In the years of my early adolescence, the early-to-mid 70's, I wasn't nearly sophisticated enough to know many of the categories and sub-categories of popular music. I didn't know from prog-rock or art-rock or glam-rock or jazz fusion. I did know what I liked and what I didn't like, though I'd be hard pressed to … Continue reading My Life With Steely Dan
So I just set up my Patreon account. I've been hearing about Patreon for a long time, mostly from podcasters I follow, but some writers I respect as well. Whenever I considered joining myself, I would look at those creators and come down with a virulent case of imposter syndrome. But the thought kept dogging … Continue reading Now I’m On Patreon!
So I'm guest posting like mad these days. Most recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a month-long celebration of cinematic-badness, hosted by local fantasy writer Jennifer Allis Provost. Read my meditation on The Omega Man, then check out the rest of her blog! Buy it now on Amazon!
My writer friend Remy Flagg digs comics. So do I. Remy's publishing a trilogy of kick-ass superhero novels called The Children of Nostradamus. To help him commemorate the release of the second installment, Night Shadows, I have contributed a guest blog entry on Remy's site about some of my favorite extended comic book arcs. Check out … Continue reading Guess Who’s Guest Blogging!
It's been the better part of two months since I hit the button to make this blog go live. Actually, I set this page up about a year ago, after hearing over and over again that a writer absolutely has to have a blog these days. And since I'd started picking up some freelance work, I wanted … Continue reading Getting Meta With Memoir
Yesterday I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of what I understand will be a series of standalone spinoffs from the Main Saga. And the first thing I have to say is this: After I saw The Force Awakens, I suspected this, though I knew it could just be a fluke. But … Continue reading Rogue One–Thoughts on the Film and the Era of Post-Lucas Star Wars
2016--you're fired. This year has already robbed us of too many icons--Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali. It was also a year that robbed us of a dignified presidency and in which I had my own close brush with mortality. Enough already. But Carrie Fisher? Really? Princess Leia? This one hurts. Now, I'm hardly thin-skinned about celebrity deaths. … Continue reading One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher