Archive for all posts in 2020

Goodfellas 2020-12-29 07:00:00-05:00

One of the greatest of American films generally, and certainly the most incisive and insightful one about the criminal life.

The Visualization Trigger 2020-12-28 07:00:00-05:00

Sometimes I get ideas for a project by way of nothing but a potential piece of cover art.

The Function Of Fantasy, As Per Lynda Barry 2020-12-26 17:00:00-05:00

Fantasy can be used as a distraction, but its job is to give us new ways to look at what's around us every day,

Those Damn Darlings 2020-12-24 07:00:00-05:00

To kill them or not kill them?

Some Possible Nexts 2020-12-20 07:00:00-05:00

Discussing four future projects of mine that all took shape this year.

Now Exhale, Already 2020-12-19 16:00:00-05:00

This year did leave its mark on me. I only now see this.

Kid Stuff, In Theory 2020-12-11 16:00:00-05:00

The single hardest thing I could try to write would be a children's book.

Not Enough There There 2020-12-10 07:00:00-05:00

With many of the stories I've taken up only to abandon, what was most interesting to me about them seemed impossible to communicate to others.

The Seven Deadly Sins, Over And Over Again 2020-12-09 16:00:00-05:00

On a narrow, reductionist view of fiction (and not a very good one, for that reason).

Rogress Preport, December 2020 Edition 2020-12-08 07:00:00-05:00

Time for a look back and a look forward: what I did and what I'm doing.

The Anatomy Of Addiction (God) 2020-12-07 16:00:00-05:00

A thunderous fusion of jazz and industrial rock, way out of print but absolutely worth seeking out.

Hard, Soft, And Squishy 2020-12-04 16:00:00-05:00

I don't care if SF is possible, I care if it's plausible.

The Disinhibition Prescription 2020-12-04 07:00:00-05:00

On creativity: The opposite of inhibition is disinhibition, not uninhibition; an act, rather than a state.

Game Over Player One 2020-12-03 16:00:00-05:00

What's sad about Ready Player One (and Two): the commanding power cultural nostalgia holds over people in bad times is worth exploring. Just not in a story like that.

Minimal Headwordspace 2020-12-02 16:00:00-05:00

2020 just about killed my enthusiasm for reading, which was finicky to begin with.

The Process (Skinny Puppy) 2020-12-01 07:00:00-05:00

"The album that killed Skinny Puppy", an only partly realized concept record about a cult movement, has much to recommend it after 25 years.

Thinking Inside The (X)Box 2020-11-30 07:00:00-05:00

The latest toy in the house: an XBOX S.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 5: The Characters 2020-11-29 16:00:00-05:00

An introduction to the roster of characters for "Welcome To The Fold", starting with the leads.

Drafts Just Point The Way 2020-11-28 16:00:00-05:00

Drafts of a work are experiments. They just point the way, and help you narrow it further.

The Thanks I Gave 2020-11-27 16:00:00-05:00

This year I did something I'd long avoided: I hosted Thanksgiving at my place. (For three.)

'Flight Of The Vajra', Remastered, Is Now Available 2020-11-23 16:00:00-05:00

The "remastered" version of "Flight Of The Vajra" is now available!

Supertoys Last All Winter Long, One Hopes 2020-11-23 07:00:00-05:00

My newly uncrated Dell notebook, and my general unease about anything brand spanking new.

The Breakdown Blues 2020-11-21 07:00:00-05:00

The new laptop I picked up on the ultra-cheap lived up to the old adage that you get what you pay for.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 4: The Story 2020-11-18 07:00:00-05:00

How the influences on "Welcome To The Fold" came together to form its story.

Maybe I'm In The Wrong Line Of Work 2020-11-16 16:00:00-05:00

I've toyed with the idea of going on camera for fun and (possibly) profit. I never follow through, though.

Man Against Myth (Barrows Dunham) 2020-11-16 07:00:00-05:00

Barrows Dunham's 1947 work of popular philosophy deserves the widest possible audience in 2020.

A Bullet To The Foot 2020-11-15 07:00:00-05:00

We found a minor but unsightly formatting issue in the remaster of "Welcome To The Fold". Our bad.

The Best Is Yet To Come, He Said 2020-11-11 07:00:00-05:00

Akira Kurosawa is reputed to have said that whenever he is asked which of his films is his favorite, he replies, "My next one." A phrase I've taken to heart.

Meanwhile, Back In The Workshop 2020-11-09 16:00:00-05:00

Happenings at Chez Infinimata that are not current-events-related.

A World Waited And A World Attained, 2020 Edition 2020-11-06 16:00:00-05:00

The world awaited is not yet the world attained, but we took a step in the right direction today.

The Beatings Shall Continue, And All That 2020-11-02 12:00:00-05:00

It is not required to substitute ugly things for lovely ones in the name of some spurious bid for truth.

Stiff Upper Lip And All That 2020-11-01 18:00:00-05:00

Just a few things as the First Tuesday In November approaches.

New Blood 2020-11-01 07:00:00-05:00

On reinventing horror tropes for the modern moment.

The Todd Rundgren Effect 2020-10-31 08:00:00-04:00

What do you do when you're best known for a throwaway work?

In For A Landing 2020-10-30 17:00:00-04:00

The proof copy for the remastered "Flight Of The Vajra" has landed. With a big thud.

Malign Equivalencies 2020-10-29 17:00:00-04:00

Why "they're all terrible" is the philosophy of suckers.

Everything But The Thing In Front Of Me 2020-10-29 08:00:00-04:00

Sometimes you solve all the other problems, not this one.

Now Is All You Got 2020-10-25 08:00:00-04:00

A reason why I haven't written any time travel stories: I don't think time exists. At least, not in the sense of something we can travel through.

The Temptation Of The Scissors 2020-10-22 17:00:00-04:00

I had to fight the urge to make changes to 'Flight Of The Vajra' in its new edition.

'Welcome To The Fold', Remastered, Is Now Available 2020-10-21 08:00:00-04:00

The all-new Infinimata Press edition of my psychological thriller / fantasy / headtrip is now for sale!

The Least Worst Form Of Governance 2020-10-20 17:00:00-04:00

Two cheers for democracy, and all that.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 3: The Influences 2020-10-20 08:00:00-04:00

How everything from research on cults to classic shōjō manga fed into 'Welcome To The Fold.'

No Good Teacher Says "Don't" 2020-10-19 08:00:00-04:00

No good teacher worth their salt says "Don't do X." They say, "If you do X, this is what's involved."

Leaning Into Topical Drift 2020-10-15 17:00:00-04:00

How my new book 'Unmortal' started as "a fantasy story that discovers it's actually cyberpunk", and is now that plus something different.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 2: The Idea 2020-10-14 08:00:00-04:00

On the dual-world setting and double-life people in 'Welcome To The Fold'.

Behind The Scenes With 'Welcome To The Fold', Pt. 1: The Origins 2020-10-13 08:00:00-04:00

How my new novel 'Welcome To The Fold' started as an attempt to address roleplaying games in fiction.

Fold In 2020-10-12 08:00:00-04:00

The remastered version of my novel 'Welcome To The Fold' is almost done!

Somehow, The Wheel Keeps Turning Here 2020-10-07 16:00:00-04:00

New editions of 'Welcome To The Fold' and 'Flight Of The Vajra' are coming.

No, You Really Couldn't Make This Up If You Tried 2020-10-03 17:00:00-04:00

On the notion that if our moment in time were a story, nobody would believe a word of it.

'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned', Remastered, Is Now Available 2020-09-30 13:00:00-04:00

The "remastered" version of "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" is now available!

Pointblank 2020-09-29 17:00:00-04:00

'At Close Range', 34 years later -- and on the telling of stories about those with doomed lives.

"You Don't Have To Live With The Bloody Man" 2020-09-26 17:00:00-04:00

On portraits of the artist as a complete jackass, and why we need new kinds of stories about artists.

Next Off The Press 2020-09-26 08:00:00-04:00

I found a nice surprise waiting for me on the doorstep today: the proof copy of the newly-remastered version of "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned."

Suddenly, It's All Science Fiction 2020-09-23 18:00:00-04:00

If I didn't feel before like I was living in a science fiction novel, this year sure clinched that feeling. But not for the reasons you might think.

Why You Can't Shame The Shameless 2020-09-20 08:00:00-04:00

On the largely ineffectual ways we've grappled with the corruption of public morals.

The New Look Of 'Summerworld' 2020-09-19 18:00:00-04:00

After some puttering, I think I finally have a good new cover design for 'Summerworld'.

How Much More History Can We Live Through? 2020-09-19 08:00:00-04:00

And once we do, what do we take away from it all?

Upfront Without Being On The Nose 2020-09-18 17:00:00-04:00

For some of my books it's a lot harder than I realized to create good cover art.

The Innumeracy Of Moral Equivalency 2020-09-15 18:00:00-04:00

Why some people respond to reports of deaths in numbers with minimizing tactics.

Selecting For Stupid 2020-09-14 18:00:00-04:00

Why spam scams are illiterate by design: to weed out the skeptical and keep the suckers.

Glimpses Of The Near Future Shelf 2020-09-14 08:00:00-04:00

A look at the upcoming "remastered" editions of my books "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned", "Welcome To The Fold", and "Flight Of The Vajra".

Remastering The Back Catalogue 2020-09-12 18:00:00-04:00

On the progress of the reissue program for all my earlier books under the new Infinimata Press label.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack 2020-09-10 08:00:00-04:00

The soundtrack for my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer'.

You'll Pay To Know What You Really Feel! 2020-09-09 08:00:00-04:00

On Stjepan G. Meštrović's notion of the "postemotional society".

'The Fall Of The Hammer' Is Now Available! 2020-09-08 08:00:00-04:00

My new fantasy/adventure novel (well, it's a lot more than that, really) is now available on Kindle and in print.

Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be, Not That It Ever Was 2020-09-06 08:00:00-04:00

I don't want better versions of the past. I want a future that has the kind of better only the future can offer.

The Fix(-Up) Is In 2020-09-05 20:00:00-04:00

Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.

The Dead-Tree Difference 2020-09-01 08:00:00-04:00

In re the magic of editing on something other than a screen.

High And Low 2020-08-30 08:00:00-04:00

On the marriage of popular and artistic sensibilities (not that they were all that far from each other?)

These Last Few Touches 2020-08-29 13:00:00-04:00

'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 7: The Themes 2020-08-28 08:00:00-04:00

A discussion of the themes in my new novel, and how they are embodied there.

Blankout! Blankout! 2020-08-27 08:00:00-04:00

On the terror of facing a blank page (or screen), for the N-th time.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast 2020-08-26 17:00:00-04:00

A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.

Waiting On Proof 2020-08-25 08:00:00-04:00

Awaiting a proof copy of my new novel "The Fall Of The Hammer".

A Dream That Lasts Longer Than The Night 2020-08-24 08:00:00-04:00

"How come it is easier for us to imagine the end of the world than a modest change in our economic order?" Let me take a crack at this, including how it relates to SF.

The Lights Are On, And The Doors Will Open Shortly 2020-08-23 06:00:00-04:00

I've launched the blog landing page for my new novel, The Fall Of The Hammer! Orders will be taken real soon now!

One Week Later ... 2020-08-22 08:00:00-04:00

Calendar on the wall tells me I've been running my new blog software for about a week now. Successfully!

The Saddest Of Nightmares 2020-08-21 08:00:00-04:00

From uneasy sleep came the uneasiest of dreams.

Maybe We Can Dream Our Way Out Of It 2020-08-20 16:00:00-04:00

When we can't think our way out of it, that is.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 5: The Characters 2020-08-20 08:00:00-04:00

An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the main characters.

Blade Runner 2049 2020-08-19 08:00:00-04:00

A blueprint for how to do the impossible -- namely, follow up a classic: give it to another artist of vision and stand back.

Do The Next Thing 2020-08-18 08:00:00-04:00

Me vs. doing sequels, yet again.

Notice Anything Different? 2020-08-16 13:10:00-04:00

With my blog, that is? I hope not, as great things are afoot under the hood.

Deep Dive 2020-08-14 17:00:00-04:00

I dove deep this week into rewriting my blog software. Almost didn't come up for air.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 4: The Story 2020-08-12 08:00:00-04:00

How everything from 'The Stars My Destination' to 'Streets Of Fire' (and even 'Justice League', in a negative way!) fed into the making of my new novel.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 3: The Influences 2020-08-10 08:00:00-04:00

A rundown of some of the other stories and films that influenced 'Hammer''s growth and direction.

From Something, To Something 2020-08-08 17:00:00-04:00

With your sources for a story, it ain't where you start, it's where you end up, and how you get there.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 2: The Idea 2020-08-01 17:00:00-04:00

The alterna-past setting and backstory for my new novel, 'Fall Of The Hammer'.

Stories Of The New Weird Normal 2020-07-30 17:00:00-04:00

How to seek out stories that intelligently confront the moral complexity of the 21st century.

I Liked The Movie Better. No, Really. 2020-07-29 17:00:00-04:00

Sometimes adapting something, as one form of remaking it, can do it a favor.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 1: The Origins 2020-07-27 17:00:00-04:00

How my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer' started from a project I'd abandoned over twenty-five years ago.

Let's Not Try To Understand All This Too Quickly 2020-07-26 17:00:00-04:00

In a conversation with a friend, about the way our crazy moment in time is shaping our creative decisions, I kept coming back to a phrase I've said to myself before: "Let's not try to understand all this too quickly."

You Deserve To Know What's Up, Late July 2020 Edition 2020-07-24 17:00:00-04:00

Much hard work ensuing here at Chez Infinimata, and on multiple fronts: current book, new book, software.

Down These Mean Streets 2020-07-20 08:00:00-04:00

How much of a debt I owe not to science fiction or fantasy, but another genre: the hard-boiled noir.

Kauffmann Syndrome 2020-07-19 17:00:00-04:00

The problem with much criticism: it proceeds from the flawed premise that art is hierarchical.

The Code Hole 2020-07-19 08:00:00-04:00

I meant to blog a little more this week, but life happened, and I also stumbled face-first into what I can only call a code hole.

Hard Work Is Its Own Reward, Or So They Told Me 2020-07-14 08:00:00-04:00

Not a great week or so, to be honest. Much emotional rollercoastering, much of it project related. And not in the ways you might think.

The Reconstruction Blues 2020-07-13 08:00:00-04:00

Blogging software, rewritten from scratch.

This Old Blogging App 2020-07-06 08:00:00-04:00

Should I rewrite my existing blogging app, or ditch it entirely? (Spoiler: DIY! DIY!)

The Payoff Is The Setup 2020-07-04 12:00:00-04:00

Meaning, go straight to the good stuff and don't make people wait.

Goodbye, Genji. Hello, Infinimata. 2020-07-02 00:00:00-04:00

Welcome to the next generation of my personal publishing imprint.

From Scratch Every Time 2020-06-30 17:00:00-04:00

Every single time I start a new story, I'm starting from scratch in more ways than one.

The Eye Closes: Milton Glaser, 1929-2020 2020-06-27 13:00:00-04:00

Goodbye to a man with a little more vision than most, and whole lot of heart.

Publish Or Perish? Why Not Both? 2020-06-26 21:00:00-04:00

On the ways self-publishing gets dinged as illegitimate, and how to rebut them.

Things You Deserve To Know, June 2020 Edition 2020-06-24 17:00:00-04:00

Some progress notes in re the latest novel, Fall Of The Hammer.

Original Conclusions 2020-06-23 17:00:00-04:00

It's hard to do your own thing, and for good reasons.

Crossover Events 2020-06-22 08:00:00-04:00

For fun I ran down a list of popular culture things that nobody really had expectations for, but which sort of escaped their box and went on to become major cultural landmarks.

The Pop Problem 2020-06-18 17:00:00-04:00

What is it I really want from popular culture? Typically something rare.

Why That Story? 2020-06-17 13:00:00-04:00

What does it mean to say that I want to tell a given story about a given person or a given thing? Why me and not someone else? What do I bring to the table?

Four Years Of Facelessness 2020-06-14 17:00:00-04:00

According to the fossil record, I quit using Facebook about four years ago, give or take a month. I'm still off. I regret nothing.

The New Absurd Is The New Normal 2020-06-13 17:00:00-04:00

And how we might be able to write about it.

A Bucket Back Into The Well 2020-06-12 17:00:00-04:00

On new work in progress.

Faster Typewriters 2020-06-11 20:00:00-04:00

I never want to make the argument that we should refrain from making things easier as some kind of hedge against mediocrity.

Ousmane Sembene Remembered 2020-06-11 19:00:00-04:00

My turn to throw out props for a black creator, one who doesn't get much press in any circle: filmmaker and author Ousmane Sembene.

Ticking Some Boxes 2020-06-08 17:00:00-04:00

Things SF&F need to do, in no particular order.

Another Life Touched 2020-06-08 13:00:00-04:00

Depth of connection with an audience, even an audience of six, always wins out over sheer numbers.

A Quick Post-Renaissance VirtualCon Note 2020-06-07 08:00:00-04:00

The panels for Renaissance VirtualCon went very nicely. I'll be posting video playback links for them as soon as I have them on hand, in case you couldn't make it.

Catch Me In Person! Sort Of 2020-06-03 13:00:00-04:00

I'm going to be appearing as a panelist on two panels at the Renaissance Press Virtual Conference. Register now, slots are going fast!

The Spirit Of Eden (Talk Talk) 2020-06-02 08:00:00-04:00

Over thirty years later, a record as jarringly fresh now -- maybe more so now -- than it was when it first undermined everyone's expectations.

The New Toy 2020-06-02 08:00:00-04:00

A new notebook computer enters my hands, and once again I'm boggled by progress.

The Enormity Of The World's Grief 2020-06-01 17:00:00-04:00

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief." Easier said than done.

Fearful Asymmetry 2020-05-30 13:00:00-04:00

If I could sum up the problem of modern politics in only a few words, it would be this: the asymmetry of the motivations of the participants.

All The Money In The World 2020-05-26 08:00:00-04:00

Even if you had it, then what?

Folio v. 0.0.4 Has Arrived 2020-05-24 08:00:00-04:00

Welcome to the latest release of my wiki/org tool for writers and creative folks.

The Hardest Problem, Revisited 2020-05-22 13:00:00-04:00

Naming things. Especially stories.

Bubble Poppers And What-Iffers 2020-05-22 08:00:00-04:00

The more outside your bubble you have at your command, the more you have to answer any "what if?" in your work.

Why I Am (Not) A Filmmaker 2020-05-18 17:00:00-04:00

I might have been, though. And I still wish I was.

Squeezing The Tube 2020-05-15 17:00:00-04:00

It never helps to force a story to be about something.

The Zen In My Work And Vice Versa 2020-05-13 17:00:00-04:00

I never wanted to be a "Zen SF&F author". If I did receive that label, I think I'd be very unhappy about it.

The Answer Print Stage 2020-05-10 17:00:00-04:00

If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.

The Impossible Factor 2020-05-09 08:00:00-04:00

Why SF&F have something to teach us even when it isn't "real".

DIY Or Die 2020-05-08 17:00:00-04:00

When is it OK to say, "Screw the world, I'm'a do me"? And when is it just being a self-indulgent twerp?

Leveled Up 2020-05-07 08:00:00-04:00

If people critique your themes or intentions, that's a sign you've leveled up.

The Nyah-Nyah World 2020-05-06 17:00:00-04:00

Welcome back to third grade.

Cheating, Not 2020-05-04 17:00:00-04:00

On the idea of: "Writers are liars and fabricators, but not b.s.'ers."

Exact Thinking In Demented Times, And Other Delights 2020-05-01 17:00:00-04:00

On Sir Popper's beautiful mind as an antidote for this terrible moment.

Kindly Educate Me About My Suckage 2020-04-30 08:00:00-04:00

More on how most writers are not good givers of writerly feedback. Few people are.

By Hook Or By Book Or By Crook 2020-04-29 17:00:00-04:00

On how my friend and fellow writer Matt is against the idea of the "hook" as a narrative mechanism.

Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be 2020-04-27 17:00:00-04:00

At some point in my life, I realized I didn't want to "go back" to anything, because there was no such thing as "going back".

Nothing Like That Now, Honest 2020-04-27 08:00:00-04:00

A note to myself: Be careful how you describe your story to others, because any one word can produce an image that doesn't match the reality.

One With Everything (Literary Edition) 2020-04-26 08:00:00-04:00

On the idea of writing a novel that encompasses the whole of life (and other delusions).

Where They All Went 2020-04-24 17:00:00-04:00

On losing touch with friends, and the difficulty of making new ones.

The Maltese Dafoe 2020-04-19 08:00:00-04:00

Fantasy casting for a film that never was.

Chewing Through My Bit 2020-04-17 08:00:00-04:00

I want to get Fall Of The Hammer finished and put to bed so I can get on with the next big thing.

Cold World Blues 2020-04-11 17:00:00-04:00

"The universe doesn't care about our feelings" isn't an excuse to be mean. No condition of life is an excuse.

A New Definitive 2020-04-11 08:00:00-04:00

We change all the time, and with every change comes a new kind of definitive.

The Me Agenda 2020-04-09 08:00:00-04:00

I'm not on anyone's schedule but my own, although it's sometimes hard to remember that.

Not Coming To A Book Near Me 2020-04-04 17:00:00-04:00

Why I wasn't going to do post-apoc, or apoc-in-general, stories -- yes, even long before COVID-19 came along.

Of The Here And Now, Or The Anywhere And Always 2020-04-03 17:00:00-04:00

I've long been wary of using fiction as a system of polemic, not because I don't care about the world we live in but because such things typically make for bad fiction

Future Schlock, Pt. 2 2020-04-01 17:00:00-04:00

More on how SF's main purpose isn't to predict the coming of specific things, but to understand how we might respond to them, whatever they are.

Still Waiting For Blu, 2020 Edition 2020-04-01 08:00:00-04:00

Apropos of nothing. A rundown of some favorite movies of mine that have yet to enjoy a physical HD reissue.

Escapism In Bad Times 2020-03-31 17:00:00-04:00

The point isn't to run away from what's around you, but to see something new despite it.

The Fifth Time Around 2020-03-29 08:00:00-04:00

On keeping the edit wheels turning on "Fall Of The Hammer".

As If 2020-03-28 17:00:00-04:00

"If infinity is too big for you, live in the day."

Some Sense Of Stability 2020-03-26 13:00:00-04:00

When all this madness first really lit up, I made a promise to myself: I wasn't going to post anything here that was simply an echo of anything you could find anywhere else.

Recommended Reading In Difficult Times, Pt. 1 / ? 2020-03-23 13:00:00-04:00

Since many of you are stuck indoors right now and going a little stir crazy, I have some nonfiction reading suggestions that shed light on our moment from different directions.

Get 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' FREE This Week Only 2020-03-23 09:00:00-04:00

"Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned" is FREE on Kindle this week only. It's "Strange Days meets GoodFellas". I think you'll like it.

Everyone Knows Utopia Is Nowhere 2020-03-21 17:00:00-04:00

On those who believe in incremental solutions -- progressive and conservative alike -- and those who believe in burning the whole house down and starting over.

The Unplanned Obsolescence Of Our Dreams 2020-03-20 08:00:00-04:00

SF and fantasy both have shelf lives, but drastically different kinds.

Some Work-From-Home Tips From A Guy Who's Been There 2020-03-19 13:00:00-04:00

Okay, maybe I do have a few pointers that might be useful.

From The Bunker 2020-03-18 13:00:00-04:00

Like most of you, I'm "sheltering in place" -- which is actually not all that different from what I already do. The difference is that now I don't have a choice.

Hello From The Other Side, Pt. 3 2020-03-16 08:00:00-04:00

A third letter to a dead friend.

Things And Stuff, 2020-03-07 Edition 2020-03-07 17:00:00-05:00

Just a quick note about what's new in Chez Genji (writing, programming projects, etc.)

Do As You Say, Pt. 2 2020-03-03 13:00:00-05:00

So why don't I in fact like endpaper maps and genealogies and all the rest?

Do As You Say, Not As I Say 2020-03-03 08:00:00-05:00

Why I try not to write any story that needs a map in the endpapers or a genealogy.

Not The Fastest Horse, Just The Friendliest 2020-03-02 08:00:00-05:00

Using Python to build, well, everything.

My Folio Is Open At Last 2020-02-29 21:00:00-05:00

My personal wiki project's Github repo is now live!

Hello From The Other Side, Pt. 2 2020-02-28 08:00:00-05:00

Another letter to a long-dead friend.

What Might Dance Better 2020-02-26 08:00:00-05:00

"Since all art finally affirms something, if only its own value, some attitudes thus dance better than others."

Wiki Work(i) 2020-02-25 13:00:00-05:00

Progress report on my personal wiki software; organization for creatives and everyone else too.

My Greebled World 2020-02-24 17:00:00-05:00

On that feeling you get that the modern world is just too damn complicated.

The Burden Of Being Enthusiastic 2020-02-24 08:00:00-05:00

I'm way behind on everything these days, and the biggest reason for that is there's just so much more of everything. But it's no crime to miss out, is it?

Xtaloid: My New Game 2020-02-20 13:00:00-05:00

I guess this means I can add "game developer" to the rack of hats I wear?

Former And Continuing Student Of High Weirdness Confesses All! 2020-02-13 08:00:00-05:00

The true weirdoes, god love them, can't help themselves. I wasn't one of those folks, and I knew it.

Power Tools 2020-02-10 08:00:00-05:00

On Scrivener, Granthika, TiddlyWiki, and now my project for helping writers organize their work.

When Weighing In Got Outweighed 2020-02-04 17:00:00-05:00

Why I no longer write reviews of stuff for my own site.

Big Z, Little Z 2020-02-02 13:00:00-05:00

Why I don't mention Zen much in "mixed company".

Readiness And Other Lies 2020-02-02 08:00:00-05:00

It's not about being ready; it's about being willing to fail.

May Your Playlists Never Run Dry 2020-02-01 08:00:00-05:00

Most every story I've written has a soundtrack.

Of Dark Days 2020-01-31 17:00:00-05:00

None of this happened overnight. Neither will overcoming it.

Possibility Paralysis 2020-01-30 08:00:00-05:00

What do you do when you want to do everything?

The Builders And The Finders 2020-01-24 17:00:00-05:00

At first people think creating things is more like discovery than construction.

From Inside Out, Pt. 3,276 2020-01-22 08:00:00-05:00

Spiritual advice don't mean a thing if it don't come from within.

The First One Is Meant To Be Thrown Away 2020-01-21 08:00:00-05:00

Each work is a bridge to the next one.

What It All Means 2020-01-20 08:00:00-05:00

Zen's influence on my work.

The Pleasures Of Eating Your Own Dog Food 2020-01-19 08:00:00-05:00

No, this isn't about pets; it's about making the tools I use for my creative work.

The New Needs Friends 2020-01-13 17:00:00-05:00

The new needs friends, not evangelists or apologists.

A Time Now Gone 2020-01-11 10:00:00-05:00

On letting an old domain name roll away.

You May Begin To Feel Overload 2020-01-07 08:00:00-05:00

On art as the alleged antidote to life -- although life is no illness, is it?

One Year Later... 2020-01-06 08:00:00-05:00

Kicking off 2020.

See previous posts from 2019

See future posts from 2021