sketches

Sketch of me

April 16, 2021
I’ve always heard that sketching yourself was supposed to be hard. To be honest, I didn’t find this any more...
quotes

Poetic Physics

April 15, 2021
And thus no force, however great, can pull a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line that shall be absolutely...
reviews

Instrument of Omens

April 14, 2021
by: David Ashura Somewhere in the preface to the first book, David mentions that his source of inspiration revolves around...
thoughts

Irrational Rationality

March 23, 2021
Why do some people believe clearly false ideas? It’s a question I’ve been turning over in my mind for… ah,...
reviews

Spinning Silver

March 22, 2021
by Naomi Novik Okay, so having read “A Deadly Education”, I decided to finally go back and read “Spinning Silver”,...
reviews

A Deadly Education

March 15, 2021
by Naomi Novik This was a delightful book, and the problem with delightful books is they’re hard to critique. Instead...
reviews

Shadow and Bone

March 9, 2021
This book— oops sorry, these books are well written. Actually, let’s start there first: in my head, they’re a single...
thoughts

An Illusion of Distance

February 16, 2021
One doesn’t exist. Does that sound strange, or is it obvious? On the one hand 1, the word ‘one’ means...
thoughts

Deceitful Logic

February 13, 2021
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m becoming convinced that logic cannot prove anything. Or, perhaps, I should say it cannot...
sketches

Conan (Sketch)

February 10, 2021
I almost called this one “I hate plaid.” I chose the reference photo because of his smile, which is very...
thoughts

The Honorable Judge Aaron Hayman

February 9, 2021
So, I’m having a rather entertaining debate with a friend on Facebook who thinks the election was stolen. We are...
quotes

They Laughed

February 7, 2021
They laughed at Columbus and they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. Carl...
quotes

Categorical Illusion

February 2, 2021
There is no reason whatever to believe that there is a disembodied reason or that the world comes neatly carved...
reviews

Heaven's River

February 1, 2021
by Dennis E. Taylor Okay. Sci-fi, clearly, if the book cover didn’t clue you in. Heaven’s River is the fourth...
quotes

Just Wars

January 30, 2021
That’s the thing with Just Wars - they never end and never will because Justice is a weak god with...
quotes

Tyranny

January 29, 2021
Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of...
thoughts

Certain Doubt

January 29, 2021
I’m pretty sure I’m broken. I had a ~conversation~ debate with my boss; he literally owns the business of which...
quotes

The Perfect Point of Light

January 28, 2021
Think about the people closest to you. There won’t be a soul among them with whom you’ve never disagreed. You...
quotes

Unwaning Woe

January 28, 2021
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute...
stories

Cognito Integration

January 27, 2021
The idea for this book comes from the surge of popularity of the LitRPG genre. For those unfamiliar, this is...
thoughts

Argumentative Assertion

January 26, 2021
Argument by Assertion: An informal fallacy whereby a proposition is enforced by assertion rather than any actual proof. See Also:...
sketches

Nolan (my youngest)

January 23, 2021
OMG that hair. It’s the first thing anybody sees when Nolan totters into a room. It’s always a mess; cameras...
sketches

Fiona (my daughter)

January 22, 2021
She’s four and has mastered several cute poses, ones she’s unashamed of assuming the moment the camera is pointed at...
sketches

Brother Sketch

January 21, 2021
My brother, Mike. I sketched this from a photo I took on a recent vacation our two families did together...
sketches

Flowers

January 20, 2021
My first “sketch”, although calling it a sketch may not be accurate. I worked on it off and on for...
updates

Sketches and Stories

January 20, 2021
I’ve reconsidered having “First Chapters” as a separate navigation category. I’m still keeping the tag, but I’m moving First Chapter...
reviews

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

January 19, 2021
by Becky Chambers I came across this book from a recommendation list published by… The Verge, I think? Or somewhere....
thoughts

Contradiction

January 17, 2021
What’s the term for a statement that contradicts itself if it’s true? Is that a paradox? I’ve been thinking through...
thoughts

Angry

November 12, 2020
I don’t want to be angry. And I’m not. But I am tired of people trying to make me angry....
thoughts

Begging Questions

October 22, 2020
Begging the question: A logical fallacy whereby a presupposed conclusion drives the questions of the argument to support the conclusion....
writing

iOS Writing Bliss

September 13, 2020
I have absurd requirements when it comes to writing. A big part of this comes from the fact that I’ve...
stories

The Devil's Bargain

May 20, 2020
The walls were rough-hewn stone, cold, unaffected by the fire of wrought iron torches that cast dancing shadows. The room...
updates

Added First Chapters

May 20, 2020
Sometimes I get an idea stuck in my head for a book. When this happens, I’ve found the best thing...
writing

Iteration

May 19, 2020
I’ve been somewhat astounded by just how similar writing is to software development 1. This is probably a self fulfilling...
writing

Work and Play

January 14, 2020
I first started writing a couple of years ago. I did it on a whim. I was tired of reading...
stories

One Hundred Wives

June 1, 2019
I stare at a teacup and silently watch the steam rise as it sends up whiffs of the exotic past...
stories

Absence

May 19, 2019
I never despised your presence, which warmed my house into a home. I never hated your voice, which thawed my...
reviews

A Pattern of Light and Shadow

May 17, 2019
by Melissa McPhail I started reading these books about the time my eldest son fell ill, trapping me on the...
stories

Doors

April 5, 2019
The boy walked through the door to another world. He slowly stepped over to a table, his table, and took...
reviews

Magic Bitter Magic Sweet

April 3, 2019
by Charlie N. Holmberg First, I’m a pretty big fan of Holmberg. I read her Paper Magician series a while...
updates

Reviews

March 29, 2019
I’ve added a reviews section to my website today. These are not intended to be unbiased reviews. Indeed, I aim...
reviews

Kingkiller Chronicles

March 29, 2019
Name of the Wind & Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss If I had to point out one defining aspect...
reviews

Six Sacred Swords

March 27, 2019
by Andrew Rowe I think the biggest surprise to me in this book was that I had unwittingly read other...
updates

What to Expect

March 25, 2019
Welcome to my new blog! Mostly, this is a place for me to share my short stories and post any...
stories

Facets of Love

February 15, 2019
“What is love?” asked the boy of the tortoise. The tortoise said nothing at first, then slowly shifted his head...