BOOK EXCERPT: A few pages from my in-development fantasy novel, “The Law of the Primes: The Boy King,” part one of a planned trilogy spanning over a hundred years of the history of the Penyllion Deyrunstar

“The Ranger Attyria Hend didn’t know what to expect when she arrived at the first slaughtered village, everyone and everything dead except the dogs, which had just gone completely missing, save for the deceased one she’d found on the outskirts.  That poor creature had been almost buried for lack of a better description, laid out… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few pages from my in-development fantasy novel, “The Law of the Primes: The Boy King,” part one of a planned trilogy spanning over a hundred years of the history of the Penyllion Deyrunstar

Martin Luther King: Five things to think about as we honor a remarkable legacy

From the content of our characters, to the importance of non-violent protest, to the government’s continued abuses of power, MLK still offers a lot to consider while heading deeper into the second century of the new millennium and our increasingly woke culture. At the risk of being a white person commenting on a revered black… Continue reading Martin Luther King: Five things to think about as we honor a remarkable legacy

Generation X should be cancelled in its entirety

From using banned words to enjoying problematic movies, songs, and games, we’ve all done our part to promote racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and everything else.  It’s time to repent our sins.  Or is it? Let’s face it:  Everyone born before 1980 has committed at least one cardinal sin against our increasingly woke culture.  Whether it… Continue reading Generation X should be cancelled in its entirety

Cuomo finally wants to open up and Biden is listening to the experts so closely, he didn’t even bother to inform them of his coronavirus plan

The urgency of reopening suddenly dawns on a few Democrats while Biden pushes for trillions more in spending, including billions for states that were already rejected by the Senate, with precious little mention of actually reopening.  Who’s leading who in the Democrat party? “We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass.  The… Continue reading Cuomo finally wants to open up and Biden is listening to the experts so closely, he didn’t even bother to inform them of his coronavirus plan

Where’s Joe Biden? Shouldn’t the President elect be doing something?

The future leader of the free world is outsourcing his response to the assault on the Capitol to Congress, even though it’s going to have a huge effect on his entire Presidency.  Does anyone think this is normal? The attack on the Capitol has rocked the entire world and prompted an impeachment filing faster than… Continue reading Where’s Joe Biden? Shouldn’t the President elect be doing something?

After the attack on the Capitol, what about “whataboutism”? Is “moral relativism” on the rise in conservative circles?

A new line of argument claims it’s moral relativism to question the credibility of your political opponents in their pursuit of power.  The argument misses the point:  We are unequivocally against violence, but political surrender isn’t morally acceptable either.  In other words, it takes two to de-escalate. In the wake of the violent, some call… Continue reading After the attack on the Capitol, what about “whataboutism”? Is “moral relativism” on the rise in conservative circles?

2021: Has the long-awaited sci-fi dystopia finally arrived?

Sometimes, it seems like we’re living in a bad sci-fi novel.  Plagues, strife, continually escalating violence.  What would some future historian say about this time and where do we go from here?  Perhaps a fictionalized account of the past 15 months can help shed light on the future... Imagine if you will, some future historian… Continue reading 2021: Has the long-awaited sci-fi dystopia finally arrived?

Surprise, you don’t own your phone, your tablet, laptop, or any part of the internet

Amazon, Apple, and Google wipe Parler from the web, our phones, and our computers, but have no problem supporting murderous regimes, protecting terrorists, and helping organize mobs tearing down statues.  What’s wrong with this picture? The internet isn’t free.  A top-flight phone costs around a thousand dollars, plus the monthly service fee to keep it… Continue reading Surprise, you don’t own your phone, your tablet, laptop, or any part of the internet

Junior Soprano never had the makings of a varsity athlete

Check out a new YouTube video on the would-be Godfather of New Jersey, his strengths, weaknesses, and strained relationship with his nephew, Tony Soprano A quick examination of Junior Soprano and why he never had the makings of a Boss. In anticipation of The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark which is due… Continue reading Junior Soprano never had the makings of a varsity athlete

Impeachment and censorship mania strikes again, because nothing says “unity” like persecuting your political opponents

Incoming President and future leader of the free world, Joe Biden, claims he’s powerless to stop a mad stampede that will surely tear the country even further apart, I thought it was time for healing? Donald Trump has 11 days left in office.  This past Thursday he posted a video message officially conceding the election… Continue reading Impeachment and censorship mania strikes again, because nothing says “unity” like persecuting your political opponents