2/ J.A. Tyler accepted two chapters from my novel The Immortals Act Their Age for a Mud Luscious Press chapbook, to be released later next year, in September, I think. The two chapters are called "Signals from Electric Ladyland" and "Blackout," and they will appear under the title "Signals / Blackout." J.A. Tyler rocks, and I'm big excited to join the MLP roster.
3/ I had to help my daughter’s mom move the couch I used to fall sleep on when I lived there out because she got a new one. We got it down the steps to the front hall, and it got stuck in the doorway. It just wouldn’t budge. My daughter’s mom suggested we break the frame to wiggle it through, so I used a crowbar to snap the thinner parts of the frame, then she went into the basement and brought an axe up. I looked at it, figured it might be the only way. I started chopping the couch to pieces. I was afraid the iron axe part would fly off the handle and bop me in the head or get lodged there. It was a very old axe. I wish I could’ve been one of the neighbors then, wondering what the loud crazy noises are at 8:30 at night, and looking out the window to see some guy chopping a couch to pieces in a doorway.