CoronaChan Lives!

Today, I’d like to share with you a nice little review of the Amazon top title, CoronaChan: Spreading the Love, by Aaron Giddings over at Sticks, Stories, and Scotch.  This really is a great collection of works by authors with considerably smaller audiences than they deserve, and the fact...

Viva Le Roi!

Over the last decade the internet has collectively decided that any holiday celebrated by Christians or Americans should be marked with lots of snarky condescension and derision of the celebration.  In that spirit, let’s take this Bastille Day to remember that the birth of the French Republic was accompanied...

The Absolute Madman

If your soul could use a little chicken soup, give A Man For All Seasons, a watch.  When Robert Bolt used the words All Seasons  in the title, he meant it.  And thoughtful modern viewers will find themselves sympathizing and understanding the plight of Saint Thomas More as he stands...

On the Penultimate Men

Celebrate your independence from authors that hate you, the good, the beautiful, and the true.  You should pick up your copy of The Penultimate Men today, and I’ll tell you why. For starters, it includes a new Morty and Kyrus story from Schuyler Hernstrom.  If you have read any...

The Death of the American Conversation

Why are things so shrill now? We used to have big, sprawling conversation that roamed all over the place.  We used to talk about politics a little bit, and the latest sporting event a little bit, and the latest big TV show event a little bit, and the weather,...

The Humanity

This is what the site of the Hindenberg disaster looks like these days. With just a simple plaque immortalizing the victims of the terrible accident. It’s on a military base, so it doesn’t get many visitors these days.  I stopped to say a few Aves for thee, lads.  Godspeed...

The Summer of The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is now widely recognized among honest brokers as a flagrant bit of squid ink meant to protect his fellow Death Cultists.  As Miller himself admits, “[The] power to stir fears… was not entirely based on illusion, of course; the paranoid, real or pretended, always secretes its...

New Project – For the Wargamers

For those of you interested in the hobbyist portion of this blog, allow me to point you to the thing that has been keeping me too busy to throw write-ups on gaming thoughts onto this page:  The Joy Of Wargaming.  With new videos up every other day, it’s been...

A Bundle of Capes

Here’s a great way for you to fill up your reading queue for not a lot of cash. The Up, Up and Away Superheroes Bundle – Curated by Kevin J. Anderson: If reading is your kryptonite, I’ve put together a superpowered StoryBundle—thirteen books with marvelous heroes, supervillains, secret identities,...

T-Bird and Throttle #3

My hard copy order of Josh Howard’s T-Bird and Throttle arrived a week or so ago, and it got buried beneath a pile of other things. Last night, while zonked out on allergy meds, I reached for the shelf and the timing of grabbing TB&T couldn’t have been better.  It...