Hello! A Wyoming child, I love words and the natural world. In mid career as an astrophysicist, I study galaxy evolution and I know a fair bit about spectroscopy. This blog is an outlet for me to explore a broader range of topics than the merely technical. I discuss science, writing, music, critical thinking, and I slip in updates on Ace Carroway, adventurer extraordinaire.


There are book-related sites at which you can “follow” me, if you’d like.

Occasional “sales” and “deals” might pop up now and then at these places.


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Comment “Sign me up,” if you’d like to be on my email buddy list. I give away books to people on that list, but I only send an email at new release time. That works out to twice a year or so.



Video interview with Advanced Literate

Video interview with UniWeb Productions

Archived Blog Talk radio interviews. Interview 1 with Ron Yates, Interview 2 with Amie O’Brien.