I have just compiled a book-length collection of my stories, humor, and nonfiction. It’s called NOT WHAT YOU THINK. I’d appreciate feedback from anyone who’d like to read it, concerning what works; what doesn’t work; or how the order of pieces could be improved. I’ll send it as a document attached to an […]

A cast of two. Five minutes to define the relationship between a father and a son.

I dropped the tax papers off for the accountant. I saw the doctor. “Nothing to worry about,” he said. I bought shoes, went home for lunch, and napped. Then made appointments, sent a sample of my voice, spoke to someone about casting. I tried to read a book about poetry, but it was boring. It’s […]

          There’s a new theory that wolves domesticated humans, not the other way around. I can believe that. I was raised by dogs, who taught me kindness and affection when my human family’s cruelty and indifference were too strong. I look for dogs’ kindness in the eyes of the humans I […]

Originally posted on GARDNER SPEAKS:
This short film, based on one of the 20th century’s most famous stories – by Raymond Carver – was directed by Charles Kopelson and filmed by Jonathan Miller. The cast of two is Devin Doyle and me: https://vimeo.com/258140027/86fd50c4b2

This short film, based on one of the 20th century’s most famous stories – by Raymond Carver – was directed by Charles Kopelson and filmed by Jonathan Miller. The cast of two is Devin Doyle and me:

If you’ve had a queasy feeling that American civilization is coming to an end, perhaps you can take comfort in realizing that this is the result of a carefully contrived plan. How can it be the end of our civilization, you might ask, if tourists want to come here? Well, that was also true of […]