Welcome to my author website. I am posting here some of my previously published writing, and also links to more recent and current published essays and short stories. And, if that’s not enough, you can also follow me on Twitter!    

One day I looked around my office and there were stacks of paper copies of essays I had published. Yes, stacks. Besides constituting a fire hazard, it was also beginning to look like the lair of a paper hoarder. Since it seems unlikely that my “papers, notebooks, and ephemera” will be acquired for a vast sum of money any time soon by a prestigious university, like Jonathan Lethem’s recently were, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I am creating, here on my website, my own archive! I will post as many essays as I have published that I can find, and that I still deem worthy of sharing, going as far back as the 1980s, when I published my very first one in The Los Angeles Times. Read on!

 

 

 

Disappointment (A new short, short story)

It’s a bleak rainy night, and the husband is very late getting home.  The wife has been reading a book all day about the ways people have died while visiting Yellowstone Park.  (Stupidity, nature.)  Naturally, she has wondered, since her husband is so late, whether he might have gotten in a horrific accident himself.  So that when he walks in the door, perfectly fine, and she is no longer a widow, she is slightly disappointed.