Literary Karaoke

Oh Dark Thirty

It’s 2:30 am, the witching hour normally reserved for caffeine-fueled policemen and bored cashiers at the 24-hour McDonald’s or gas station. And I’m getting ready for work.  Joy-infused water is … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meat is Murder but Fishes are Delicious

“I want to be a vegetarian.”My daughter surprised me with that declaration a couple days before her 16th birthday. I paused a minute to let the whole “sixteen years old” … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Obey the Law

The other day a Facebook post showed me a white police officer with the quote: “It’s really simple–obey the law, and we’ll get along just fine.” We do like our … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments


Language is both a hobby and a core component of my job. So I’m fascinated by the ways we use it. Good, useful portmanteaus are a special favorite. What’s a … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding Myself on Amazon

So I searched for my name on Amazon and to my delight, I see my two books available. Elements of Critique (Kindle) is a 30-chapter guide to performing constructive critique and … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Best Indentions

I should be posting a link to a published novel on CreateSpace right now… Instead, I’m uploading a revised copy of the manuscript, after which I’ll have to wait (again) … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

A View on Israel

This is a long post from about a year ago, written by Sam Harris, noted atheist (or perhaps anti-theist). As with any complex issue, the subject of Israel and the … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

War and Peace

A military blog posted this link, and I found it at various turns compelling, fascinating, disturbing, and inspiring.  The Fallen of WWII I’d love to hear your thoughts, but if … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment


Tomorrow is my birthday. As I type, my wife is driving a van full of kids around the base and the community to spoil me with presents and my favorite … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:
? First published in 1931, this ambitious “Histomap” by John B. Sparks attempts to distil four thousand years of world history starting in 2000 B.C. The…

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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