The Senate Impeachment Trial begins today and I find myself of two minds on the question of witnesses. (Yes, I know it's going to be a week before the issue comes up properly.) Part of me wants the whole thing over as quick as possible. Acquit the President and let's get DC on to … Continue reading Impeachment
Another Show not to give a rodent's rump about. https://youtu.be/iYtyQAXkUkc
As last evening tilted towards nighttime in my part of the world, my social media feeds began filling with the news that Christopher Tolkien had died. The last living Inkling, Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (21 Nov 1924 to 15 Jan 2020), may well have been merely an interesting historical note, a minor scholar or writer always overshadowed by … Continue reading Christopher Tolkien R.I.P.
Canada has produced the two of the three greatest song lyricists in modern history, Leonard Cohen and Neil Peart. And while I've always liked Cohen, I absolutely loved Peart. I've never like big crowds, so I didn't go to many of the large scale concerts. There's probably less than a half-dozen other big name bands … Continue reading Neil Peart R.I.P.
I confess that I judge books by their covers all the time. For Instance, if I see one or more cool looking starships or mechs on a cover, I'm going to judge that book worthy of closer look. I will click on the description or, if it's a dead tree version, flip it to read … Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers
And by 'we' I mean those of us who eschew the nihilism of Grimdark. Hugo and Dragon Award nominee, Benjamin Cheah Kai Wai recently posted: 'This world is a dark world. Open a newspaper and see for yourself. Murder, genocide, civil war, assaults, rapes, kidnapping, sex trafficking, corruption, on and on, and endless litany of … Continue reading Why We Write What We Write
Al Capone, as we all know, was finally brought down by an investigation into tax fraud. Perhaps it shall likewise be investigations into fiscal mischief that finally relieves our Church of her present inept and immoral leadership. https://youtu.be/vfoiNytkP2Q
If Good God is willing and the creek don't rise, I plan to launch Faith and Empire, the second book of my Holy Terran Empire space opera soon after this coming Easter. Along with it, I will be re-launching the series' first book with a brand spanking-new cover. I am muy mucho excited to be … Continue reading Cover Art Sneak Peak
Predictably, Ricky Gervais, the atheist sodomite who called the glitterati gathered for the Golden Globe Awards "Perverts" (got to love the irony!) and other choice words, has come under attack from lefties everywhere. But this prickly pixie isn't bending over and taking it (at least, not this time). No, this is a fightin' fairy who … Continue reading More Golden Globe Goodness