Category Archives: Personal

What is going on in my life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Let’s make 2015 the best year yet!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE

AT LAST, I MADE IT TO NOIRCON

Every two years, the intrepid Lou Boxer assembles a wild cast of characters in a little community playhouse in Philadelphia and calls it NoirCon. For several days every other autumn, Philly becomes the epicenter of all things noir. Lou is a major David Goodis enthusiast, and since both he and Goodis are natives of Philadelphia, […]

FADING HOPE FOR THE MUSIC BUSINESS

I saw this quote from Joni Mitchell on Facebook today: “I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate. I thought, that’s interesting, because I believe a total unwillingness to cooperate is what is necessary to be […]

INTRODUCTION TO HARRY WHITTINGTON

Back a few months ago, I agreed to write an introduction for a re-release of Harry Whittington’s tense noir novel, You’ll Die Next!, published by 280 Steps. I wrote a review of it back in 2010, and the folks at 280 Steps spotted it and were kind enough to ask me to do the introduction. The book […]

WHISKEY. AND LEAVE THE BOTTLE.

I just calculated my average ranking in the Amazon Kindle store, and it comes to 535,424. This is the average of the ten paid titles I currently have on Amazon (there are two more, but they’re free for the moment, so they weren’t figured in). Now, for those of you who know about this stuff, […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Here’s wishing all of you a great 2014. I have a lot to look forward to, and I’m counting on this year to be big.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a merry Christmas from all of us down here at the end of the road. And let’s all have a great 2014!

THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF

The other day, I read where somebody paid $4 million for the original Maltese Falcon used in the classic John Huston film. They actually had around three or four, I think, for the film, but only one saw any screen time, and that’s supposedly the one that went for the big bucks. You really have […]

LUCK? NO.

As a former professional poker player, I know about luck. It visits everyone in approximately equal doses, but not in equal doses in every hand. In poker, your luck will be pretty much the same as everyone else’s in the long run, but you will have extended periods where luck is absent. These are the times […]