Terminal Illness

I see the posts over and over. My uncle/dad/sister, whoever, has cancer, or some other troubling disease. Some are rare, most are incurable. Hell, my own mother has Alzheimer’s, and an Uncle I haven’t seen since I was a small child has heart issues that will soon take...
Resurrection

Resurrection

It’s the day after Easter, but before you go thinking I am comparing my career or any part of my life to that of Jesus (for instance, I am way older than he ever got), I just wanted to drop a quick note here about Easter and new starts: a resurrection of my passion,...

Guest Post: No More Words by Jim Lambert

Today I have a special guest: Jim Lambert, a friend, sci-fi writer, and a fellow Terry Pratchett fan. Despite sharing our last name, we are not related. At least not that we know of. It has become a standard joke and greeting at parties: the Lamberts, not related....

Resolutions

After quickly slamming four beers the other night, I stopped drinking. I decided it was time to make some resolutions, even though it isn’t the New Year. With some of the things I am going through personally, it became clear that some things needed to be determined...
Letting Go

Letting Go

This is one of the more personal posts you will see on this blog, and one of the only statements I will make publicly about what is going on in my personal life at the moment.  Divorce is an ugly word, even though we know over half of marriages will end that way,...

Complusion

We often joke in this country about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and all the things that come with it. I’ve even heard the joke, and repeated it, that it should be CDO, so the letters are in the proper order, as they should be.  But to those who suffer from it, and...
First, Let me Take a Selfie

First, Let me Take a Selfie

We’ve all heard the annoying song. But what is a selfie really, if not a digital mirror of sorts. Well, a mirror that gets shared on Instagram, Twitter, and if you are enough of a public figure, criticized by politicians everywhere. But now and then, for instance at a...

The Risk of Freedom

“I can do whatever I want. It’s a free country.” Well sort of. But we won’t start that debate here. Instead, we will apply this to authors. Because I have seen it happen even over the last week. Less. You see independent actually means you are dependent on other...

Victory

In the wake of the Super Bowl, it is sure there will be blogs today about victory, even about cheating, horrible calls, incredible catches, disgusting injuries, and more. The talk will center around football: who won, who should have won, who feels robbed of the one...