Monday, April 30, 2012

For those who dream...

May brings a new Recovering the Self article a day early... which isn't exactly May but why split hairs?

This month, I get back to basics. What are dreams and why are they important? Please give it a read and share in your various social media tubes if you are thusly inclinated...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Occupy This Book...

I am proud to say that on the very same day the Occupy Movement is calling for a general strike, my philosophical memoir Climbing Maya is also being released. Climbing Maya shares and endorses many of the core values of the Occupy Movement, from a move away from materialism to a search for deeper meaning that what is in your wallet.

Check out Climbing Maya when it hits the digital bookshelves on May 1st!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Leave it to Word not to know the word “linguisa”.

Today, I thought I’d write about a recent and awfully long overdue discovery: Linguisa. (There are many ways to spell it, and Word doesn’t recognize any of them.) If you know me, you know I love to cook (and eat), which is why I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never cooked with linguisa before.

Oh, I’ve heard about it. Back in high school, Sean Roberson used to talk about how his parents would cook with it. They weren’t rich or anything but my family was so poor we never went in for… you know… good food. I don’t think we ever saw pork, for that matter.

That sounds pretty damned good!

I’m sure I’ve had linguisa at a restaurant but this weekend I decided to give cooking with it a try. How did that happen? Well, Costco had a display of scallops and linguisa and I thought about an amazing jambalaya I could put together… until I saw that the scallops were around $25. So, I stuck with the linguisa.

There’s not much else to say. I put together a rather rustic pasta sauce: tomatoes, linguisa, olives, mushrooms, oregano, garlic, wine, chicken stock, crushed red peppers, and maybe a couple of other things. I let that simmer and reduce and work its magic for a couple of hours and I was done. I decided to serve it over linguini so I’d have a nice, fat pasta to hold all the greasy, lovely goodness.

And it was good.

It was damned good.

I’ll tell you right now. I’m never going back to ground beef. Screw that! I am linguisa’s bitch from now on! (Not to mention now that we have mad cow in the states, I think I’ll stay away from ground beef…)

That is all. Go buy some linguisa and make yourselves some goodness.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sweet Sweat…

As some of you may know, today is Vicky’s birthday.

Without going into too much detail about what she got or where she went, I do have one story to share. It involved my atrocious handwriting and her birthday card, two things that I assure you do not go together well at all.

Having signed her card and put it in the envelope, I wrote on the envelope: To My Sweety Birthday Girl. But my handwriting is so bad, as is my eyesight (that’s right, I’m turning into a mole man in my advanced old age), that I was afraid you could read that as: To My Sweaty Birthday Girl.

Ignoring the horrible grammar for a minute – seriously, I looked at it and asked, “What the hell does that mean?” – I realized this could turn out very bad. And recognizing the grammar for a minute, “Sweaty Birthday Girl” makes more sense grammatically. Was Vicky going to think I called her “Sweaty”???

So, let’s clear this up right now.

It’s “Sweety”. She’s my “Sweety”.

And I have horrible handwriting. I’m aware of this.

Bozeman News meets Climbing Maya...

Bozeman News has a feature on Climbing Maya, along with the new trailer!

Check it out!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Climbing Maya - the Postcards!

As part of the promotion for Climbing Maya, I've ordered a few postcards to help get the word out. I can't share with you the postcard over a blog but...
... oh wait....
Yes, I can!

I'm trying to get the word out as much as possible so if you could share these with - oh - everyone you know, I would be very appreciative.

Sunday, April 01, 2012