Web Comic: “Half Halbert” (Pt. 1 of 13: Background and Cover)

Quite a while back, I tried my hand at writing and illustrating comics. At the time, my efforts yielded a pair of very short works, "McWidgie and Friends" and "To Do." Recently, however, I found myself between projects and was reading Michael Eury's wonderful study of camp-age superheroes, Hero-A-Go-Go, when the (radioactive?) comics bug bit…Read more Web Comic: “Half Halbert” (Pt. 1 of 13: Background and Cover)

Thank You for Holding

Quick note to say that my new album, Thank You for Holding, is now available! I'll have more to say about the individual tracks in the coming days, but for now, here's the basic premise: Sometime in the distant (or maybe not-too-distant) future, someone placed a call to an automated customer-service center mere moments before…Read more Thank You for Holding

Gorshinmania!

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show, I thought I'd share a comedy sketch that I wrote for The Madhouse Theater Company, and which they performed last month at Montgomery County Community College. (Frank Gorshin, in case you're wondering, was an impressionist who appeared on the Ed Sullivan…Read more Gorshinmania!

Make Things Happen: Writing Tips from an Eight-Year-Old

In the latest episode of my podcast, a misunderstanding leads me to interview an award-winning eight-year-old author and her younger sister. Later, their father reveals how his own childhood trauma has informed their creativity. The younger sister then rounds things off by explaining how to make pot holders. The episode ends with a musical remix…Read more Make Things Happen: Writing Tips from an Eight-Year-Old

The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life

This week's episode of my podcast is titled "The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life." In it, I read a piece of fiction from a work in progress and interview longtime educator Monica D'Antonio about teaching and the state of higher education in America. More or less.