• Did You Know That February is National Library Lover’s Month?

    I didn’t. Until I happened upon this article. I was actually floored. I was baffled, horrified, to find that I’d forgotten about the wonder and magic of libraries. As a kid I lived and breathed libraries. Full disclosure, my mother was an actual, real live, breathing, librarian. When I wasn’t at school I was at the library, being babysat by Tolkien, Asimov, and L’Engle. After years of my young childhood being given free rein among the card catalogs (yes, the paper cards were real! Alphabetizing and the Dewey Decimal System were a thing! No computers!) and book stacks, the magic began to wear off in high school. In high school,…

  • Leveling up my Writing Game

    I’ve been thinking about my writing and publishing game lately. I’ll be honest…the drama of the past 1.5 years due to Covid and politics, had sucked on my soul and drained away my will to write. For the last several months I’ve barely had the energy to write a handful of pages each sit down and am now still only at about 44k words of a hopeful 100k. It’s pretty bad. I’ve tried other distractions to get my brain to barf out words in the correct order to little use. Games, reading, videos, everything was also met with a feeling of bleh. Lately I’ve been trying to level up my…

  • 80’s Movies vs Modern Teens (Re-blog from 2015)

    *Reblogged from 2/2015 with revisions to grammar/clarity*  A few weeks ago I sat down with my two sons (ages 9 and 13) and showed them their first cheesy-but-awesome-classic 80’s fantasy movie. Their reactions were an interesting mix of the expected and unexpected, and I felt suddenly very old. I watched the movie with new eyes. Older eyes. And something dawned on me.  It was cheesy, but it was still awesome.  The storytelling and imagination of the 80’s is unparalleled in today’s movies. Today few movies encourage children to use their imaginations, to seek alien worlds in a decrepit theme park ride cart, or the meta thought of a boy reading a book, about a boy reading…

  • Welcome to my Blog!

    Hello, my friends! I’ve had to revamp my website a few times due to constraints found after the fact and unfortunately my blog posts were a victim. That being said I am now trying to locate copies of the old blog posts to re-post, but it may take a while.