Mon Men – Available Now

Available today on iTunes  the first episode of a podcast project I’m undertaking with a friend: Mon Men! We’ll be taking a biweekly journey through the Pokedex to discuss Pokemon design (Mon Mods), Hypothesizing what they’d be doing IRL (It’s a Mon’s World), and ending each episode discussing which Pokemon we think would make the…

Desolation – New Novel WiP

Even if you cannot remember you need to know and read here that you are someone. Hold onto that. When these facts have all faded away and you feel like stopping, don’t. Move forward.

The Resolutions Post

More than a decade sitting on this one and I’m finally feeling the pull of it as being imperative rather than merely tempting.

I’ll Have a Pink Christmas Without You

Pink Christmas wastes no time at continuing and expanding on its universe and characters so effectively that this installment feels robust while leaving me wanting more.

31 in Review, Onward and Upward to 32

I make a point of marking my birthday with reviewing where I’ve come in the past year. I spoke in a prior post about the broader road traveled since I was a teenager, but my actual birthday this past Wednesday was a beautiful reminder of just how fantastic this past year has been. I can’t…

The Video Game of the Year as Chosen by my Dog, Cordy

Cordy has appeared here and there on this blog before, she’s an incomparably sweet english shepherd whose greatest tragedy is that while  she’s impossibly soft and sweet, she hates cuddling. Generally, she likes to be within arm’s reach. There’s one exception to that though. She gets very worried and affectionate when I have a video…

Doors Through Which We Might Go

I have a certain fascination with doors. I realize that in the real world, many of them don’t lead anywhere fantastic or magical. Oftentimes, the most enticing ones we see that warn of special access to employees only just lead to somewhere unremarkably industrial and pragmatic. There is one doorway that has always matched the…

The Scene is Dead, Long Live the Scene

I’ve never been much a fan of shock value art, or weird for weirdness’ sake art. It’s not a very sustainable position to convey a message that has any lasting value except as a punchline, because shock and weirdness are both relative to a given norm. I’m a fan of Punk rock precisely because the…

What Everyone Gets

“But I did okay, didn’t I? I mean, I got, what, fifteen thousand years. That’s pretty good, isn’t it? I lived a pretty long time.” “You got what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime.” -Bernie & Death, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman I’m not prone to being a numbers person, but in two weeks I turn…