Stepping Stones

The Goal is Survival of the Species The number one reason for any sort of space industry and associated colonies is to get all of our eggs out of the single basket that is the Earth. Sooner or later, something is going to try and wipe out humanity. I only hope we are prepared when … More Stepping Stones

Ancient Flood Myths

In a recent Facebook thread, there was a great deal of discussion regarding various theories of prehistoric worldwide flooding. I would highly suggest taking the time to read and consider the evidence and reference links offered on this website. The Younger Dryas Boundary strewnfield (after Wittke et al 2013, and Kennett et.al 2014) “The epoch … More Ancient Flood Myths

Fantasy Language

While considering the massive amount of effort that goes into creating a believable fantasy language, I had to recall where I heard the first one. I do believe the first time I was conscious of one would be the book and then the movie, “A Clockwork Orange”. “There was me, that is Alex, and my … More Fantasy Language

An Old Depot

Life: It’s a rather calm weekend here. Went on a short road trip to get pictures of an old train station that had been abandoned, salvaged, moved, and restored by a local Polo Club. I love it when a bit of local history is preserved. If you’re in the area, this is located on Bridge … More An Old Depot

Deserted Challenge

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

A Peek Into a Novel

I’ve been working on a novel that includes a plot line of colonizing another Earth-like planet. One of the problems that I’ve enjoyed working out has been the means for delivering large groups of colonists to the new world, known as Micasa. Initial exploratory expeditions required small groups and the ability to both land and … More A Peek Into a Novel

Story Fodder

Since high school, I have always told stories in the old bardic tradition. That is, by passing them on in word of mouth. When folks ask where I get the ideas for some of my own tales, I can’t help by be surprised. Someone once commented that the biggest problem with writing fiction is that … More Story Fodder

Inspiration: Kids

While at lunch in a busy buffet, I was people-watching. There was a lady at an adjacent table with two kids. One was a little boy, I’m guessing six or seven years old. His sister was a bit older, probably ten or so. The boy got up and started marching towards the food with an … More Inspiration: Kids

Jumpstart the Muse

I am constantly running into news articles on the web that sound like fodder for a story. The stories might be historical fiction, alternate history or just an interesting background to a romance or mystery. Here’s a case in point. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/9269523/Dogs-helped-man-out-compete-with-Neanderthals.html “Now experts have suggested the domestication of dogs, and the benefit it gave to … More Jumpstart the Muse