Archive for all posts in 2021

A World Awaited And Attained, 2021 Edition 2021-12-31 21:00:00

The world awaited is not yet the world attained, but the fighting spirit burns on.

Quit Daydreaming! 2021-12-30 12:00:00

Escapism is just the snidest word for something that our collective survival may well depend on.

The Impossible Immutable 2021-12-26 12:00:00

In a story that spans multiverses and multi-selves, do we even need to talk about a "self"?

These Things Always Look Better On Paper 2021-12-23 12:00:00

On editing the paper proof of "Unmortal", always a radically different experience from a digital edit.

Last Minute Impulses 2021-12-21 21:00:00

And how to ignore them, especially when they pertain to releasing a finished work.

Desert Power, Desert Vision 2021-12-19 21:00:00

How "Dune" (2021) 's reception as both a cult item and a mainstream entertainment are significant.

We Done 2021-12-18 12:00:00

"Unmortal", the new book, is ready to go. I'm pleased with what I ended up with.

Behind The Scenes With 'Unmortal', Pt. 2: The Idea 2021-12-15 12:00:00

How the core idea for my new fantasy novel "Unmortal" spun out into an alternate history of civilization.

Struck Down By The Moment 2021-12-14 21:00:00

"If I stop to look at reality, I think I’ll be struck down, and I don’t want to be." -- Pedro Almodóvar

I Know What The F@!$% I'm Doing 2021-12-12 12:00:00

At what point can you say to yourself "I know what I'm doing" and not be arrogant or pigheaded, but simply correct? Is there in fact any way to know this for yourself?

The Doldrumite 2021-12-12 00:00:00

On the creative paralysis that existed in the worst times of my depression.

Insurance Policy 2021-12-11 12:00:00

"The act of chasing everyone is probably keeping you from reaching anyone." - Seth Godin

This Fitting-In Business 2021-12-10 12:00:00

I'm not against the idea of stepping to different drummers, but how the word "nonconformity" has had all the meaning tortured out of it by thoughtless use.

Behind The Scenes With 'Unmortal', Pt. 1: The Origins 2021-12-09 21:00:00

How my new novel "Unmortal" started as "a fantasy story that realized it was cyberpunk and woke up screaming".

Canonical Criteria 2021-12-09 12:00:00

Friends of mine and I were talking about the idea of a canon or pantheon of great movies, and how to select them. We had a fun debate about the criteria, and eventually I drew up a list.

Latent Images 2021-12-08 12:00:00

Cult movies? In my UHD 4K format? It's more common than I thought it would be.

All The Stuff In My Head Right Now (And Slowly Spilling Out), December 2021 Edition 2021-12-06 12:00:00

A peek into the near future of Infinimata Press, and maybe also the far future.

Public Image Limited 2021-12-04 12:00:00

In re: "People care as much or more about their identity and having it validated as they care about material interests."

To Make The Ghosts Smile 2021-11-28 21:00:00

On being haunted by those I've known, and no longer know.

Fearful Asymmetries, 2021 Edition 2021-11-28 12:00:00

When we talk about the ugly asymmetries in modern politics -- one side is far less sane than the other, let's face it -- talk arises of whether or not said people are in fact out of their minds.

Thanks A Lot, Really 2021-11-27 21:00:00

A few notes of gratitude.

Prizeless 2021-11-19 12:00:00

Most of my curiosities about things are not aroused by awards.

Disinhibition Is An Energy 2021-11-14 12:00:00

A creative energy, one worth taming.

The Shop On The Third Floor (And The Anti-Holograms) 2021-11-09 21:00:00

I dreamed about a whole new way by which the new would be sought.

The Forthcoming Murk 2021-11-07 17:00:00

What's next for me after "Unmortal"? Uhhhhhhh...

Digital Attic Rummagings 2021-10-29 21:00:00

Is it productive to think about a blog the same way one thinks about one's attic or basement?

Tweaksmanship 2021-10-27 21:00:00

On getting hung up finding the right word.

The End Of Magic 2021-10-24 12:00:00

And the beginning of something far better in my creative life.

Warning: Buddha Ahead 2021-10-23 12:00:00

If you meet one on the road, you know what to do. Right?

A Disappointed Smile 2021-10-22 12:00:00

Even the books I'm proudest of, I can still find fault with. The ones that I'm less proud of, well ...

Out From The Underground 2021-10-21 12:00:00

After a certain point in my career, I saw no reason to apologize for writing stuff that made big leaps and took big risks.

Intake And Output 2021-10-20 12:00:00

If I were to make a Venn diagram with two elements labeled Things I Have Fun Watching/Reading and Things I Want To Bring Into The World, one would be an entire subset of the other.

Plan B 2021-10-19 12:00:00

What lessons there are to learn from Bad Movies We Love.

How Much Is Enough? 2021-10-18 12:00:00

You don't have to pump out a novel a week to be "productive". You just have to be able to sit down for a few minutes a day and do something to turn the wheel a little.

How To Purchase Signed Copies Of My Books 2021-10-16 12:00:00

Want to buy copies of my books signed by yours truly? Here's what you need to do.

No Comparison 2021-10-13 21:00:00

On that tricky phrase "Do not compare yourself to others."

What Flattery Gets You 2021-10-11 21:00:00

Sometimes, a readership. Not that it's worth it.

Critical Mass 2021-10-11 12:00:00

One must have concrete critical standards of some kind, or one ends up in a kind of death spiral of hopeless idealism.

Popping One's Cork 2021-10-10 21:00:00

I give you permission to shoot me if I ever turn into a tiresome old bore.

The Arc Of Coming-Together 2021-10-09 21:00:00

The "arc of coming-together" for my new book was very much in line with how it's been for me with past projects I thought highly of.

Ego Boogie 2021-10-08 21:00:00

What's the real creative motive - making something, or making something of yourself?

Constructive Loafing 2021-10-04 12:00:00

The best art all looks effortless, and the best artists all make it seem like play.

What We Brought To Show-And-Tell 2021-10-03 12:00:00

Show the things that are best dramatized; tell the things that are best spelled out.

Good Enough 2021-09-30 12:00:00

if you want to be read, aim for the middle. Don't write total crap, but don't write stuff that's only going to be of interest to a self-selecting few, either.

My Literary Graveyard 2021-09-28 12:00:00

Dead projects of mine, and their tombstones.

You Have To Be Willing To Feel Stupid (For A While) 2021-09-27 21:00:00

One of the reasons we call some people "geniuses" is because of (among other things) their disinhibitions about feeling stupid.

Moving Parts Grind The Gears 2021-09-26 21:00:00

On the balance between a story with too many rules and not enough.

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (2021 Edition) 2021-09-25 13:00:00

Last night I had a dream that was among the most vivid and terrifying I have ever experienced, possibly the most vivid and terrifying I've had yet.

The Loaves Are All Out Of The Oven 2021-09-23 17:00:00

The whole of my back catalog has now been reissued under the Infinimata Press label. Pop your own champagne.

Whatever You Can Bring To The Picnic 2021-09-22 21:00:00

There is a place for all of us there, and we just have to bring whatever we have with us to it.

Underpromise And Overdeliver (Or Just Deliver) 2021-09-18 21:00:00

I tend to keep my mouth shut about projects until they are actually in some kind of sharable, discussable condition, and even then I keep details close to the vest.

The Present Moment Leaves Its Mark Anyway 2021-09-17 12:00:00

I've found I do my best work when I'm not self-consciously trying to comment on my moment in time.

A Thing To Marvel At 2021-09-13 12:00:00

The issue I have with tentpole franchise entertainment is not that it's unentertaining, but that it provides the wrong lessons for creators.

Movies For The Mind 2021-09-13 00:00:00

How I sometimes model my approach to a book as if it were a movie for the mind.

The Future Is A Hodgepodge 2021-09-11 21:00:00

If there is a "throughline" for our moment in time, it's not something that condenses itself down to the kind of overarching planning found in fiction.

The Artificers 2021-09-06 20:00:00

Something is not "artificial" because of its means of production, but if the act of producing it, in whatever form, goes against your inner convictions.

The Palette-Swapping Problem 2021-09-04 21:00:00

How I've tried to avoid using the template of a real-world story for my own fiction.

Dune (1984) [2021 review] 2021-09-03 12:00:00

The mere fact that David Lynch's Dune was made at all, and in the Hollywood of the early 1980s to boot, is something of a miracle. Would that it was a better adaptation of the source material, or just a better movie, period.

What We Bring To The Table 2021-09-01 12:00:00

Learning to find your own take on things you read or watch gives you a sense of what you can bring to your own work, too.

Slow And Steady Beats Fast And Furious 2021-08-31 21:00:00

Making my blogging system faster by doing less.

Fringe Benefits 2021-08-29 12:00:00

In a field that's trend-driven, all the most interesting and truly groundbreaking work can only come from the fringes.

Too Many Books In One 2021-08-27 21:00:00

I've got one of those projects in mind that needs paring down.

Too Cultivated For My Own Good 2021-08-26 12:00:00

One thing I've long hated about myself is how picky I've become when it comes to my tastes in fiction.

Trust In The Process 2021-08-21 21:00:00

A phrase I repeat to myself often, chiefly when mired down in the middle of a draft: "Trust the process."

The Least Weird Guy In The Room 2021-08-21 12:00:00

One of the most humbling, and also clarifying, discoveries of my life was that while I liked weird stuff, I myself wasn't that weird.

The Great Maybe 2021-08-18 21:00:00

Skepticism of one's own positions is difficult to cultivate, in big part because the rest of the world openly defies us to doubt ourselves constructively.

Let Us Now Praise Not At All Famous Bloggers 2021-08-13 12:00:00

Some of the best stuff I've ever read has been posted on blogs with a sum total of maybe five readers, myself included.

Them Changes 2021-08-12 12:00:00

Change is the essence of storytelling: we tell a story because we want to document something that has changed. Or someone.

Diamonds And Pearls 2021-08-04 21:00:00

Stories aren't diamonds of symmetrical perfection. They're pearls of asymmetrical beauty, and should be loved as such.

My Unmade-up Mind 2021-08-02 21:00:00

How not to succumb to the creative sunk-cost fallacy.

'Tokyo Inferno' Is Back In Print! 2021-07-30 14:00:00

I'm pleased to announce Tokyo Inferno has been returned to print in a spiffy new edition, with remastered interiors and redesigned cover art!

My Road To Ichimonji Keep 2021-07-28 12:00:00

How Akira Kurosawa's RAN changed my life.

Next And Last Steps 2021-07-27 21:00:00

Sorry about the silence. It's been a busy several days, not least of all because I got back the proof copy for the new edition of "Tokyo Inferno."

The Kipple Salad Diet 2021-07-22 21:00:00

What's the difference between just "jamming some stuff together" to make a story, and molding raw material into something truly new?

Infernally Yours 2021-07-21 12:00:00

The remastered "Tokyo Inferno" is on its way.

O Taste And See 2021-07-20 12:00:00

The hardest question: why, exactly, do I like or hate something?

The Big Rip-Off 2021-07-17 21:00:00

How not to feel pre-empted when something you want to create resembles something else out there.

The Rest Of The Story 2021-07-15 12:00:00

A new edition of Rilke's "Letters To A Young Poet" restores the long-missing other half of the conversation.

Independent's Daze 2021-07-14 12:00:00

Why is it that the indie scene in music is so much more forgiving of self-production, where the indie scene in literature is less so?

OK, We're Finished Here 2021-07-12 12:00:00

"The ability to know when something is done is a skill."

Roll With It 2021-07-08 22:00:00

Your job when writing a story is to listen to what this material is telling you it needs to be, and go there.

How Can You Say You Know Me When I Don't Even Know Myself? 2021-07-07 21:00:00

It's impossible to control what happens when people pay attention to you in numbers. Just respond as gracefully as you can.

Pace Yourself 2021-07-07 12:00:00

It took a year to produce a first draft of "Unmortal". It was worth the wait.

Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand 2021-07-02 21:00:00

When you are faced with a world this chaotic and nasty, is the only sane response to reject it wholesale?

Take Three Stiff Drinks And Sleep For A Week 2021-07-01 21:00:00

With "Unmortal"'s first draft more or less finished, I think some wind-down is in order.

'Summerworld' Returns! 2021-06-29 15:00:00

The remaster of "Summerworld", the first of my novels, is out at last!

How To Cover Yourself 2021-06-28 12:00:00

My fifteen-minute guide to making professional-looking self-published book covers.

Pi 2021-06-28 12:00:00

Darren Aronofsky's ingenious micro-budget debut, twenty-plus years later, holds up better than some of his bigger-budgeted efforts

What I Learned From Whom And Why 2021-06-23 21:00:00

A distillation of what I've learned from other creators who aren't writers.

Bogging Down In Soggy Middles 2021-06-22 21:00:00

How not to get stuck halfway through something you're writing.

Too Much Of A Good Thing 2021-06-20 22:00:00

How to deal with having half-a-dozen-plus possible future projects all cagematching each other to death for the chance to be next in line.

Untold Influences (2021 Edition) 2021-06-17 12:00:00

The books that made me -- specifically, the SF and fantasy books.

It's (Not) All One Big Story 2021-06-15 17:00:00

Why I don't have a metaverse for my fiction. (Not for lack of trying, actually...)

Rogress Preport June 2021 2021-06-15 12:00:00

The wheel turns. It grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine.

Where We're Going, We Don't Have Roadmaps 2021-06-14 21:00:00

"Our creative journeys aren’t linear, and our creative selves not always apparent"

World Brain Blues, And Cheers 2021-06-12 21:00:00

"...the mind extends into the world and augments the capacities of the biological brain with outside-the-brain resources."

We All Start Somewhere, Usually The Bottom 2021-06-10 12:00:00

I was a terrible writer for a long time, but I didn't care how bad I was as long as I could keep trying, and could learn something with each trial.

No Hustle 2021-06-07 21:00:00

I treat my writing career the way I do because I don't want it to become a "hustle".

All These Things Are Mine (And Yours, Too) 2021-06-07 12:00:00

The one thing about Zen and Buddhism that most stood out for me: the idea that everyone's already enlightened and just doesn't know it yet.

Run Slowly Through The Tape 2021-06-06 12:00:00

On not succumbing to the urge to just shove stuff off my desk and be done with it.

Schlubsteak 2021-05-31 21:00:00

On the difficulties engendered by total editorial freedom.

Talkin' Bout Some Bad Mothers 2021-05-30 23:00:00

We shouldn't confuse tragedy with misplaced sympathy for the devil.

The Longest Possible Now 2021-05-30 16:00:00

Near-future SF has always struck me as the most precarious kind of SF, because of its sell-by date.

Any Deadline Is Better Than None 2021-05-25 21:00:00

Or: Set a timeframe for your work, or someone else will. And you won't like theirs.

The End Of The First Lap Is Always The Toughest 2021-05-24 21:00:00

The more you go through the draft process and learn how to detach yourself from any particular incarnation of the material, the easier it gets.

I Love Maria 2021-05-22 12:00:00

A kooky example of science fiction from Hong Kong, a cinematic world that has relatively little SF to begin with.

Gather Those Rosebuds (Kentaro Miura Edition) 2021-05-20 21:00:00

Word broke the other night that Kentaro Miura, creator of Berserk, died earlier this month of an aortal dissection. "Devastated" doesn't begin to describe the feeling.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack 2021-05-20 12:00:00

The soundtrack for my space opera, 'Flight Of The Vajra', were it to have a soundtrack.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 7: The Themes 2021-05-19 12:00:00

A discussion of the themes in 'Flight Of The Vajra', and how they are embodied there.

Finitude's Melancholy 2021-05-16 12:00:00

I'm experiencing a resurgence of that feeling of how human life, my life, is a limited thing.

The Strange And Wondrous (And Freakin' Hilarious) Tale Of 'Charisma' 2021-05-15 21:00:00

Yes, I have yet another new project to announce. One inspired by clipart. No, really.

The Justdoitness Of Things 2021-05-14 12:00:00

On how the dharma is for doing, not talking about.

Punk You Very Much 2021-05-13 12:00:00

The greatest liberation about doing it yourself: gleaning from it the freedom to figure out what you really want to fill your days with.

We Are Absolutely Sure There Is No Future 2021-05-11 12:00:00

On the absolute primacy of the present moment (part 6,312).

My Unstoried Life 2021-05-08 12:00:00

I've not lived a storied life, and I know it.

My Achey Breaky Bod 2021-05-07 12:00:00

Moderna Dose 2: Something Something Boogaloo.

The Matrix 2021-05-04 12:00:00

Twenty years later, the Wachowskis' digital fable still stands tall, outliving the slickness of the moment and attempts to misappropriate it

Mutator (Alan Vega) 2021-04-30 12:00:00

The first of the posthumous releases from Alan Vega (of Suicide)'s vault, and it's a good 'un.

If You Hum A Few Bars I Can Fake It 2021-04-29 12:00:00

Ersatz Vangelis and fake Tangerine Dream, coming up! And maybe something more original after that.

Larger Than Life And Twice As Unreal 2021-04-28 12:00:00

How not all fiction has to be "realistic" to be affective, and how new aesthetic standards can follow from that.

Cleanup In Aisle 1 2021-04-26 21:00:00

The remaster of 'Summerworld' is on the way, with as many deletions as additions and changes.

Move Fast And Publish Things 2021-04-25 21:00:00

Here's a good article about the way novel lengths have been influenced by technology and marketing, with an except I found particularly enlightening:

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast 2021-04-25 12:00:00

A rundown of the supporting characters in 'Flight Of The Vajra', and the roles they play.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Else 2021-04-22 12:00:00

Why not propose something truly new, instead of just taking the old and rejugging it?

The Leftover Effect 2021-04-21 21:00:00

Many of my books owe at least a little something to their immediate predecessors, chiefly because whatever it was I did with the idea the first time didn't use it all up.

Crosseyed And Painless 2021-04-19 12:00:00

Good thing I set aside all that money for PC upgrades, right?

Death By A Million Brands Of Toothpaste 2021-04-16 12:00:00

On choice paralysis in creative work and how to avoid it.

Legal Cheating In The Visual Cortex 2021-04-15 12:00:00

How I got the new art for "Absolute Elsewhere" to cover the book's spine without completely reworking it.

The Beauty Of Doing Things Backwards 2021-04-14 21:00:00

First design the cover, then write the book? Why not?

Factoring In The Lag Factor 2021-04-07 21:00:00

I'm behind schedule on Behind The Scenes and the remastering job, but I haven't forgotten about them.

A Shot In The Arm 2021-04-06 22:00:00

For both myself and others.

The Downward Spiral (Nine Inch Nails) 2021-04-05 21:00:00

A look back at the most deliberately frustrating album ever made for popular consumption.

The Demon's Sermon 2021-03-31 21:00:00

On "the world of demons" in Buddhist study, and other things in it that are routinely misunderstood.

What They All Deserved 2021-03-31 12:00:00

On being daring in a story, without that being an excuse for cruelty.

A Peek Under The Hood 2021-03-28 21:00:00

Some technical notes about the blog system I built here.

The Fault In Our Stars, And The Responsibilities Engendered Thereof 2021-03-26 12:00:00

"I keep thinking," my friend said, "that if only I'd done more, we wouldn't be in this mess we're in now." Were they right?

Shoehorn Pt. 2: The Shoehorning 2021-03-25 12:00:00

It's easily to write badly. It's even easier to write badly when everyone else gets away with it.

The Shoehorn And The Scissor 2021-03-22 22:00:00

Two different ways of making a story complete in terms of what it addresses.

The Instinct To Pounce 2021-03-21 21:00:00

On my long-honed sense of when something is rare and should be acquired, lest you never see it again.

The Not-David-Brooks Road To Character 2021-03-19 21:00:00

Stephen Downes and a few wise words on the idea of "character".

Come Down Off That Pedestal Already 2021-03-19 12:00:00

The lone genius creative model, and all of its bothersome psychological baggage, really needs to go.

Time Manglement Issues (2021 Edition) 2021-03-18 21:00:00

There's a division between the "gruntwork" and "creative play" sides of any creative endeavor -- the times when you just need to put words out, and the times when you need to toy mentally and daydream.

The Goggles We Wear 2021-03-17 17:00:00

For an artist, worldview is all.

The Rundown From A Ways Down 2021-03-14 12:00:00

Progress on 'Unmortal', including a sneak peek at some wild new cover art.

Why The Force Isn't With Me Anymore 2021-03-12 21:00:00

I didn't leave Star Wars. Star Wars left me. And not in the way you might think.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 5: The Characters 2021-03-12 21:00:00

An introduction to the roster of characters for 'Flight Of The Vajra', starting with the leads. (Including character art!)

Give It Away Now, March 2021 Edition 2021-03-12 12:00:00

Want to read one of my books for free, along with a bunch of others that might be interesting? Check out my currently running promotions through ProlificWorks.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 4: The Story 2021-03-09 21:00:00

How the diverse influences for 'Flight Of The Vajra' shaped its story.

She Said 2021-03-09 12:00:00

Some novels by women you need to know about, and probably don't.

Getting It From Somewhere Else 2021-03-05 12:00:00

On how new influences keep every kind of art healthy, including and especially popular arts.

Tenet 2021-03-03 12:00:00

At the end of the day, it's just a fancy excuse to shoot a bunch of scenes in reverse.

Rogress Preport March 2021 2021-03-01 21:00:00

What I'm working on these days, March 2021 edition.

A Twinkling Singularity 2021-02-28 12:00:00

Something is not original simply because it's the opposite of what everyone else is doing -- even if it does seem like that from the outside.

Seducing Down The Door 2021-02-27 21:00:00

Artists can't talk people into or out of things that they weren't talked out of or into to begin with. They can only seduce them.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 3: The Influences 2021-02-27 12:00:00

How everything from 'Dune' and 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Cowboy Bebop' fed into 'Flight Of The Vajra'.

Machine Gun (Peter Brötzmann) 2021-02-26 21:00:00

You know how Woody Guthrie has THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS on his guitar? Peter Brötzmann's reeds should have signs that say THIS MACHINE KILLS, PERIOD.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 2: The Idea 2021-02-25 12:00:00

How 'Flight Of The Vajra' took shape from a few ideas about what a far-future setting would look like, including materials sciences and belief systems.

A Megaphone Of One's Own 2021-02-24 12:00:00

Reflections on something like 25 years of blogging.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 1: The Origins 2021-02-24 12:00:00

How my novel 'Flight Of The Vajra' began as multiple unreconciled attempts to write a "big and bold" space opera.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack 2021-02-23 12:00:00

The soundtrack for my novel 'Wecome To The Fold'.

Give It Away Now, February 2021 Edition 2021-02-22 21:00:00

Want to read one of my books for free, along with a bunch of others that might be interesting? Check out my currently running promotions through ProlificWorks.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 7: The Themes 2021-02-22 12:00:00

A discussion of the themes in my novel 'Welcome To The Fold', and how they are embodied there.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast 2021-02-20 12:00:00

A discussion of the supporting cast in 'Welcome To The Fold', and the roles they play.

Sexy Beast 2021-02-19 12:00:00

Ben Kingsley as a frothing mad gangster is only the first of many pleasures in this sleeper-gem of a crime drama that's only gotten better with age

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 2021-02-18 21:00:00

The film is worthy of the best kind of jealousy, the kind that makes you want to go out and do something just as visionary and overwhelming.

An Amiable Chaos 2021-02-12 12:00:00

How science fiction and fantasy stories live and die by their technical details, for both better and worse.

The In-House Art Preservation And Digital Collage Society 2021-02-07 12:00:00

A new flatbed scanner joins my in-home digital creation arsenal.

An All-New 'Epitaph' -- Two, In Fact 2021-02-02 21:00:00

Two, two, TWO new translations of Machado de Assis's amazing novel came out when my back was turned!

Superunknown (Soundgarden) 2021-02-02 12:00:00

When I'm happy, this record reminds me of what I'm transcending; when I'm not, it reminds me of how to transcend.

Rogress Preport February 2021: Back So Soon? 2021-02-01 12:00:00

Yes, I know I only checked in a couple of weeks ago, but man have things uncorked here!

License To Emulate 2021-01-31 12:00:00

More from Raymond Carver: study and learn from, but don't emulate, singular literary talents.

Current Events Are Making Me Dense 2021-01-30 21:00:00

My own little fight against modern-day information overload: don't blog too much about it.

License To Brutalize And Alienate 2021-01-29 21:00:00

On a few words from Raymond Carver on ''experimentation''

More Than This 2021-01-26 12:00:00

One of the things Buddhism tries to get you to recognize within yourself is how all the things you are aren't "you".

Hard Where? 2021-01-25 23:00:00

New year, new PC upgrade.

Give It Away Now (Jan. 2021 Edition) 2021-01-23 12:00:00

If you're interested in reading my novel "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned", I'm now offering a giveaway on Prolific Works.

Rogress Preport January 2021: Okay, Where Was I? 2021-01-22 12:00:00

It's about time I checked back in with all of you as to what I'm up to, bookwise.

The Next Time The World Almost Comes To An End, I'd Like At Least A Little Advance Notice, Thanks 2021-01-20 21:00:00

Title tells it.

A Minor Oops, Un-Oopsed 2021-01-16 18:00:00

The purchase links for Fall Of The Hammer went to the wrong books. This has since been corrected.

Look No Further 2021-01-04 21:00:00

On the (easily misunderstood) Zen doctrine of not looking for fulfillment through outside phenomena.

The Threshold Of Awesomeness 2021-01-04 12:00:00

Sometimes there is too much of a good thing.

New Phone, Who Dis 2021-01-03 21:00:00

Upgrade time. Not the best time for it, either.

The More You Know, The More You Stare 2021-01-02 12:00:00

With a wide-eyed and dismayed sense of overwhelm.

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