Review – The Mist (television series)

I’ve been a Stephen King fan for many years, and read a ton of his works. While I love his novels, it’s his ability to deftly craft a creepy short story that I admire the most. I’ve had the pleasure of reading several of his collections in the past, including the one that contained the…

Best Songs Take #1 – Most Depressing Rock Tunes

Today’s post will be about depressing songs, which furthers none of my writing goals.  That’s just how I roll. I started thinking of website popularity again. Specifically my website.  What makes a website really popular?  Well, to be popular you have to have lots of viewers.  Imagine the irony.  But, how should I achieve this? …

Review – Crosstalk

I feel like I’m overdue on keeping up with my reviews. I read a lot these days, and get a good two hours of audiobook time in during my commutes each day, which adds up to a lot of books devoured each month. Last month, I listened to Connie Willis’ latest novel, Crosstalk, during my…

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…

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Your a Nazi

One of the things I’ve discussed with folks many times now is the concept of “every man” as a content producer.  Or woman, depending on your preference for gender correctness.  Maybe we’ll be Switzerland and go with “every who”. So Every Who in the past could not create and publish content themselves, at least not…

Horror

Just in time for one of our favorite holidays, I bring you my thoughts on horror.  I know, you’re sitting on the edge of your seats already and breathing through your mouths in shallow little gasps to keep from fainting with excitement.  I feel the same way! I was – and to some degree still…

Random

Just a jumble of random thoughts today as I try to catch back up with posting… Bernie gracefully ended his campaign and is supporting Clinton… and so am I.  If you supported Bernie and believed in his causes, you will support her.  Anyone who switches to supporting Trump wasn’t a true Sanders believer in the…

Data, Data, Data… I Can’t Make Bricks Without Clay

For my geek friends, the word Data invokes the image of an android man trying to be human, a modern tin man so to speak.  We all loved Data, although after three Star Trek movies that showed him getting emotions and going a bit bat shit, the trope became tiring.  There are other stories to…

Socially Media

Clearly I have been remiss in blogging.  I am equally as remiss on twittering, or tweeting, or whatever you want to call the platform I will henceforth refer to as micro-chat.  Seriously, how can anyone say anything useful in 140 characters?  Most of the time I see people post, and post, and post again to…