Change Of Plans

Like everyone else on the planet, things here have been disrupted.

The Making of a Geek Part Six: Ninten-does It All

In exchange for not paying for cable for a year, my parents decided to replace our crappy old TV with a much larger one, and a Nintendo Entertainment System. That was Christmas of 1989.

Magic and Patrons

Just a short post on how sources of magic change the tone of magic in fiction and gaming.

Scrivener: Why?

Don’t knock on my door with your tracts and hard-sells. I don’t need to hear the good news of Scrivener.

Do The Work

This has nearly nothing to do with writing, and everything to do with gaming, math, and goofing off. But it’s still work!

The Making of a Geek Part Two: Wargamin’

While trying to find issues of Legion of Super-Heroes that my eyes fell on a large box, featuring a purple sky and lines of barbed wire across the front. “BLITZKRIEG” it proclaimed in red letters.

The Victorian Internet

There’s valuable insight here for the generations growing up with the total connectivity of the modern Web.


Why not have another tool in the box, an trick arrow in the quiver?

Writing Begets Writing

In sitting down this week to write a Space Opera-y short story, I started generating a lot more non-fiction than fiction.

Do The Work

This has nearly nothing to do with writing, but it’s still work!

On Looking to the Past

My heart belongs to rockets and starships and thousands of worlds and tramp freighters and mighty fleets.