An Ode To The Paperback

I feel a little behind on this one as I missed Paperback Day, an annual appreciation of the paperback book, but I feel like there’s still something I wanted to say about it. As someone who is the child of readers and who grew up a reader there is something utterly wonderful and convenient about… Continue reading An Ode To The Paperback

An Ode To The Theaters

With the recent leveling of a theater I frequented as a film geek in my 20s, it occurs to me that we take those beautiful buildings for granted. Sure, we appreciate them when we need them, but when they are gone we really start to see how much they mean to who we are.  They… Continue reading An Ode To The Theaters

The Chasm of But

There is a giant chasm that lies between what we Know and what we Don’t Know. A lot can get lost there. There is the old adage that the victors of a war tell the future the facts and the story, and it’s left to us and the people past us to decide how ‘true’… Continue reading The Chasm of But

LEXI – found footage review

I have to admit that it’s interesting running across movies like LEXI, which are found footage but which I have never even read about. It makes it all the more thrilling when the film is pretty good, and friend, this one is pretty good.  Huzzah.  I think it’s weird when I don’t see anything because… Continue reading LEXI – found footage review

Just Stop

We are well past the point of reasonableness when every misdeed, indiscretion, and moment of poor judgment warrants a lawsuit. We have become a society that craves justice as long as it comes with a paycheck.  It’s become just another unfortunate part of our society, the need to punitively punish people and companies that do… Continue reading Just Stop

Buried In Clay – a poem

Ya know… I just hate to say I look towards the day Your body’s buried deep in the clay. It feels bad to think That I’ll raise up a drink To know it’s you not your behavior that stinks. In every act, word, and deed You begged of a need To feed your vast greed.… Continue reading Buried In Clay – a poem

Sit Back And Relax

Man alive, sometimes I wonder why folks even call themselves fans if they are so consistently angry and upset about the things they ‘love’. So many INSIST that their beloved source of fandom has betrayed them and the legacy of that property.  WHAT HAVE THOSE MONSTERS DONE? Take the newest Star Wars films and how… Continue reading Sit Back And Relax

Do You Remember Falling In Love?

I tend to wonder anymore if we remember what it was like to fall in love with the things we love.  In our rush to have everything at our fingertips at all times I think that convenience has made us lazy in how we consume the things we get an itch to hear, read, or… Continue reading Do You Remember Falling In Love?

You May Just Fall Off That High Horse

Are you like me and are tired, tired, tired of creatives pretending to be better than the projects they are involved in. These are folks who are hired guns and work on projects for a paycheck, whether as a creator or part of the support.Actors.  Directors.  Writers.  Musicians.  Whatever.  Every project that isn’t creator made… Continue reading You May Just Fall Off That High Horse

Another RELIQUARY IN BLACK Sample

I love this book. It's so big, and sprawling, and weird, and I wanted to give it another push because not m any folks have gotten a chance to experience it. This is a passage from deep into the book, nearing the climax. This is our main character, PuerDi, the child of two celestial beings,… Continue reading Another RELIQUARY IN BLACK Sample

Stoking the Fire

There is something utterly thrilling about the big, bombastic reveals of the San Diego Comic Con. Yes, yes, yes, it’s all a big show to get you to open your wallets, but then what isn’t, if we’re honest? From the music performers that put on personas to show how cool they are so you listen… Continue reading Stoking the Fire

Broken All This Time

Looking at the world around us, it’s hard not to wonder if we, as a species have finally broken or if we’ve been broken all this time.  Take a moment and look around.  It isn’t just the ‘street people’ who talk to themselves now, it’s a lot of us.  Our moods have shifted, our attitudes… Continue reading Broken All This Time

Getting Back Out There

For someone who doesn’t really like being around a lot of people I sorta miss events. I miss conventions. I miss putting them on and I miss vending them. I sorta miss going to them but not a ton because it just gives me angst about what I can’t afford to do or get. I… Continue reading Getting Back Out There