Government Can’t Pass Physical Laws
Last night, Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that severely restricts the permissibility for abortions in the state of Arizona to be paid under any ACA (Obamacare) insurance plan. But, that isn’t what I’m posting about. As in many controvertial issues, both … Continue reading
An Eagle Scout
On March 17, we held a ceremony to formally present the rank of Eagle Scout to my son, Russell.
I realize some of my circle of friends take issue with the Boy Scouts of America, and for good reason, but this isn’t the right time for … Continue reading
Math is Too Hard, Dammit!
Apparently, the state of Arizona is headed toward a mathematically illiterate society. We expect too much from from our children, at least, that’s what I gather from this letter to the editor that appeared on the opinions page of today’s Arizona Republic. … Continue reading
One of the greatest assets with which a person can be blessed is open-mindedness. I was raised in a family who taught me to respect people of all varieties. Add to that some travel to foreign countries and the privilege of earning an advanced degree, and I’ve become fairly good … Continue reading
An Update on the Great Science Fiction Civil War
If you have any doubt there is some vitriol flying around the genre these days, let me submit two examples.
There is a screed here
by … Continue reading
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band in Phoenix 2015
Last night, my wife and I attended a concert by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.
Historically, I’ve never been much of a concert-goer. I saw Roger Waters in Milwaukee during the Radio K.A.O.S. tour (right hafter he … Continue reading
The Great Science Fiction Civil War
While I haven’t been very active in the science fiction and fantasy scene for a couple of years, I have been watching from the sidelines. There is always a certain degree of disagreement in any large group associated by a common bond (like writing) … Continue reading
Gee, was it October the last time I posted? Much too long! Well, I’m off hiatus now.
I wasn’t intending to take a hiatus from the fiction blog, or from that side of my social media network, either. I just got quite busy on the business side. Some of what … Continue reading
NASA is sending a microchip with the name of anyone who registers to Mars on the Orion spacecraft. For most of us, this is the only way we’ll ever get there. Get your boarding pass today!
Read about it here. The link to register is Continue reading
This is the week I donate all profits from sales of my books to Phoenix Rescue Mission, a charity that feeds the homeless in Phoenix.
Every year I do this during the last full week of September. I can only do this for books I have complete control over. Anthologies … Continue reading