New Fiction! “The Great Escape”

My story “The Great Escape” is featured as a podcast by Second Hand Stories. The story is a fictional account of the very real tradition of holding a seánce for Harry Houdini annually on the anniversary of his death, Halloween. I wrote about the Houdini séance for Dirge Magazine. Elizabeth Carter did the recording for…

Photos from Day 2 of #100DucksDC

I spent about fifteen months making duck sculptures out of packing tape, and then I put them on display in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC.Photos from the first night of #100DucksDC can be found here. Below are photos from the second day of the event. Soon, I’ll post photos of the final day including…

Plea for Beautified Traffic Control Boxes

In wake of creating the robot traffic control box, I’m continuing to obsess about those ugly metallic boxes spread about Washington, DC.  Here is my recent email to Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities along with his response: Dear Mr. Thomas, Recently, I gained some local notoriety for turning a traffic control box into a…

The Sea Blob on the JellyVision Show

Here I am as a guest on the JellyVision Show, a podcast about the local arts scene run by a couple zaney improv actors.  Each episode features a real guest as well as a fictional guest.  In this episode, Russell the sea blob confronts me about my exploitation of his likeness. Your browser does not…

Phillip K. Dick Slept Here

Recently, I read Phillip K. Dick’s novel Now Wait for Last Year. It included a description of Washington, DC vivid enough to make me to wonder if the famous sci-fi author had ever lived here. It turns out Dick did live in DC from 1936 to 1938, in a house in the Petworth neighborhood, just three miles from…