Aftermath

It’s January 7, 2021, and the dust is still settling. I had a hard time sleeping last night and yes, it was because of what happened in Washington, D.C., yesterday. My wife and I turned in around ten but it was 11:30 or so before I finally fell asleep. I was that upset about the…

Civil War II, anyone?

I used to think that America could survive anything. I’m not so sure anymore. Almost all elected officials concede peacefully when they lose a re-election bid. Now we have a President who can’t face the reality that he LOST and I swear he wants to take the whole country down with him. We are supposed…

J. Michael Straczynski IS Superman

I don’t normally go in for book reviews. I’ve never had a lot of use for them, and not just because I’ve gotten some bad ones. Reviews are, after all, one person’s opinion and nothing more. A critic may hate a book that I adore, or vice versa. I’m loathe to push my opinion on…

Space Geek for life

I’m sitting at my computer wearing a SPACE GEEK t-shirt my wife bought for me a couple of years ago. I wear it proudly because I’ve always been a space geek and I always will be whether it pertains to the real-world or the realm of science fiction and fantasy. Today I was in full…

Clive Cussler — In Memoriam

During my freshman year of high school, I ran across a movie on TV that would end up having a profound influence on my life’s path. It was called Raise the Titanic and although as movies go it’s really not that good, it led me to the novels of Clive Cussler, who passed away last…

Here we go again

I’m gearing up to release the fourth installment in the Port Mason series, The Mayor. The manuscript is going through the final edits, the cover art is ready, and I’m itching to get this one out. I finished the final draft of The Mayor at the end of May, 2019, and soon got my editor to work…

That time we parents dread…

My daughter is about to start driving. I can’t believe it. After her upcoming 15th birthday, I’m taking her to the DMV to get her learner’s permit. She’s already passed the classroom course and, ever since taking it, has pointed out everything I do wrong behind the wheel. Something about that seems familiar… I’m approaching…

September, 2017 update

I really do let too much time pass between blog posts. I’m told that frequent blogging helps increase my web presence, which theoretically helps book sales so in the interest of blatant self-promotion, here it goes. I’m hard at work on the fourth story in the Port Mason series, tentatively called The Mayor. There have…