Back in the fall of 2016, I decided that I was out of shape. I hadn’t ever been much of an athlete, but I had the urge to get in shape. I took a wind trainer, a device to which you attach any road bike that turns it into a stationary bike, and set it… Continue reading Feel the burn
So if my last post sounded self-pitying, I should qualify it by saying that this past winter I sold a short story to a forthcoming anthology. Go me! it's due out later this year in December and is set in Julie Czerneda's excellent Trade Pact universe. I'm really looking forward to seeing it in print.… Continue reading Not all is lost
I'm on a quest this spring to regain my creativity. At some point in the past few years, I feel I abandoned it along the side of life's road. It's probably there, looking forlorn and possibly shivering. At least I hope it hasn't wandered off to die in the wilderness. That would be horrible. It… Continue reading Starting all over again
Waking up to Donald Trump's victory elicited a combination of anger, sadness and disappointment. Hate and fear and division won the day. Fifty years after its advent, the bright, inclusive future that Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek promised seems more distant in the aftermath of yesterday's election. It's also more imperative a goal now than before.
BY DAVID HOPKINS Source: How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization — Medium
Fiction for all that it frees the writer to bend the world to our will can still seem a step too far beyond reality when we create a certain situation or a character. It would be hard to believe that someone could get to the queen's bedroom if Michael Fagan hadn't done it. Or that… Continue reading Baseball is stranger than fiction
In the closing hours of the last day of the long, bloody, soul-wracking 2014 Christmas shopping season, hours before Boxing Day month begins, I must remind every consumer, all of us, to do their duty to the utmost. You must remain strong, resolute, and sharp-eyed for that last item on your list. You must keep your… Continue reading The Battle of Christmas Present