Once upon a time, I was an optimist, and believed optimistic things. But perhaps I was dreaming.

Don’t get me started on apocalypses. As an environmental scientist, I do tend to get a bit negative about such things. Call me a worrywart, but the complete destruction of the world can not be good for the environment.

That still leaves a lot of stuff or me to write about however, some of which you’ll find herein, and much of which is decidedly more humorous than a scientist on Valium.

First there’s my forthcoming book, Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please (and other humorous essays from an optimist in dreamland.) You’ll find a book description and a couple of sample essays under the heading Forthcoming Book, along with some early reviews.

Next there’s a bunch of short stories I’ve written, most of which have been published in literary journals with names like Drunk MonkeysDefenestration, and Literary Orphans. You can find these under the heading Short Stuff.

Finally there’s the beginning of my nearly finished novel, The Carousel of Beliefs, a satire about Certainty. I wish I was as certain about finishing it as I was about starting it. The best I can say is that I believe I’ll finish it sometime before the apocalypse, though I could still be dreaming.

Anyway, I’d love to know what you think about any of this. I always wanted to be a writer. I hope I make the cut.