We'll see how long my 2020 recognition of lite blogging and a resolve to write more comes to pass. Many of the folks who follow my writing probably came from Travis Perry, Speculative Faith and the co-authored series The Speculative Fiction Writers Guide to War (the longest series in the site's history, and we do … Continue reading War…And Things Like It
Peace on Earth, and goodwill towards men on whom God has favor. My Game of Thrones nucrackers, courtesy of one of my favorite aunts!!
Auntie Leigh's Commentary on Wheel of Time Casting Unlike the rest of the developed world's nerds, I came to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series late in life. I saw the covers in my local Walden Books and Caldor, but never picked them up until well into adulthood back in 2011. But when I did … Continue reading Oh the Controversy
For the U.S. Naval Academy, it's first day of classes and my last fall semester teaching (I depart next summer). Thought I'd share one of my favorite quotes, found on my student survey: “Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition … Continue reading Start of the School Year
I'm a fan of B movies. Just because Rotten Tomatoes doesn't feel great about something doesn't mean I won't try it. I especially like period pieces like Macbeth. Pilgrimage showed up in my Netflix suggestions and I gave it a try. Very well done! I can accept why it wouldn't do well in theaters and … Continue reading Pilgrimage
A little late on my weekend post. Shoo.... Now that we have snow covering the driveway, I've got a smile on, a mug of hot chocolate, and time to process some thoughts. I had the idea to give a 2018 books-I-read post that would evolve into reviews of the series I consumed last year. I … Continue reading Lukewarm
I've always considered Princess Penelope to be a working title, but I liked the title "Two Crowns" when doing my brainstorming over the summer. I just finished compiling a bunch of my research material into Scrivener, my preferred writing software. For me, that's a great thing. It means forward momentum! I took a few minutes … Continue reading Two Crowns: Book 1 of The Tale of Princess Penelope
Just a quick note to the world that I'm alive and kicking (maybe not kicking, but definitely getting ready to kick myself for living on a hill as the snow comes...) Brigette and I at the beach in Cape May, NJ I've got grand intentions for a newsletter update, but the short version is: 2018 … Continue reading Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019
https://themillions.com/2017/03/a-brief-review-of-walls-in-literature.html And: https://www.grmatthews.com/post/2017/01/07/walls-in-fantasy Thank you. This concept has been unsettling to me, and I needed some outside thoughts to clarify my opinion and thinking. And naturally, as a writer, I want to write about a BAW (big @$$ wall) in every one of my stories. Maybe it's a virus that needs inoculation?