Of course, all the old Likes and Comments from the old place are gone, but WordPress is probably a better fit in the long run, so onward!
it so happens that there's no way an author can include every single bit of backstory, every tiny morsel of world-building, and still manage to tell a well-paced tale. there are always crumbs after baking and bits of batter clinging to the bowl. i sweep all that up and dump it into a "frags" file,... Continue Reading →
One of the reasons I tend not to have political discussions anymore -- and there are many -- is the prevalent assumption that if you are critical of something, you must be advocating legislative action against it (because clearly bans and legal restrictions are our only weapons). Such acts may succeed in curtailing an activity, but more... Continue Reading →
The United States gets a lot of bad press around the world -- not without reason. Still, these days I often tell people I'm proud to be an American, although that wasn't always so. For most of my life, it's been cool to hate on the stars and stripes. So when I was younger, mostly... Continue Reading →