Category Archives: Thoughts
Just me and my words
Writing is a lonely business. This is not a cry for help, more of a statement of fact. It consists mainly of sitting alone punching a keyboard or scribbling in a notebook, punctuated with long, empty pauses as you stare … Continue reading
These things are true
Nice is not as good as kind. Petting a cat or dog is quick way to feel better. Portion sizes on food labels were written by people who clearly don’t like to eat. If you love books, you will always … Continue reading
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Last week Spider-Man: Far From Home came out. Did I see it? I did! Inspired by the most New York of all super-heroes, I’ve written a few haiku to honor him. No spoilers. What is his weakness? Is it the … Continue reading
Don’t fill up on bread!
When I was a kid and went out for dinner with my folks, the refrain was always the same, “Don’t fill up on bread!” That’s really hard because bread is delicious and when you add butter, who could resist? Also, … Continue reading
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Good Luck or Bad
What is to be lucky? For most of us, it means that good things happen to lucky people. If you have an attractive partner or a good job, the response is that person is “Lucky.” Which is a weirdly passive … Continue reading
The latest Godzilla movie, Godzilla, King of the Monsters is full of amazing fights between Kaiju, AKA giant monsters. Hoping to continue the trend, studios have announced the following spin-offs. Godzilla versus Low Self-Esteem- After destroying Tokyo for the umpteenth … Continue reading
Why am I doing this?
Why do I write? That’s a question often asked of writers. Of course, there are the stock answers, “I have stories to tell”, or “I’m compelled to by my nature.” There are few writers who don’t feel that way, myself … Continue reading
Game of Endings
Now that Game of Thrones is over, I’m going to reveal my predictions that I sealed in a cursed and locked cylinder at the Citadel. A maester riding an unmarked mule has just arrived so now I can reveal predictions … Continue reading
What do you do with an empty dungeon?
So, you’ve cleared out a dungeon. All the monsters are slain, the traps disarmed and the treasure looted. Most adventurers move on to the next quest. Let me tell you this, those people are fools! FOOLS! They are leaving gold … Continue reading
Is anyone reading this?
Here’s a question for my fellow writers, does anyone read what you write? Sometimes it feels as though I’m shouting on a dead planet. Please forgive my dramatic imagery. I know that ultimately, you must write for yourself first. You … Continue reading
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