Two for Tuesday

Usually Monday’s are the crappy day of the week, but this week Tuesday decided to stand in for Monday since Monday was a holiday and, thus, enjoyable. Two rejections.  Two.  Both for short stories I had submitted, and one of them the aforementioned “Ricky Flies” story that they had liked initially, but on further review…

Hold The Door

As a story teller, I like to note those remarkable moments when a story line I am engaged in transcends the usual level of interest and pulls me in fully, makes me ponder life, ties me into a character’s arc in a deeper and more profound way.  Those moments when you have a deeper emotional…

These are the Memes of our Lives

I hate memes.  Seriously.  Hate them.  They have become the quick, easy way of stating an opinion on a topic without saying anything of substance, giving us your real thoughts.  Yeah, they can be funny, but they are as often stupid, unintelligent, and downright wrong. Take for example our political system.  It’s all about memes,…

A New Study Says…

I hate those words.  Hate them.  A new study says means you are about to be regaled with some sort of pseudo pop-science junk news that is designed to either make you feel totally cool about your horribly bad habits (“eating lots of chocolate helps you lose weight!”) or make you feel like total shit…

Starting Over

I do not like starting over.  It’s a real pain in the ass, to be frank.  You feel like months of work (or years depending on what we’re talking about) are wasted and you have to go through all that pain and anguish again.  But, such is life. My philosophy has been to try and…

Civil War

Yes, I watched it.  Yes, it was absolutely wonderful entertainment.  I feel like lately we are in this Mecca of Marvel Madness where every movie that comes out is good.  But some are bigger (Avengers), some are smaller (Ant-man), some are focused on villains who want to take over the world (Iron Man), and some…