Profits

If Star Trek taught us anything, its that in the future the idea of being greedy and living for profit will be looked down upon. So, I guess we’ve got that to look forward to in a few hundred years. But right now, we live in a rapidly descending Ann Rand dystopia, where it’s clear…

Review: Iron Fist

So we finished Iron Fist last night. We’ve had fun keeping up with all the Marvel franchise movies and television shows. Undoubtedly Captain America: Winter Soldier remains my favorite of the movies. Now, after seeing Iron Fist, I can safely say… Daredevil was way better and remains my favorite of the television shows (season 1…

The Once and Future Blizzard

We ALMOST got out of winter without any major snowfall. After last year’s record three foot blizzard and the two days it took for us to dig out of that, plus several other small storms, I was very pleased that (until last night) we had gotten nothing but a few traces of snow here and…

Good Sport

Being a good sport is hard, particularly when you’ve tried – and failed – multiple times at something. But it’s a requirement for living life the right way, so you suck it up and do it. Period. Take Pitchmadness/Pitchwars. I’ve participated several times now (3 total I think). All three times I failed to make…

Finishing

I’ve long had a problem with finishing my stories. Whether short stories or novels, I start out white hot, stumble into mediocrity, and eventually move on to something else that excites me. I think I’ve mostly overcome that now with concerted effort and setting my word goals last year. But it still rears it’s head…

Lions and Tigers and… Wyverns? (oh my!)

With Summer off to the editor for a developmental read and nothing much else to do at this point, I’ve decided to get back to work on the World War One fantasy novel I began last year. I’ve been laying down new beats this week in the form of some new characters and putting more…