1. The big exciting thing from this past week I think deserves it's own post, so I'll talk about that one later. 2. I pulled up 2013's Jack the Giant Slayer earlier this week. You know, I'm a little torn on that; on the one hand, it's silly, cheap-looking (especially in the costumes), it's depiction … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ and Going Back
Very excited to finally announce my next publication: a very different kind of project than any I've done before, and one that I've been working on again and off again for a year or more (I once thought it would be ready in April, which is either a testament to hope or an indictment of … Continue reading Coming Soon: ‘A Gentleman Instructed’
Warriors and chiefs! should the shaft or the swordPierce me in leading the host of the Lord,Heed not the corse, though a king's, in your path:Bury your steel in the bosoms of Gath! Thou who are bearing my buckler and bow,Should the soldiers of Saul look away from the foe,Stretch me that moment in blood … Continue reading Poem – “Song of Saul Before His Last Battle”
The definitive Batman has passed away at the all-too-young age of 66.
The irreplaceable Caroline Furlong has provided a flattering review for Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley! Go check it out at her blog, then consider picking up the book either for yourself or as a handy Christmas present for any adventure fans in your life. Also, while you're there, consider picking up her excellent sci-fi … Continue reading Perseus Corbett Review!
1. I voted this past Tuesday. Might be the last time I do, since I reject the liberal paradigm that the practice represents and I find the whole thing to be frankly absurd anyway. Though I'll probably still vote in local elections, once I settle down somewhere, since I think those are the only ones … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Voting, Veterans, Video, and a Gospel Verse
Often times addicts insist, and indeed believe, that they are in fact all right. Their decision to take another drink or what have is just that; a decision. They could stop any time they wanted just by choosing something else. "I can stop any time I want, I just don't want to." Except that this … Continue reading Thought of the Day: A Long Off-Day
Say first, of God above, or man belowWhat can we reason but from what we know?Of man, what see we but his station,From which to reason, or to which refer?Through worlds unnumbered though the God be known,'Tis ours to trace him only in our own.He who through vast immensity can pierce,See worlds on worlds compose … Continue reading Poem – From ‘An Essay on Man’
The other night I finally got around to seeing Apollo 13, and it was the most enthralling and satisfying film experience I've had in a very long time. Damn, I'd almost forgotten we used to make movies like this; gripping accounts of actually worthwhile true events, focusing on intelligent, mature, professional men working to solve … Continue reading Flash ‘Apollo 13’ Reaction