A walk to the edge of the world

A few weeks ago, while reading about the Bog Bodies of Europe, the nucleus of a story flashed into my mind. It gave me goosebumps...partly because that's what happens when something fires up my imagination, and partly because the world in which I envision it has been waiting for me to write a story in... Continue Reading →

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The starting line is a trip wire

The starting line is a trip wire. It's a great, brutal song by a band called Armed for Apocalypse (saw these guys play live w/Crowbar a couple years ago; they kicked ass). And it's also the brutal truth. Especially when you have depressive tendencies like I do, it just seems that failure is baked in.... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Well, not on Memorial Day literally, as that's come and gone...but I was catching up on my reading at According To Hoyt, and Sarah's Memorial Day post made me think. (AtH always makes me think, which is what I like most about it.) On Memorial Day, the daily MSN home-page poll asked if you flew... Continue Reading →

The thing you need most is always to be found where you fear to look. Don't let fear and doubt -- or even simply the lure of comfort -- hold you back. Go out into the storm, enter that dark cave, and face down the monster inside. h/t Searching For Dragons

Drinking from the well

A strong defense of Tolkien from Searching for Dragons: Tolkien's Appendix N. READ IT. Especially if you're not a Tolkien fan. And also if you are a fan. And even more especially if you're a fan of tabletop roleplaying games and fantasy novels and movies. Take a few short minutes and reconnect with the well from which... Continue Reading →

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