Grew up in San Jose and moved to Santa Cruz in December '95. By day I work at an essential oil company in the Sash Mill, and in my other life I write. I also like bicycling, hiking, live music, am single, and greatly enjoy living between the ocean and the redwoods even if it means putting up with its problems.
My Real Name:
Elizabeth Van Buren, Inc.
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Happiness is having a reason to get up in the morning.
– Sunday, April 28 2013 –
Movies, Big Lebowski
I recently watched BILLY BUDD, a 1962 movie based upon Herman Melville's short novel. Directed by Peter Ustinov, who also played Cap...
– Thursday, December 20 2012 –
I know it's not really the end as the Mayan calender says but more like the completion of a cosmic cycle, but just in case it actually is t...
– Sunday, November 04 2012 –
short story, Fiction
This short story began as a writing exercise for a class I took at Cabrillo last semester. The exercise was writing a conver...
– Sunday, September 23 2012 –
Road Dangers, Bicycling
There's a scourge that's plaguing the roadways of Santa Cruz, and it's drivers who open the car door into the bike lane rig...
– Sunday, August 28 2011 –
Literature, Fiction, Announcement
Yes, at long last I completed the seventh draft of my novel. It was a long, hard climb and I'm glad to be finally over the mou...
– Monday, March 07 2011 –
Novel Excerpt, Fiction
This is the third chapter of my novel, Heart's Delight, it begins about four hours after the end of chapter 2, and is the Friday night of Todd'...
– Sunday, June 13 2010 –
Bike for Sale
Selling a cruiser with rack, folding rear baskets, and U-lock, perfect for shopping and cruising around town. Asking $120, a good deal consideri...
– Sunday, April 18 2010 –
I added an alternate ending to a short story I first posted onto this site almost two years ago. The name of the story is The Dealers, its mini-...
– Sunday, November 01 2009 –
Movies, Local Doings, Guerilla DriveIn
Last Friday night (Halloween eve) I attended my second Guerilla Drive-In event. I went with some trepidation because this Guerilla Drive-...
– Saturday, October 24 2009 –
Here is chapter two of my novel, Heart's Delight. This is a shorter chapter than the first, and is more of a bridge into the longer third ch...