6 Things I’m Reading, Using, Eating This Week

What has my attention this week? Reading: Scrivener Superpowers by M.G. Herron I’ve been using the specialized word-processor Scrivener for a few years now and have pretty much become a ravingly maniacal fan. It’s got a bit of a learning curve, but I got my Scrivener diploma thanks to Joseph Michael’s awesome Learn Scrivener Fast […]

How to Be Healthy (Even if You Live at a Desk)

In Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth, Jimmy Stewart’s Buttons the Clown character says, “Every man kills the thing he loves.” I have this rather morbid theory that it works the other way around too: the thing we love often ends up killing us. Mostly, I think this is simply because “love” is usually […]

7 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: The Last Boy by Jane Leavy Ever since watching 61*, Billy Crystal’s loving ode to baseball legends Maris and Mantle, I’ve been interested in their history. So when this one popped up a long time ago as a Kindle freebie, I had to grab it. I’m only now getting around to […]

Why I’m a Better Book Reviewer Than You (or Maybe Not)

I read books. I have opinions. I write reviews. Ergo, my reviews are automatically better than your reviews. Now, just to be clear that’s a joke. Kind of. Whenever I finish reading a book, I hop over to Amazon and Goodreads to read the reviews. Doing so sometimes helps me solidify my own opinions or consider […]

6 Things I’m Watching, Eating, Using This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks Brent Weeks has got to be my favorite living author. His fantasies are incredibly realized, epically epic, and peopled with dynamic, realistic, charismatic characters. I’ve been looking forward to this third installment in his Lightbringer series. I thought this was to be the last […]

An Exclusive Interview With Storming Pilot Hitch Hitchcock

It’s not every day I get to revisit my characters after finishing their stories. We all go our own ways, me back to my typing and them back to their glamorous, adventurous lives. But lucky for me, Hitch Hitchcock, protagonist of my recently released aviation-adventure novel Storming is different. We share the same hometown in western Nebraska, […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Reading: On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision by William Lane Craig Reader Garrett Amerson recommended this one to me last summer after seeing I was reading the similar End of Our Exploring by Matthew Lee Anderson. And I’m very glad he did recommend it! I’m only a couple […]

Losing a Pet (or the Ballad of Crazy Bob)

Losing a pet — it’s something every animal lover has to endure sooner or later. Last week, I said goodbye to my beautiful black Lab Crazy Bob. Best I can figure, he was ten years old this spring, so definitely getting up there for a Lab with a life expectancy of only twelve to fourteen years. […]

6 Things I’m Reading, Listening To, and Using

What has my attention this week? Reading: Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley I picked up Huxley’s classic dystopian utopia Brave New World as part of my ongoing pursuit of the classics (I’m actually into the “L” authors, but Brave New World was at a library I don’t often visit, so I’m behind in grabbing it). His analytical […]

My Top 10 Favorite Things From 2015

My time goes by in such a rush that I often look up at the beginning of a new year, stunned to realize the last year all but disappeared on me. One of my favorite things to do in January is look back on all the memories that stand out from the last year–while they’re still […]