This Week I Used Magic

I didn't think I was going to make many edits to Bonewhite, the third course of my occult mystery, but as I got into it, I realized how dismally it progresses. The mystery itself is fine -- rather clever actually -- but how the story brings you there is woefully inadequate. So I'm performing surgery... Continue Reading →

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First taste of Bright Black

Here is the first bite of an opening scene, which follows directly after the events of the last two. The only real spoiler is that the narrators from the first four courses of the book return in the last, which is narrated by the beautiful Milan, the chef's enigmatic familiar. Cover image by Esao Andrews “Could... Continue Reading →

The Best Songs You Missed (#2)

Most evenings, I post a song on social media — what I call the soundtrack to tonight — and add it to an ongoing playlist covering all genres of music. Here are the five best songs you missed in the last couple weeks. And here is the full ongoing playlist for those following along at home. (I... Continue Reading →

The Case Against Dark Matter

The Case Against Dark Matter: A proposed theory of gravity does away with dark matter, even as new astrophysical findings challenge the need for galaxies full of the invisible mystery particles.| Quanta Magazine Once upon a time, we attributed fire to a mysterious substance called phlogiston -- literally, Greek for "that which burns" -- because... Continue Reading →

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