Haruki Murakami is right. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
This is a metaphor for anger and the need for control I've found useful, even if I don't consistently apply it.
If you haven't read TRANSFORMATION, Carol Berg's debut and the first Rai-Kirah novel, you're missing out.
As a married man, I have no business using Tinder. And because of the way I see my wife and marriage, I have no desire to do so either.
Google's "Perspective" is just another high-tech band-aid for a diseased society.
You may have heard about how I met my wife Catherine before, but I saw a painting that made me want to tell it again.
I was recently reminded of the passing of Katy Sozaeva, one of my first fans and rave reviewers.
If the only John Galt you know is the rabble-rouser from Ayn Rand's last novel, I'm about to drop some knowledge on you.
I'm not a 10x developer, but managers keep mistaking me for Atlas and asking me to take the world on my shoulders. It used to be flattering, but I've come to think that it's not only a burden on me but a profoundly dangerous business practice.
If you're writing because you expect a payoff instead of doing it for yourself, you might be doing it for the wrong reasons.
Retrieving old instruments and books from a storage unit gave me cause to stop and reflect on my life thus far.
Video games might not be athletic events despite the rise of esports notwithstanding, but good sportsmanship might make better gamers.
Co-opting/appropriation or not, but "We Are Not Things" is a slogan workers need.
Just sharing some Captain America art I found on Reddit
I don't mind working hard. I hate doing repetitive, tedious work.
Somebody posted a thread on Reddit asking what other people think of 'PC culture'. Here's what I think.
Though we now have a demagogue for a President, we shouldn't yield to despair or to reactionaries. A better world is coming, and we can make it happen.
An overview of the use of system UI fonts in stylesheets, with ideas on how to do the same with serif and monospace fonts.
Catherine brought back a copy of L. Jagi Lamplighter's PROSPERO LOST from Australia. Here's my review.
People who tell you to write what you know don't know a damn thing.
Indie SF author Ellis Morning makes an excellent debut with BLOOD'S FORCE.
A blog post about how I go about creating characters, inspired by Reddit.
Sally Wiener Grotta's THE WINTER BOY is an excellent post-collapse feminist fantasy novel from Pixel Hall Press
British SF author Ellie Garratt was kind enough to interview me for her blog to help promote Without Bloodshed.
One of my fans, Matthew Cox, just put out a new book. So I bought a copy. You should, too.
My favorite character in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive got a raw deal, and I'm miffed about it.
Plugging the indie reissue of K. H. Koehler's adult supernatural thriller, The Devil You Know
A mini review of Daniel Swenson's indie fantasy debut, Orison.
I got my copy of George R. R. Martin's A DANCE WITH DRAGONS today.