Wednesday, April 26, 2023

bird worry

Illustration by Tai Vugia for The Worrys

Worrys Chapter 12

Worrys Chapter 7

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Worry covers

This is the cover template for THE WORRYS

Worrys Chapter 6

Monday, April 24, 2023

Worrys Chapter 1


Here's the cover for a new novel to be published in June. THE WORRYS is about a family of weasels and the troubles they get into and out of. I bet you weren't expecting that! Beautiful illustrations by Tai Vugia with lettering and cover production by Priya Shalauta. Stay tuned for more about The Worrys!

Friday, April 21, 2023

Harmless piano playing hand

Poor Peter Lorre, everyone’s always manhandling him. And then in The Beast with Five Fingers, he gets handhandled!

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Lon Chaney meets Harold Lloyd

Spotted this Harold Lloyd tribute in 1960 Mexico movie, La Casa del Terror.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

the little vampire

Our son was reluctantly cast as a vampire in a little movie I made many moons ago. Now he's a film studies major. Thank you, Mr. Lugosi for the inspiration!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Constant State of Change

My favorite brick, made by art student on walkway to office. It's been there since I started working.

Thursday, April 6, 2023


During its life, a mouse doesn’t move more than a hundred feet from where it’s born. Actually, I can’t guarantee that’s true. When she told me that at work today, I believed her. It was only later that I wondered how that could be tested. Did they have an airplane hangar, did they make a circle a hundred feet wide and put a baby mouse in the middle? Did the years pass slowly in that pen, fluorescent lights overhead, wandering back and forth, never venturing beyond the imaginary limits? Who knows. It’s easier just to believe.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Springtime is Here

It's spring, It's spring, Springtime is here.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Diary of a Dollar Store Arborist

This winter after a windstorm, I tried to prop one of the backyard tree branches with an old chair that broke. So, I went to the Dollar Store and got some bungee cords to keep the branch off the ground. Then this week, that branch blossomed with cherry flowers.

Saturday, April 1, 2023