One of the better creative blogs that I follow is by sethsnap. Yesterday, he posted the following… Your story- Deserted – by sethsnap “I took the following photo on a country road near my house. It was late at night. I’m not sure how I feel about the photo. Tell me what I should feel.” “Your … More Deserted Challenge
It’s been almost nine months since my last update. “Time if fun when you’re having flies.” – Kermit There have been a lot of changes after I retired from gubmin service, last year. Number One: I’ve survived remodeling hell and am now comfortably ensconced in the old family homestead. Number Two: I’ve cut all ties … More Time for Change
This is it! The last day I’ll be able to work with my desktop for the next month or so. I’m retiring and moving from the DC area to south Florida. That will mean more time to write, edit, take photos, and relax. I’ll still be available via email, but I hate touch-screen typing on … More Moving Day!
The rush, stress, and practicalities of modern life have cost us more than we know. Many of the polite acts of chivalry have been abandoned. I know that a strong, modern woman is fully capable of opening their own restaurant door, but I feel it is my duty as a gentleman to graciously hold it … More Kissing the Hand
After looking at a handful of trailers, I’m looking forward to some new TV shows, later this year. Sleepy Hollow This is a new way of looking at the classic Washington Irving tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. It’s about an 18th Century soldier Crane who somehow winds up in the 21st Century … More Upcoming TeeVee Shows
Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed a lot of new fantasy authors. It occurred to me that a list of the best might be appreciated by those who are just starting to read the genre. Among the following you will find two male, three female, and one husband and wife team. I can highly … More Fifty Six Fantasy Novels
Author: John Picha Edited by: Matthew Davies and Suellen Picha Rating: Five out of five stars Chip is an idealistic young man who tends to get lost in daydreams from time to time. He and his fellow Skyracos are armored super-cops, thinly scattered on many worlds, in an imperfect future. Destiny City is a remote … More Skyracos: The Mining Mess Review
Foreword by Tome Wilson Tome is the founder of the web’s largest and most active dieselpunk community. The dieselpunks website provides a home for most anyone with an artistic bent that enjoy working the era between the world wars. Tales of the Aether Age by Grant Gardner This is an all-too-short ride through an alternate … More Review: Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase
The convention was a lot of fun. I want to thank Jennifer Morris for putting on a great first-time event. Just in case you think it is all fun and games, this is what a convention looks like three hours before registration. The sun was setting as a bevy of … More Old City, New Blood
We arrived in beautiful old St. Augustine, Florida on Friday afternoon. Everything for the next few hours was a whirlwind of face-to-face meetings. I’ll add more details later, but for now, here’s a sunset over the hotel image.