I've pulled down (made PRIVATE, actually) a few of the ongoing writing exercises I've put up here because I think they have the potential to become quality short/not-so-short pieces for an anthology. Stay tuned for updates! Feels good... it really does.
*Don't ask.* This is apparently, a part of President Trump's State of the Union speech, to be given tonight in theHouse Chamber onn Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. Clearly, this is only the closing, but WOW. Obviously, this is subject to further modification/addition/deletion, but what a great tone. Have a read and decide for yourself. … Continue reading **LEAKED** Partial Draft of 2019 State of the Union speech
Still going through my archives. Here's the intro to a 5k piece I wrote for my Master's classes. It's a continuation, a lost chapter, if you will, of Saint Sir Thomas More's classic novel: Utopia. For the record, I really think I nailed the tone and style, and it got a pretty nice markup, as … Continue reading More from the archives: this time, it’s… “More”
While working on the Arthurian novel, I'm also taking a look back at some short pieces which might go well in a collection. I'll be posting very brief snippets of some of them over the coming weeks as I find out whether I really like them or not. Here's the first. From a sci-fi piece, … Continue reading Knocking the dust and rust off…
I am happy to report I am moving through the Arthurian piece pretty well (I may change the name... we'll see). It's a quick run-through for blindingly obvious "fix-its" so I can give it to a couple readers while I go back at it slower and deeper. That sounded dirty... Anyway, I am happy to … Continue reading Today (8 Jan 2019)
Well, I've decided. I'm reviewing and punching up the Arthurian novel, The Cooper's Son. Lots of room for improvement from where it currently is, but the bones are solid, and I'm excited. It's been a long time, but this is it. It's going to happen. Wish me luck.
Sorry for the delays and inconsistencies in posting. After last weekend spent back home in Pennsylvania at my dad's funeral, I wasn't really in the mood to write anything this week. And it's been difficult leading up to this for a while now. A few notes about that trip, though. My older brother and I … Continue reading Back to life.
In October of 2013, I traveled from Utah back to the homeland in central Pennsylvania to bury my mother. Thanksgiving night, 2018: a long-awaited and expected phone call from my brother letting me know my father had passed away after a long and painful battle with cancer. I'll be returning to Pennsylvania once again within … Continue reading Home-going 2018
Marvel Comic's founder and American pop-culture icon Stan Lee died this morning after being rushed to the hospital from his home. While his comic book resume is well known amongst fans of the various characters he helped bring to life, it is impossible to overstate the influence those characters have had on not only American … Continue reading RIP Stan Lee
Coming up in February of next year is another round of "Keep Portland Weird," Wizard Con edition. After my previous experience in Portland covering Wizard Con in 2017, I've decided to take another ride on the VooDoo Donuts-hosting train that is Wizard Con Portland. Now, the early guest list reads like a "Buffy the Vampire … Continue reading Wizard World Portland 2019