Hello. (Is this thing on?)

If you’re surprised to find a website dedicated to my past and present writing, you aren’t alone. But with new material coming into print and previously written stuff getting a second lease on life, nailing up a shingle on a little corner of cyberspace seemed to be a logical step.

So feel free to poke around a bit and find out what new work is coming up. Or hop a freight down the tracks that intersect Memory Lane. As this site grows, you’ll find links to interesting people and places, reflections on some of the older work, and even the occasional blog entry.

In case F. Scott Fitzgerald was right when he wrote “There are no second acts in American lives,” let’s just call this website Act One, Scene Two. Stick around for the rest of the show, and I’ll do my best to see that the stagehands get the scenery shifted a lot faster the next time the curtain drops.

- JV



Kings Cover Norton

Kings in Disguise

Crow Cover Dark Horse

The Crow: Flesh and Blood


August 12th, 2016

When I sat down to write this entry, the idea was to describe why I’d been away from this space for the last 12 months. It was with a double-take that I realized it had actually and precisely been two full years, and here’s why it took me so long to get back online:   In late 2014, my wife Jo was hospitalized after having suffered a pair of strokes. To say it caught us off guard is an...


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