Wednesday, December 27, 2023


It wasn't easy, but if you ever find yourself lost in a nightmare city dream, I used Harold's crayon to draw the way out. Just look on the walls and fences and weird-looking cars.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Boris Claus

Thanks to Rob for sharing this Frankenstein yuletiding

Hoover Constellation

Finished proofreading the new Martian novel. Will be published in early 2024 and sent by satellite to our neighbors on Mars. The book features the glorious Hooover Constellation.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

meet the author

Alert the Herald! The truth is revealed--all my books have been written by a dog!

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

another dog book

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023


When I had a nightshift job, I used to turn on the TV in the boss's office and watch Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show! Then vacuum my footsteps out.

On TV in Zaire

relaxing hawk

Coleman Hawkins knows how to relax!

enjoying morning walk to work

Tuesday, December 12, 2023


I finished writing the new Martian book. It's a humdinger. Will be published in early 2024, stay tuned. Now I'm watching Presenting Lily Mars movie.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Martian thread

I'm just a chapter or two away from being done writing my Martian novel. And I have a very weird sensation on one finger, as if there's a thin thread wrapped around it, but obviously there isn't (unless its invisible) It's a wee bit annoying. I'm guessing it's Martian related. Maybe it's the thread connecting me to Martian goings on, like a telephone wire about to be snapped. Who knows?

Friday, December 8, 2023

cloud geography

lunchtime walk in the woods

tree spirits

This morning, with barely enough light to see, I got me olde faithful handsaw and cut a pesky branch on the cottonwood that keeps grabbing me when I'm out back with the hound. As I sawed through it, a huge spark flew off the saw lighting up like a meteor! Mysterioso! And it got me reading about Japanese tree spirits, the Kodoma. I sure don’t want to upset them!

follow your friend

Friend Birthday

Today is the official publication date for Follow Your Friend in hardbound or soft cover, available from Amazon giant, or the wee peddler on Warbler Street.

after a few days of rain

caught the sun this morning over the rooftop

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Stonehenge Staplers

Had to order staplers for the office and unwillingly recreated the Stonehenge scene from Spinal Tap. Now I have to find miniature staples!

A Date with the Falcon

We noticed this wee creature in the movie we were watching last night. (I think Laura's getting a new hat for Christmas!)

Monday, December 4, 2023

ever vigilant

The Lincoln

The Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, where they still show movies on film!! A miracle! Just saw 35mm print film noirs "The Maltese Falcon" and "Laura" there.

Friday, December 1, 2023

the rainy season is starting


2023 was another good year for Good Deed Rain. We published 6 books—5 novels and 1 collection of stories. The AIR OVER PARIS. Set in a future Los Angeles, where the owner of three Martian semi-sentient speedbumps makes a daring living placing them on the roads of town. The WORRYS. The adventures of a family of weasels looking for a new home. AMERICAN MANTRA. Time travel to the 1950s and record the sounds of birds and poetry. NEPTUNALIA. Wherever water is flowing in this rainy city, God is everywhere. ONE DROP in the MILKY WAY. Abraham Lincoln and a friendly skeleton on the run! FOLLOW YOUR FRIEND. 34 years of animal stories in one big ark.