Occasionally in life, one goes through certain struggles. When those struggles involve family, it really makes you stop and assess everything.
A week ago, my oldest daughter was in an auto accident. The rear driver-side tire blew. She went into a spin on a normally busy freeway, and the front … Continue reading
LepreCon 41, Phoenix, AZ
I hadn’t been planning to attend LepreCon 41 this year. LepreCon is often the only con I attend but I’m usually asked to be on program. For some reason, most of the usual guests were not there this year. The convention made a late add of … Continue reading
The Bluegills, the Bream, and the Shiny Stones
The story I posted yesterday made File 770, so traffic to the site has picked up some. I do hope people are enjoying the story and remember that it was written just after George R. R. Martin first chimed in on the … Continue reading
aka…The Bluegills, the Bream, and the Shiny Stones
Every once in a while, a writer will produce a piece of fiction with a short shelf-life. Such it is with a story i wrote a couple of months ago. The intention was to make a statement about the 2015 Hugo Awards, … Continue reading
Ten years ago this week, I was sitting in Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp, held in Orem, Utah that year. It is an auditioned workshop held every year by Orson Scott Card. It’s something he does to pay the craft forward, and there have been a number … Continue reading
I finally got around to cleaning out all the broken links from past blog posts. Most of the links les to 404 errors, and in some cases the domain was gone. Gotta expect that with the internet. Anyway, if an old post seems like it’s missing something, that might be … Continue reading
A Trip to the Moon
More like a trip into the past
Netflix recently added on the streaming side the 1902 silent film A Trip to the Moon (or in the original French Le Voyage dans la Lune). This film, … Continue reading
I have a little bit different take on this issue than most people do. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just move along. I don’t want to call out any names here.
Tor issued a statement after an employee made some remarks about two groups of people who … Continue reading
This past weekend, we returned from a five day four night stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was the first time we had been back since we moved from Sunnyvale to Scottsdale fifteen years ago. Some things were very different, but much was the same.
We lived … Continue reading
It’s a big decision
It really is. When an author sits down at the keyboard and looks at a blank file, there are choices to make. One of those decisions is point of view. In other words, whose eyes are we seeing the story through?
The default is to select … Continue reading