FLASHBACK – Red Dreams

After discovering that self-publishing was a valid and attainable way to release books the world opened up to me. Suddenly it was a matter of WHEN and HOW I wanted to put work out. There were several options out there but the one I went with was Amazon's Create Space, a self-pub platform that put… Continue reading FLASHBACK – Red Dreams

FLASHBACK – This Beautiful Darkness

The time between the release of Back From Nothing and its follow up seems like an eternity. After releasing my first book I had the sudden realization of...OK, now what? Now what, indeed. It's all well and good to want to get a book out and to accomplish that, however you do it, but then… Continue reading FLASHBACK – This Beautiful Darkness

FLASHBACK – Back From Nothing

Let's travel back in time to where everything began, my first book - Back From Nothing. I was in my late teens when I really became serious about writing. I had joined some friends in working on 'zines and was writing my own stories. I fell in love with story writing as an early teen… Continue reading FLASHBACK – Back From Nothing

Digging Up Graves

I have to be honest that I am a little curious whether everyone understands that all of us has a past. I keep seeing that folks decide from time to time to target this person or that and then dig, dig, dig into their lives - it’s so easy if you’re a celebrity because so… Continue reading Digging Up Graves

Honor The Material – OR – Warner Bros. Is a Hot Mess

There’s something both heartbreaking and chillingly relevant to the time we live in as we watch the mess that is Warner Bros/Discover + flail about in the dark for some sort of direction. Seeing them shelve movies that were made for millions and millions of dollars so they can get a tax break is about… Continue reading Honor The Material – OR – Warner Bros. Is a Hot Mess

The Con Game Carries On – It’s Harder Than It Looks Edition

It’s been a bit of time since I have been to a convention as a ‘fan’. Since I became a vendor I tend to not want to go unless I am vending or, well, behind the scenes. I don’t have the sort of available funds to buy up all the awesome things I want or… Continue reading The Con Game Carries On – It’s Harder Than It Looks Edition

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