In the Aftermath of Multi-Culturalism in Steampunk

This weekend I attended COSine 2017, a very small convention held by and for writers in the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. It is a volunteer-staffed enterprise where even the panelists pay to participate. I mention this because I go to conventions across the country—twenty cons in 2016 and seventeen cons in 2015. I can assure … Read more…

Of Oliver Twist and Porridge

So, this morning’s blog feels just a tad bit weird. Many of my peers have gone down the path I’m about to pursue. I know this, because when I tried to invite them to the platform I’m about to join, I got messages that they were already there. And not only am I going down … Read more…

Day One of 2017…

I celebrated the demise of 2016 and the birth of 2017 in a manner outside what has been a very long-standing norm for me and New Year’s Eves. I found myself in remarkable new environs with fantastic new people. I watched dolphins play just offshore. I saw pelicans spike the water for their daily sustenance. … Read more…

A Holiday Short Story Double Feature

Looking for the digital equivalent of a stocking stuffer for family, friends, or even yourself? I have a perfect gift idea for your favorite bibliophile. This holiday season, I’ve put together a special edition eBook containing two fun-filled science fiction short stories. The first story is entitled “17,” a distant future yarn about what ol’ … Read more…

Rogue One: Post Mission Debriefing (Movie Review)

(Read the Pre-Flight Jitters blog first) The first half of this review is going to be about my impressions of Rogue One without any spoilers. While I don’t mind them, I know a LOT of people do. The second half, however, will absolutely have spoilers… but don’t worry, I’ll have a GREAT BIG warning before I … Read more…

Rogue One: Pre-flight Jitters

I’m doing my Rogue One blog in two parts, mostly because I’m curious to see how my impressions compare before and after what is a significant media event thirty-nine (yes, 39) years in the making. That’s three quarters of my existence, and I’ve had a vested interested in the franchise since I was a wee … Read more…

The Andromeda Initiative – Personal Log 20161216.07.59

There’s only one game possessed of such deep story telling that it ever brought me to tears. Who else remembers the fall of Mordin Solus? It is with great anticipation, therefore, that I await the arrival of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Yes, I joined the Andromeda Initiative. Yes, I’ve watched both briefings available thus far. And … Read more…

The More Things Change…

2017 is just around the corner, and I’ve confirmed my first show for next year. It looks like I’ll be making an appearance at my favorite convention of the year in February—namely, PensaCon! The show runs from February 17th through the 19th, and it looks like I’ll see you there. Having said that, I wanted … Read more…

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