Narble Furt lives in a small wad of beach flotsam between the ears of Jim Stewart, who also writes under the name J.R. Stewart (see www.jamesrichardstewart.com). Although born in Chicago in the middle of the previous century, Jim has always been very close to one coast or the other. Portland, Oregon, where he lives and works now, is as far from the beach as he’s lived in a long, long while. He is still considering if the trade-offs are worth it.
Please don’t try to find any hidden meanings in the Narbles. You would just be disappointed.