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Staying Home and Saving the World

April 1, 2020

Like everyone else in the known world, my wife Lena and I have been relegated to our home in our battle against the Chinese Coronavirus. (On a related note, the compass, gunpowder, paper, pasta, and printing, are now to be known as the Chinese Compass, Chinese Gunpowder, Chinese Paper, Chinese Pasta, and Chinese Printing. It…

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Rise of the Resistance: A Hero’s Journey

February 20, 2020
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Story Mode

December 27, 2019

I am an old videogamer. I owned and played the hell out of the first Pong home console, a single box with a dial on either side for your controllers,¬†which was marketed as a date night activity. That last bit may have been a little hopeful. Today’s games are insanely fantastic by comparison. The stories,…

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The Biltmore Palace

October 31, 2019

After coming down out of the Tennessee mountains, Lena and I stopped off at the Biltmore Estate and visited the palace and grounds. Huge and grand and opulent beyond reason, the home is created entirely to impress visitors with the wealth of its owners, which it does well. This creates an interesting tension with the…

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How to Get Published in Five Easy Steps

October 15, 2019

Or not. This is the way I did it, which might or might not be helpful to you. The thing is, everyone’s story is a little different. But there are a few commonalities I’ll try to point out that might help. None of this replaces the process of research and query that everyone goes through,…

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