Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Planet Tralfamadore sends its most revered young band to Earth. They arrive for the Milky Way Music Contest. They listen in horror to the awful music the other bands are playing, the trite plight of the American teenager. When it’s their turn to play, they sing of philosophy, thermodynamics, the stock exchange and bird migrations. They were trying to impart advanced thought. But they come in last place, booed off stage. Their UFO is vandalized. They fix it and go home. Only to discover that in every city, every radio, every record player and 8-track deck is playing the Earthling winner.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

music in the office today


Three days of constant rain and a newspaper reporter wants to interview me about the flood. “What flood?” I asked. My poncho and rainpants are hanging to dry behind the office door. The creek was a mountain river. I said, “I just come to work as usual.” She said, “Can I quote you?”

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Cronco's back!!

If you've read the previous Good Deed Rain novels, The ROBOTIC AGE, A FIELD of CABBAGES, COSMONAUT, you will be delighted to know that our heroic bucket o' bolts Cronco is back in the brand new adventure HALF a GIRAFFE, published this Thanksgiving. Sponsored by Radio Shack. Order your copy today!

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Adventures of Lunchtime

Was reading Saroyan's The Adventures of Wesley Jackson during lunch. Funny!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Giraffe page

First page of HALF A GIRAFFE, the next new Good Deed Rain book. Will be published Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

finding books

I'm reading Dear Sandy, Hello. A bizarre tale in early 60s America. What got me there was Ron Padgett's beautiful book about friendship with Ted Berrigan titled, Ted. I borrowed a copy through interlibrary loan. Meanwhile, I have searched Everywhere for a copy of Ted to buy. It has vanished from Earth! Even the publisher has no more copies! I'm afraid this could be the future fate of Good Deed Rain books too. Hope not, but if there are GDR books you want to read let me know.

back of giraffe

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Book #50

My 50th book will be published this Thanksgiving. More about this novel soon.