Tuesday, June 27, 2017

rail yard

I'm working on a new novel right now.
Down at the rail yard, there's a big robot
in a boxcar. I've always liked these 2
train logos from our area.

Friday, June 23, 2017

the man who japed

Decided to reread some Philip K. Dick books.
He's one of my big inspirations, but it's been a
long time since I read him. (25 years ago I was
searching all the bookstores of Seattle for his
paperbacks.) At random, I picked up The Man
Who Japed (1956) and lo and behold, I forgot my
name is telegraphed all throughout this book:

Speaking of Mrs. Frost, Allen said...

The next day Allen had still not given Mrs. Frost an answer

"Mrs. Frost," Allen said...

Beyond that mystery, it was great to reread
this amazing prophetic novel. More timely than ever.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

somewhere in the night

Watched one of my favorites again, from 1946
'Somewhere in the Night.' It's got all the inspired
touches from that time, the torch songs, the cellar
stairs, falling through doors, the waterfront mystery,
hidden treasure, fortune telling. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Listening to the new music from Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan.