Nugget: Scars

I originally left this in a comment on Gloria Liu’s blog. Scars are trophies of a life well-lived. It’s no different than a book with dog-eared pages, really — there’s a certain degree of love and respect for material things (bodies included) that results in a bit of damage-by-familiarity. Those little imperfections, the same things … Read more

Book Burnout

For the first time in my life, I think I’m getting sick of reading. Maybe it’s just bad selection of books right now — I’m stuck in the middle of three different books — and I just can’t seem to find any traction with any of them. Maybe it’s that in 2017, I absolutely crushed … Read more

Awesome Web Reads: February 2018

GQ had a great interview with Quincy Jones. John Perry Barlow, founder of the EFF died early in the month. Kottke shared his 25 Principles of Adult Behavior In saecula saeculorum was a thought-provoking look at the eras of an empire. Tim Ferriss has a great (and short) podcast called The 9 Habits to Stop … Read more

Reconsidering the Blog

For various reasons, I am reconsidering the amount of time and effort I put into writing for this blog. There are positives and negatives to having this thing, however, and I am contemplating those lately as I think about whether or not it’s worth it to continue (most likely) and how much I should write for it (TBD).

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Novel Excerpt

Here’s an except from my novel that’s in-progress. Just a tidbit from the first draft. Shows some definite influences of Stephenson’s Snow Crash to be sure, but I’m pretty pleased about how things are progressing, at least in quality, if not the speed. Feel free to fire back with thoughts. This whole globalization thing has … Read more

Elevator from the Past

The idea for this post came from WordPress’s “365 Days of Writing Prompts“. The premise is to write a scene in which you are trapped in an elevator with someone from your past. I briefly imagined a situation in which I was trapped with one of the people who tormented me throughout my school years. … Read more