Creating a blog and a mailing list of those who’ve expressed an interest in my work gives me a chance to begin communicating some of my thoughts and writings to people I consider friends. These blog entries will be from both present writing and from the recent past, when I have been writing mostly short essays, stories and poetry.
Just as my nine books offer no consistency of style or subject, so too my blog entries will vary greatly in tone, subject, and style. There will be political satire, playful zen thoughts, poetry, short stories, parables, deep philosophical musings (let’s hope these are kept to a minimum), and some brief autobiographical sketches. Just as with the weather in some places, if you don’t like what you’re experiencing now with the blog, just wait a while–a different wind will be blowing quite soon.
DICELADY by Luke Rhinehart I had retired from my experimental randomness of the seventies and was living a life of ease, tranquility and boredom when a young Englishman, enthused as only youth can be, came to me with a proposal. He had read my book of … Continue reading
One trouble with wives is that they have ideas of their own. My wife Ann has insisted for fifty years on having ideas of her own. So inconvenient. One idea she pushed for the last fifteen years is that I write an autobiography. Fortunately, I have ideas of my … Continue reading
One of the basic proverbs of THE DICE MAN, one that offends many people, is “This Truth above all: fake it.” Yet, used appropriately, pretending, faking it, lying, dishonesty: all of these have value. I was reminded of this when my friends Kathy Zant and Mark Ryan introduced me … Continue reading
THE DICE MAN is a novel that in most all possible universes would never have been finished and never published. But Chance, ever busy, created a series of accidents in 1969-70 in Deia, Mallorca, that allowed a 222 page manuscript written over four years by an un-ambitious, unpublished 37-year-old … Continue reading