1. Floating Hell (Anchorage Press)

You thought you could take a cruise ironically. You were wrong.

Make no mistake, 20 times per day, something or someone will goo in your palm.

Make no mistake, 20 times per day, something or someone will goo in your palm.

Sentence of the month honors(!): "We scream like little girls and flee, each in a separate direction. The only thing uniting our paths is the fact they're all away from the snake." (technically two sentences but still...)

Sentence of the month honors(!): "We scream like little girls and flee, each in a separate direction. The only thing uniting our paths is the fact they're all away from the snake." (technically two sentences but still...)

3. TERENCE MCKENNA R.i.p. (Anchorage Press)

I miss Terence. I really, really do...

"Well,  Dan , your suggestion of sky-diving as a safe alternative to mushrooms is a matter I'll leave between you and your insurance agent."

"Well, Dan, your suggestion of sky-diving as a safe alternative to mushrooms is a matter I'll leave between you and your insurance agent."

4. The Indefensible Holiday: Welcome to the Maldives

It is impossible to justify a fourth trip to the Maldives but here, with the help of America's next top model, I attempt to do just that.

"I 98% taste-test guarantee  shark's fin soup  as being indistinguishable from something I can knock-up in my own kitchen using a sweaty mackerel, a teaspoon of gelatin and a drop of my own urine, try me."

"I 98% taste-test guarantee shark's fin soup as being indistinguishable from something I can knock-up in my own kitchen using a sweaty mackerel, a teaspoon of gelatin and a drop of my own urine, try me."

5. you don't believe in the afterlife?

Eulogy for Greg Junell (left) in which formerly agnostic ace reporter David Holthouse (3rd from left) meets the deceased at an interdimensional "tube stop", becomes a card-carrying reincarnationist, and brings me back a message. Gooseflesh guaranteed.

"Another download stream was the aliens soothing my brow and telling me that being raped when I was seven was the central challenge of my lifetime and that I had overcome it.   I wrote about it  , now I speak about it publicly to huge audiences. I fucking won this round."  -  David Holthouse

"Another download stream was the aliens soothing my brow and telling me that being raped when I was seven was the central challenge of my lifetime and that I had overcome it. I wrote about it, now I speak about it publicly to huge audiences. I fucking won this round."

- David Holthouse

6. The Techno Pagan Octopus Messiah

20th Anniversary edition now available on Amazon!

It's been a long strange ride.

It's been a long strange ride.

7. The work in progress

Meet E, a budding marine biologist who, on the cusp of receiving his degree, has a spectacular near-death experience while releasing his pet octopus back into the wild. The journey will cost him his unborn children. The way back will tear him away from the sciences, alienate him from his family, his girlfriend, society, the law — and possibly ruin his life. Kicked out into the world he’s faced with a choice: either follow the path he’s been walking since childhood or keep a sworn oath to share what he’s seen in the only thing big enough to hold it, a novel.  Set in secretive, native, analogue California — from Emerald Bay to the Emerald Triangle by way of Jack Nicholson's alleged grow-house and the Thai/Burmese DMZ —  Californian  describes one man’s attempt to follow a calling instead of a career. To shine his light into the darkness of humankind before it goes digital. Before it’s too late.  Choose your friends wisely. Take chances. Safety third.  The age of the octopus is here.  Currently seeking representation and/or publication. No schmucks.

Meet E, a budding marine biologist who, on the cusp of receiving his degree, has a spectacular near-death experience while releasing his pet octopus back into the wild. The journey will cost him his unborn children. The way back will tear him away from the sciences, alienate him from his family, his girlfriend, society, the law — and possibly ruin his life. Kicked out into the world he’s faced with a choice: either follow the path he’s been walking since childhood or keep a sworn oath to share what he’s seen in the only thing big enough to hold it, a novel.

Set in secretive, native, analogue California — from Emerald Bay to the Emerald Triangle by way of Jack Nicholson's alleged grow-house and the Thai/Burmese DMZ — Californian describes one man’s attempt to follow a calling instead of a career. To shine his light into the darkness of humankind before it goes digital. Before it’s too late.

Choose your friends wisely. Take chances. Safety third.

The age of the octopus is here.

Currently seeking representation and/or publication. No schmucks.