I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. I did until the heart-breaking news out of Sri-Lanka broke. At present there is no comment that I could make about the incident that would not be outright hateful, so I’ll hold my tongue and offer up my sorrow-laden prayers until my usual Catholic stoicism re-asserts itself. In … More Breaking Fast
An interesting read about Werewolf lore from The Orthosphere… via With a Werewolf by My Side
Without Archbishop Vigano’s participation, I knew the recent Vatican summit on sexual abuse by the clergy was going to be a farce. Without Vigano in attendance, the gathered bishops could, with little resistance, pretend with the world at large that the Roman Catholic Church has a pedophilia problem when, in fact, the evidence suggests that … More The Summit of Hypocrisy and the Depths of Apathy
There is a prejudice in modern SF so nearly ubiquitous that it can be considered a trope. I’m talking about the assumption that the more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the less religious it will be. While this prejudice is normally implicit in a lot of science fiction, the assumption was stated explicitly not too … More Galactic Christendom: A Short History
Elpida Kallistos has a secret. You see, on the outside she is the confident, ultra-competent corporate embodiment of Grrrl power. On the inside however, a gnawing self-doubt is eating her alive. Despite her best efforts to lose herself in her career, the ticking of her biological clock is a constant reminder that she is deep … More A Traitor to Dreams – A Book Recommendation
This is from friggin’ Italy! We in the USA have got to come up with a ten story tribute for the President. I particularly like the Putin shoulder guard. Looks like the Italians know who is the top Alpha Male on the world stage. Quick, someone let Mueller know.
In the Afterword of my latest novel, I thank a small number of people who helped with the writing of the book. Benjamin Cheah is one of the three beta-readers I thank for their attention and critique. So, who is this Cheah fellow? The short answer is that Benjamin is a fellow writer who is … More Benjamin Cheah