section replaces the Bits & Pieces portion of my old site.
It will contain swatches of my writing, some old, some new, some
published, some not.
To start, here is a magazine piece written in 2003 and two book
chapters, both written in the 1990s. I will be posting other samples
of my published work in the coming months.
My plan, however, is to devote most of this space to new, unpublished
work. I have several interesting things in the hopper almost ready
to go so check back when you can. At the moment my idea is to
post at least some of them under a Creative Commons license.
Remembering Isaac Asimov
in 2000, this piece was on my old site. I've had several
requests to repost it so here it is. It has never been
published in print.
Pulitzers in the
piece was published in the Autumn 2003 issue of Florida
Horizons magazine. The assignment was based on the
curious fact that Florida claims more Pulitzer Prize winners
than any other place on the planet.
The Deal with Dogs
later version of this piece became Chapter One of Big
Dogs, Little Dogs (GT Publishing, 1998), the companion
volume to an A&E tv special on the history and science
of the bond between humans and dogs.
Illuminating the Universe
was the physics chapter of The Nobel Century (Chapmans,
1991), a book celebrating the 100th anniversary of the