Time To Hold Your Nerve

For the last few years (with the exception of one I missed, IIRC), I’ve been writing New Years posts that have explicitly pushed back against the grouchy gloom and pessimism that seems to obtain everywhere, left right and center. Why would I do this? First, because it’s true. The world …

Blogging Antithesis/Kabrakan, Day 296

More action-packed days here in the back of beyond! The last few days my attention has been divided between finding ways to get enough exercise amid sporadic (but severe) rainstorms and working to get back on track with my writing. And it’s working. I’m up a goodly amount in the …

What Is Zoroastrianism?

I’ll be the first to admit that the most far-flung bit of speculation I indulge in in The Kabrakan Ascendency (aka The Antithesis Progression)is the Persian Empire having Zoroastrianism as its state religion, rather than Islam. I had to imagine a pretty convoluted scenario (and a nuclear war) to pull …

Some Might Call it Infringement

So. copyright infringement has been a a hot topic over the last year, as numerous high-profile and/or much-blogged about cases have been circulating in the news. Whether it’s Star Trek fan films or shadow hunting urban fantasy heroines, a lot of people are in a hell of a lather about …

Blogging Antithesis–Now Blogging Kabrakan!

Since I last updated this series in June, the slings and arrows of outrageous life events knocked me of my writing horse. Well, not entirely off the writing horse. I’ve written two more books in the interim, but neither of them are the Big Book with which we’re now concerned. …

My Super-Secret Decoder Ring Tribute

I have been a fan of Gregg Taylor and his thrilling throng of thespians over at Decoder Ring Theater since before he even had a proper website. Way way back in the dark times of the early aughts, when he released what’s now called the Red Panda Original Universe series–a …

The New Old Future

Warning: The following is a longish post, and contains things some people might consider political. It takes no partisan positions. It is a commentary on the underlying conditions upon which politics and economics will proceed over the next generation. If you wish to avoid this kind of thing, stop reading …

Now I Can Finally Talk Brexit!

I’ve been holding on to this one for a while. The following post contains geopolitics (not party politics), so if that bothers you, feel free to skip out. Me, since I write books rooted in geopolitics? I’ve been rapt. I am not a citizen of the UK or the EU, …

When Every Word Hurts

Today is my first day back writing after five days away. A good thing, too. So many amazing stories have been knocking around in my brain after the difficulties last year, that I’m just dying to get them all told. It wasn’t exactly a voluntary absence–I had finally just clawed …

HyperDognomics

This is the final post in a series about how my recent search for the perfect pup perpetuted an intellectual penetration into the hidden and varied economics of the marketplace for dogs and puppies in the different regions of the west coast. If you’re joining this series in progress, you …