Haunted Music

Well that was an eerie and emotionally brutal experience. I've listened to music I enjoyed in my teens and early adulthood before, and sometimes it's brought back bad memories and left a bad taste in my mouth, and sometimes I've laughed and felt embarrassed over the teenage angst that I associate with certain songs. This … Continue reading Haunted Music

If You’re Christian, You Probably Don’t Want To Be Here

I was raised as an evangelical Christian. I write about that experience occasionally. I don't have nice things to say about it. Right now I'm very bitter about my conservative Christian upbringing and what it did to my life and the precious years I wasted, suffering intensely while trying to shape myself and my life … Continue reading If You’re Christian, You Probably Don’t Want To Be Here

Reading that Shapes the Writer: Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is my favorite classic and probably my favorite novel that is not in the speculative fiction genre. I can trace my love of entertaining dialogue, social interaction and skillful mockery of human foibles to Austen, before I ever found my way to Pratchett or Adams. This book is often thought … Continue reading Reading that Shapes the Writer: Pride & Prejudice

If You Haven’t Read John Scalzi, You Should Start

https://whatever.scalzi.com/2019/05/28/agent-to-the-stars-fuzzy-nation-and-the-androids-dream-now-out-in-trade-paperback/ John Scalzi is one of my favorite authors. I haven't read The Android's Dream* yet but can definitely recommend Fuzzy Nation and Agent to the Stars if you haven't read them, yet. Fuzzy Nation was actually the first book of Scalzi's that I read. I was browsing my library's little used bookstore and thought … Continue reading If You Haven’t Read John Scalzi, You Should Start