Being a middle aged man is some lonely shit. There is nowhere to make friends anymore, and the people you socialize with are usually work colleagues or neighbors, whose relationships with you prohibit the disclosure of revealing, intimate, or even merely controversial information. In a very real sense your existence is defined by your ability … Continue reading Being a Middle Aged Man Is Lonely
I drop my kids off at school, come home, realize I need to run inside and make out with my wife before leaving for work, realize we have trust and love, and that that is an amazing accomplishment considering the universe has no real reason to exist. I ask who she is chatting with, and … Continue reading We Do
Joe Shuster, the co-creator of Superman, was a fetishist whose kinks of choice were bondage and sado-masochism. In a 1961 issue of Superman, one town's "official" Superman fanclub wrote the comic to let him know that they had noticed what a bother Lois Lane had become to Superman. They reasoned that her pleadings for attention … Continue reading Spank Me, Joe Shuster, Spank me!
Xtina Marie and James H Longmore interview me on PanicRoomRadio! We talk about my inspiration for the book and I read the chapter that started it all: I intended to write Happy Birthday on a friend's facebook wall, but it turned into a narrative about a pansexual country western singer. I don't know where it … Continue reading Check me out on PanicRoomRadio
“Only two pages into Mark Miller’s new novel I came upon this simile: ‘The suit fits like meringue on pie.’ It’s the kind of literary jolt I read fiction for, and this book produces them time and time again. The first-person narration is wry, sometimes smartass and always beguiling, the kind of voice that sticks … Continue reading Check out what novelist Corey Mesler says about The Librarian at the End of the World!
No sooner had they stopped praying for El Paso than they had to start praying for Dayton. Then one man stood up in the back of the room, his voice was shakey when he spoke: "Somehow we need to get out in front of these shootings. We need to pray for a shooting before it … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers
This motel is the kind of place where you could legitimately fear being turned into sausage by the owners if the flesh-eating bacteria in the pool doesn't get you first. Still, the velvet wallpaper is cute. Some of the guests don't seem as trashy as me. What must they think? We were drinking Black Label … Continue reading The Motel Wisconsin