The Alarm Trumpets of the Void

I haven't been blogging lately because . . . In lieu of a commanding explanation, I will simply record tomorrow's workout, the focus of which is shoulders and legs:

Treadmill (Warm-Up): 5 minutes

Chin-Up: 3xfailure

Pulldown (Wide Grip): 5x5-10
superset with
Pulldown (Close Grip): 5x5-10
superset with
Straight Arm Pressdown: 5x5-10

Cable Row: 1x12 1x10 1x8 1x6 1xdropsets

Dumbbell Shrug: 5x8-10

Hack Squat: 1x12 1x10 1x8 1x6 1xdropsets
superset with
Machine Leg Extension: 1x12 1x10 1x8 1x6 1xdropsets

Barbell Romanian Deadlift: 5x8-10

Sitting Calf Raise: 5x10-15

Elliptical (Interval at R14): 25 minutes


Bill Ectric recently interviewed me. Read it here. Bill and I both appear in LINT: The Movie, a documentary of pulp science fiction author Jeff Lint.

Beneath a Pink Sun

A year or two ago, I recorded a reading of a few stories from They Had Goat Heads and sent them to Kenji Siratori, a Japanese author and artist. He produced this creepy, Pynchon-like audio remix:


My daughter Maddie (4) has penned her latest story:


There was some fireworks and they got over Daddy. Mommy and me and Renee watched Daddy dance.

Haunted Spaces

Congrats to my wife, Dr. Christine Wilson, a fellow English professor at Wright State University-Lake Campus, for the publication of her article, "Haunted Habitability: Wilderness and American Haunted House Narratives," in Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture (Continuum 2010). The anthology received PCA/ACA's 2011 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection.

Christine was recently blogged about by Tristam Riley-Smith, author of The Cracked Bell: America & the Afflictions of Liberty, vis-a-vis her article. Read the blog here.

Cracked Banner

I came across this curious banner at in an article on Bizarro literature. I don't know where this picture of me came from.