligent design is bad science.

In Tuesday's elections, rational thought finally had its say as all but one member of the board of education was voted out and a new board dedicated to science as science was elected. Pat Robertson may be saying that the town will feel God's wrath, but the truth is that intelligent design is just plain bad science, and thus does not belong in a science classroom. If Darwin's theory is ever overturned, then it shouldn't be taught as science either. This wasn't a debate of religion from the scientists' perspective, but rather a defense of science.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tales of the Talisman party pictures

Pictures from the Tales of the Talisman room party at MileHiCon are now posted on my site. So, head on over and have a laugh at my expense...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Wondrous Web Worlds Vol. 5 is here

Wondrous Web Worlds Vol. 5 is now available from Sam's Dot Publishing. This is our annual best of the web anthology, which I edit. Amazing that it's in its fifth year now.

This issue features cover art from Teresa Tunaley and features stories and poems from Keith Graham, s.c. virtes, Tyree Campbell, John Bushore, Jennifer Schwabach, L.A. Story Houry, Jonathan Alexander, Terrie Relf, Bruce Boston, William Campbell, Mike Allen, Arthur Sanchez, Cathy Buburuz, Fredrick Obermeyer, Richard Jones, Marge Simon, Matthew Bey, Lawrence Dagstine, Kristine Ong Muslim, Kevin Anderson, and t. santitoro.

There's something here for everyone, so click on the title, and that will take you right to The Genre Mall anthologies page. The titles are listed alphabetically, so I'm sure you can find this one with ease.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Henry Rollins

Saturday night I went up to Boulder to see Henry Rollins. For those of you who don't know who he is, he was in the bands Black Flag and The Rollins Band. That was where I knew him from. I had no idea he did Spoken Word tours, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm always up for something new, so I decided to go.

If you haven't seen him, I would most certainly recommend going to one of these shows, unless you're a conservative...then you might want to stay home.

He certainly didn't fit the stereotype for a "rock star," although there was quite a bit of angst!!! He was very articulate and well read, and like most "intelligent" people I've met, he realized that there's a lot more out there than any of us could ever hope to know...and thus we don't know all that much. Maybe it's easier to be ignorant.

A friend of mine once gave me an analogy about intelligence. I'm not sure if it was his, but we'll give him the credit...so this one's from Andy...

Intelligence is like a balloon. The volume of the balloon is what you know, and the surface area of the balloon is what you realize you don't know...thus the more you learn in life, the more you realize there is to learn...could be depressing because we can never actually know all that we want to know...which is what I want.

Anyway, I digress. If you get an opportunity to see Rollins, go...you won't regret it. However, getting home at midnight when you have to be at work at 5:00 AM the next morning is not something I would recommend...I was a walking coma patient all day long...but again, it was worth it.