29 December 2006

Does Anybody Really Care? (About Time)

No one gives writing time.... Each and every one of us has to take it, forcibly if necessary, by wile, bribery, any method that works. You have to take the time, to weigh it against whatever else is happening, to give it up somewhere else, sacrifice time for other people, time for movies, time for television, fun, games, partying, sleep, or something. There is always some time every day to set aside and declare one's own, but it requires a lot of self-discipline to seize it and keep it.

-Kate Wilhelm, STORYTELLER
Damn straight.

23 December 2006

No Manners

I'm reading and writing at a café and this stranger comes up to my table. He looked like a nutty professor of the Asperger's sort, the sort who couldn't process the visual cues--the laptop, the books, the papers--that said I'm busy.

"What're you working on?" he asks. I say "Stuff" as I stare in disbelief as he snatches one of the books off my table. "What kind of stuff?" he says. "Personal stuff," I say with a look on my face that says, Who the hell are you, why are you talking to me, and more importantly, why are you touching my fucking stuff?

He shrugs his shoulders and walks off as if I've put HIM off...

15 December 2006


This information is now on its own static page, and will be updated there.

I'm Don. I write, work, and live in a nice little college town in upstate New York. And this here is the place where I broadcast my messages of control and obedience to the masses ramble about the two areas of my life: (a) writing and (b) everything else.

Thus far, my greatest triumph has been a piece on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, a feat I've thus far been unable to replicate. That's okay because I've got some fiction online at Fantasy Magazine, Reflection's Edge, Byzarium, Six Sentences, and the occasional non-fiction thing here and there.

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14 December 2006


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11 December 2006


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10 December 2006

2006 Publications

"The Evil of the Recidivist." BYZARIUM. December, 2006.
"The Grudge (Not the Movie)." RICEBOWLJOURNALS.ORG. October 22, 2006.

"Harsh Toke: The Declaration Regarding Material Assistance/Nonassistance to a Terrorist Organization." AMERICAN NERD MAGAZINE, VOL. 2., ISSUE 20. July, 2006.

"All Too Familiar." RICEBOWLJOURNALS.ORG. May 14, 2006.

"Ties That Bind (Both Ways)." RICEBOWLJOURNALS.ORG. April 29, 2006.

"Es Muy Bueno: The Firefox Scrapbook Extension." AMERICAN NERD MAGAZINE, VOL. 2., Issue 12. April, 2006.

"Explosive Decompression." AMERICAN NERD MAGAZINE, VOL. 2., Issue 10. April, 2006.

"Aquaman Love" (series). AMERICAN NERD MAGAZINE, VOL.2., Issues 7-9. March, 2006.

"Over and Over Again." AMERICAN NERD MAGAZINE. February, 2006 (reprint).

"A Hard Habit to Break." AMERICAN NERD MAGAZINE. February, 2006 (reprint).