The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Tunes

“I’m always in touch with my demons; you never know when their assistance is needed.” Efrat Cybulkiewicz 

The devil seems to have shown up in my life. Following me around. I have no idea why. Did I call him…

How to be a Hero

(The Knight at the Crossroads, Viktor Vasnetsov. The inscription in the stone says “If you go left, you will lose your horse. If you go right, you will lose your head”)

It's been a challenging month, culminating in developing…

Happy Birthday Janis Joplin!

A day late, due to my scanner striking, but almost in time for her birthday, here's a sketch of Janis Joplin I drew when I was about 16.

I thought I'd pair it up with a short poem I probably…

Closing Time for Annika Brown and the Deep




Disbanding is hard. It's as difficult as ending any other relationship. There is pain and grief. There are new possibilities.

After 5 years Annika Brown and the Deep have done just that. We've had so much fun playing together, the…

The Ghost of Annika Past



I've been too busy to write, as I've only just come back from Germany where I was visiting my family.


It always feels like revisiting my past, which is a pretty strange feeling.

Who was this girl I used to…

A Vindication of Typewriters

I love typewriters. 

I got my first typewriter when I was about 14 or 15, and since then I have been writing miles and miles of pages, and grown very fond of the steady clippety cloppety sound of the…