A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

It’s that (spooky) time of the year again!

It’s that time of the year again! With Halloween around the corner, I have to ask…Have you picked up my Halloween Soundscape yet? It’s available all year ’round, but this is really the season for it! (Oddly enough I often have a spike in sales in January, too. Perhaps evocative music for bleak winter days?) […]

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Halloween Goodies

Ghost stories and eerie music, they really go together, don’t they? I have both! All this month I’m posting my ghost stories on Wattpad and if you want a bit of ambient music to go with it, check out my Halloween Soundscape album on iTunes, Amazon, or other digital music stores. This music is good for setting […]

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Autumn is a Season: Fall is a Verb

It can’t be the weather because we’re not (yet) having fall weather, but autumn is upon us and I am “Fall-ing” in all the usual ways…and also some unusual ways. I’ve got news, news, news! Writing news, blogging news, social network news, music news, and spacey news.Β (You knew I was spacey, right?) Writing: My usual […]

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Writing Prompt #2

I said I was going to do writing prompts, then promptly forgot about it. πŸ˜† So here is a new writing prompt which I came up with and did a couple of weeks ago. Surprisingly (or maybe not) this one ended up — like the last one — being rolled into another story I was […]

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Taking a Byte out of Creativity

This morning I read Slaves of the Internet Unite! It’s not the first essay of this sort I’ve read and I have no hope that it will be the last. In fact, I’m about to write a post very much like it…Because that op-ed piece is so (bafflingly) true. Writers and artists need more respect…and […]

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Scary Stuff for Halloween

Halloween is almost here! This is just a quick note to let you know about some cool stuff you can get for Halloween. First up: Neil Gaiman reading a new spooky story which you can download free from Audible (membership not required). “Click-Clack The Rattlebag”. For every download, Audible donates a dollar to an education […]

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The Beach At Dawn

I finally finished the video edit! It took longer than I anticipated because I kept zoning out while watching and editing the beach footage. πŸ˜† “The Beach At Dawn” is from my Sand In My Shoes EP. A nice little bit of summer fun in the sun. I shot the footage in Galveston on a […]

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First Day of Spring! Get Rain!

Today is the first day of spring! πŸ˜€ It started out stormy so I was writing fast this morning trying to beat the storm when I had to eventually unplug. We’ve had a lot of rain this spring already (unlike last year’s drought which started early), so I’ve been making new field recordings for the […]

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You’re Just Imagining Me

You may or may not see me online this month. I’m not really here. You’re just imagining me. At this point in the month of December I’m mostly shopping, decking the halls, baking, and partying. I learned a long time ago that I don’t get much writing done in the long slide into the holidays. […]

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Halloween Soundscape — and new video!

Halloween is just around the corner and I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you of my Halloween Soundscape album. (My artist name: Gymshoes.) It’s dark ambient music, suitable background for setting a spooky atmosphere for trick or treaters, a Halloween story reading, or a party (if you want something eerie). It’s a very soundtrack-y […]

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