• A partially sliced loaf of fresh bread

    Rise of the Starter Culture

    December 3, 2020 by

    Last July I recklessly attempted sourdough bread from scratch. We had a commitment ceremony where I promised to feed and protect my newly born starter, buy suitable glass jars and crockery jugs for the rising tyrant, for better or for worse, et cetera. Well, not for worse, because if it goes bad you kill it… Read more

  • Bob on the Anna M.


    November 14, 2020 by

    In the 1990s, I started writing a bunch of short stories based on liminal moments in my life growing up gay in the 1960s and 1970. Over the next twenty-five plus years, they became the a fictionalized memoir of Steven Sterling, a character very much like me growing up very much like I had grown… Read more

  • My Queer Words Podcast Interview

    November 14, 2020 by

    I couldn’t believe it when Wayne Goodman, the founder of Queer Words Podcast, wanted to interview me for an episode. I had just been selected to be a part of the 2020 Pride Bundle of books, edited by Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press, that would be available in June (LGBTQ Pride Month if… Read more

  • San Diego Lightfoot Bob


    November 14, 2020 by

    You’ve heard the phrase “East of Maui?” It used to loosely reference coolness, surfing off the beaten path, something that implied laid back fun, a little irreverent and definitely wild. Last century, a few folks got together a started a surf shop with that name. This century, I found “East of the Web” and was… Read more

  • My Confluence Schedule for the weekend of Oct 2 – 4, 2020

    September 29, 2020 by

    I’m attending C’Monfluence this weekend, a FREE Virtual Conference. Come join us! Link to guest list: https://confluence-sff.org/cmonfluence-2020/cmonfluence-guests/Link to registration:  https://confluence-sff.org/cmonfluence-registration-2/ My Schedule: Three panels, a reading, and a coffee klatsch where you can come and talk to me in a group setting   Friday 10/02/2020      6:00 – 6:50      Track 2 – panel            LGBTQ Protagonists in SF/F … Read more

  • Sourdough Starter Starting

    July 31, 2020 by

    I have lost my will. I have given in. Curiosity has bitten this cat and it may be fatal. I have risen to the siren call of sourdoughing that has taken so many over the past several months. Forgive me. Expect to find me buried me in homemade bread very soon. Okay, that isn’t such… Read more

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