Thursday January 17, 2019
Book 19: A Function of Firepower — Part I

Note: Any astronomer can tell you that the only ways to see a starless (or galaxy-less) sky from space is to have something in your way, or something wrong with your camera. As there's nothing in the way here, we must assume that some fault of the camera has been exploited as a feature to help sell the idea of how far these people are from anybody else.


WXR 2019: Write With Us on a Cruise Ship!

The 2019 Writing Excuses Retreat is setting sail from the port of Houston this September, and you’re invited! I’ll be there with other Writing Excuses hosts, and some amazing guest instructors.

The event begins on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM, and runs through Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Central Daylight Time). The button above has all the details.

This is one of my very favorite events ever, which is probably why I keep doing it. Hanging out for a week with people who like to create worlds and tell stories in them is fun. Doing that on a cruise ship in the Caribbean is unforgettable.

On January 31st the posted prices will go up, so now is a good time to make your late summer plans.


Happy New Year!

I survived 2018 and at the end of the ride there wasn’t even a kiosk selling “I survived 2018 and all I got was a t-shirt.”

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope 2019 is good to you, but my hope is couched in counsel: 2019 can’t be good to you if you’re not good to it.

Sandra and I have lots of big goals for the next twelve months, but they’re not resolutions we’ve arrived at in the last twelve hours. They’re things that we have been planning for, and on, and toward, for almost eighteen months now. And this post is not where I’ll trouble you with them. You’ve got your own plans for this year, and to that end I hope that the entertainment you find here helps lighten the load in some way.

It’s January 1st. Time for me to go to work.


Three Movies in Twenty-Four Hours

I saw three movies in twenty-four hours. It’s possible I’m on vacation. Of course, I just spent an hour reviewing all three of them, so it’s also possible I’m actually working. My job is weird.

In the interest of not pushing anybody below the fold, here are links to all three.