The blog you’ve been waiting for

Somehow my journaling about the pandemic has turned into a blog, "Wake and Blake."

Coronavirus Lockdown Journal

  When I started this series, San Francisco and five surrounding counties were the only area in the Untied States under a "shelter-in-place" order. Now, lots of us are. Read them all here.  

“A great read…refreshingly accurate on the sailing stuff.” –Latitude 38

Winter Sailor (2018, 250 pages) Buy now in print or ebook. Before writing Winter Sailor, I spent a few years getting into the world of sailing, ASA certification, racing on the bay, buying a small sailing dinghy and cruising it overnight, reading blogs, and watching countless ...

The open source handbook for becoming a billionaire

A Stable of Unicorns: 25 Billion-Dollar Startup Ideas from Bay Area Futurist Blake Wiers (2019, 62 pages) Buy here in print or ebook. In Silicon Valley, a “unicorn” is a new company worth a billion dollars. In A Stable of Unicorns, you get twenty-five disruptive, dynamic new ...

What if we have it totally wrong about phones?

#SingularityNow: How Smartphone Addiction Is Saving The World (2017) Buy here in print or ebook. Smartphone addiction is usually seen as a bad thing. #SingularityNow explores a different spin on phones, and their bad rap. Looking through the long lens of evolution and the fossil record, this 64 page ...

Poetry can save your mind

To Be Determined: Collected Poems 2018 (2018, 60 pages) Buy here in print or ebook. “To Be Determined” is a placeholder meaning the results are still unknown. “To Be Determined” also means setting your mind on a goal and going for it. These poems from 2018 ...

Meet Thee Glums, goth rockers with a golf course view

THEE GLUMS GET RICH (2018, 125 pages) Buy here in print or ebook. Thee Glums love horror, but their new contract is a real nightmare. When teen goth rockers ...

Was the gas in their cars better at fighting crime than the officers inside?

PLUMB CRAZY: The Secret History of Cops, Cars and Crime in America (2018, 60 pages) Read now in print or ebook. For most of the twentieth century, leaded gas was sold in the USA. Lead is hazardous to your mental and ...

Life on Mars is pretty good — except for the no pets policy

Miley McMeteor and the Lost Dog On Mars [2018, 230 pages] Buy here in print or ebook. Like most Martians  in the year 2184, Miley McMeteor has a way around the system. She keeps her dog Disco hidden. But when she loses him on spring break, she learns ...

Makes a perfect gift for the relative you unfriended

Facing The Unknown: Collected Poems 2017 (2017, 50 pages) Buy now in print or ebook. When you can sum up a year by saying, “Well at least a nuclear war didn’t happen,” you know it was a rough one. ...

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