Last time, I talked a little about how my family had been involved with scouting and Camp Long Lake for nearly three quarters of a century. (You can find that installment here.) I’d like to continue with that discussion today.
My family has been involved in scouting since probably the late 1940s. My grandfather was a neighborhood commissioner, the equivalent to today’s unit commissioner. My father was a scout, I was a scout, and my son was a scout. I have a lot to say about the scouting program and … Continue reading
To my fellow science fiction and fantasy writers.
Merriam-Webster online defines professionalism as follows: “the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well” The science fiction and fantasy genre is woefully lacking in such.
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This is a preemptive public statement that I completely disavow any desire to be affiliated in any way with Angry Puppies or Rabid Puppies in their current or any future incarnation. Regarding my current and future works of fiction or non-fiction, if anything of mine appears on a puppy slate … Continue reading
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