“Milestones” is a collection of vignettes – times and places missed or desired that never were – people who’ve walked through time with me, or those I wish had. Most of the pieces started when a character appeared from nowhere, looking over my shoulder as I pounded-away on another story. Arriving fully developed, they either didn’t fit what I was working on at the time, or when we chatted, it became obvious they needed their own stage, a different plot, more room to grow. These usually shorter pieces tend to melancholy, but not always. Their tone is generally softer. Unintentionally, most have underlying ‘morals’ which surprised even me as I recorded what characters said or the events they described.