I'm back. After a long hiatus, I've returned to cultivating this blog. For those of you wondering, these past several months I've been working on my fiction writing. After my first wave of horror and sci fi short stories were rejected and/or ignored, I finally sold a story. My post-apocalyptic piece Big Dead Noise is... Continue Reading →
That awful moment . . .
It happened today. The thing we've all been trying to avoid; the pain that we don't dare speak of. But sometimes fate rides on the wind, and it doesn't matter how fast you run. Then it happens—that awful moment when you realize you can't get away, that the fires of perdition will burn and you... Continue Reading →
The Fickle Muse or: Oh Muse, Oh Muse, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Throughout time, mankind has tried to rationalize the true source of inspiration. Though some artists attribute their oeuvre to their own hard work and diligence, there are still many who say it came from a source outside of themselves. This outer creative influence can take many forms: The Muse: This always makes me think of... Continue Reading →
And the award goes to . . .
This week we had the Grammy awards, which allowed the music world to recognize their own in spectacular and splendid fashion. In the blogging world—from time to time—we have our own ways of recognizing those that stand out. And wouldn't cha know, Kalley over at Blogging While Nursing has given Five Things at Once the... Continue Reading →
George Lucas, Please Stop Talking
With the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D today, Star Wars is in the limelight once again. This should be a good thing. However, lately it seems whenever Star Wars is in the news, controversy is soon to follow. This week was no exception. Fanboys set the Internet ablaze when—during an interview with The... Continue Reading →
New Study Reports Spanking Kids Can Lower IQ And Harm Development
A new study by Canadian researchers shows spanking children can do more harm than previously thought, including causing “long-term developmental damage and may even lower a child’s IQ.” Currently banned in 32 countries, physical punishment is still an accepted practice in large parts of the world. The researchers behind this study hope parents can take... Continue Reading →
Two Great Drives: How Super Bowl 2012 Embodied The American Experience
It was that time of year again. You didn’t want to be left out, so you broke out the chips, got a beer, and parked it in front of the TV. You’ve were told this was going to be the nature of competition at its best, but instead you were assailed by America’s free market... Continue Reading →