Misanthropy, Though Not in Timon’s Manner

Yes, this post is about doing misanthropy right, because there is a right and a wrong way… at least, if you want to be a celebrated writer (and a sane human being). But the means by which I arrived at such a thought, with enough force to incite me to write a blog post, means that […]

Prodigal Published! (And More)

I was hoping to get this out earlier, but, it’s been a busy week, or, well, week and a half. I mentioned a while back that my story “Prodigal” was forthcoming in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Well, it’s in the December 2016 issue, which may or may not be on newstands already, but which […]


My short story “Prodigal” appeared in the December 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. It was, in fact, honored as being the cover story , with cover art to match: the first time a story of mine was honored in this way. “Prodigal” is a story with a long history. I originally drafted it […]

My First Car Accident (Er, Okay, Second)

Edit: By the light of day, I realize that what I’ve written up below was my second car accident; the first happened on the first night I went out driving with my dad, the day I received my learner’s license in Middle School. The similarities to this case are a bit surprising: it was also […]

Gamma Planet: Planning a Playground

So, the tabletop RPG group I’m running? We play Lamentations of the Flame Princess, but as I’ve mentioned before, D&D isn’t the only game I’ve loved. As I’ve mentioned before, one of my oldest RPG loves was the postapocalyptic RPG Gamma World: Back in junior high school, I was rather unaware of the mess that this edition actually was, […]