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“My name is Tree, but call me George”

“My name is Tree, but call me George”

If You’re Raised by a Nonconformist to be a Nonconformist and It Works, Does That Make You a Conformist? Because, you see, you’re doing what you were brought up to do, what is expected. First responses to this question ranged from confusion (“Yes,...
THIS kind of book!

THIS kind of book!

BOOKS! My very favorites have certain commonalities. They can be simple or complex; classed as Adult, YA or Children’s; as Literature, Fiction, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Nonfiction or Fantasy. But most share these things: First, a game, a maze, a challenge: a schematic...
Apricots in the Morning

Apricots in the Morning

If you didn’t grow up speaking Arabic (or possibly Persian or Turkish), you’re probably not familiar with the phrase, “There’ll be apricots in the morning.” While this might sound delightful, especially if you like apricots, it’s...
Apricots in the Morning

Is The Book of Squidly Light *ever* coming out??

Dear Tabby, that famous feline advice columnist (“Advice for Cats from Cats”) just had a little discussion with the Halycon Sage Editing Team. Dear Tabby: I’m starting to get annoyed! When is The Book of Lighted Squid coming out? I have been waiting...
I Met Halycon Sage

I Met Halycon Sage

It was in Reno a summer or two ago, next to the frozen food wall at one end of a supermarket on a golden afternoon. Best-friend-from-college Jeneane and I were picking up a few items. There he was: Halycon Sage, the hero of my metafictional novels, hub and center of...