So I'm trying out this blog thing just to see what all the fuss is about. Its still early days, and I haven't figured out how the hell to DO anything here yet, so it'll be a learning experience!
Anyway, my intent is to share bits of random nonsense with any readers I may happen to attract or fool into coming over here! I'll talk about my writing, what I'm working on both as a writer and editor, things that inspire me or piss me off, punk and new wave music of the 80's, some chef stuff (I'm a trained Executive Chef by profession), various authors whom I admire and love (or hate and loathe -- depending on my mood), and just general inane thoughts.
I guess appropriately enough is the explanation for my blog's name: I own a big old Colonial house in Lockport, New York that I've taken great effort (not to mention time and money) to try to bring back to its former glory. I love my home and its an extension of me. The land was parceled off by The Holland Land Company in 1822 and the house built in 1874. Its a beautiful beast with grand bones. I call it The House of Secrets -- a name that just came to me when I first moved in because I felt there was more to the place than meets the eye. In a future blog I'll go into some of the more interesting details of the place, like the Satanic altar that used to be in the basement, or the time I found all my shoes tied (but I live alone with two cats!).
But this, then is just the beginning. Until next time,