We had a little family challenge this week which distracted me a bit, but I haven't forgotten to post! I once had a dream of "Movie Mondays" where I'd get to break down some of my favorite films that influence my writing. Well, maybe that'll come a little later. This week I thought I'd share … Continue reading Movie Monday: Tenet
War…And Things Like It
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
Merry Christmas to all!
Peace on Earth, and goodwill towards men on whom God has favor. My Game of Thrones nucrackers, courtesy of one of my favorite aunts!!
If you follow the news, my place of work got some undesired attention the past couple of weeks after someone reported evidence of a noose in a closed construction site. Varying pictures came out, some that, to a sailor and person who uses rope often, look like bowlines used for hoisting stuff, which is a … Continue reading Rope
Oh the Controversy
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
Start of the School Year
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
Two Crowns: Book 1 of The Tale of Princess Penelope
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