This was originally published at According to Hoyt in June 2014. We meet today, my friends, to attempt to solve a crime. A crime against all of humanity, one which is extinguishing the life from Art, Philosophy, and even Ethics. Unlike with a human life, the existence may yet be restored to Beauty, but it… Read More Repost: Who Murdered Beauty?
“You have to make this,” the First Reader told me. “It’ll show that the bacon craze isn’t a new thing.” The recipe he was referring to comes from the 1929 International Cook Book, so yes, bacon has been popular for a long time, and yes, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen recipes very like this one… Read More Vintage Kitchen: Eggs in Bacon Nests
That’s what my shirt says today, anyway. I’m wearing one of my old tees that I picked up in N’Ampsha with the state motto on it. And an eagle that is more cute than fierce, although I don’t think that was the intention of the designer. I was thinking about the motto on my way… Read More Live Free or Die
Back to poo flinging. Or rather, not flinging poo, discarding it indiscriminately, or wasting it. Sorry. I can’t resist the jokes, wasting waste was just too… Anyway. I wrote earlier this week about capitalizing on human waste. The benefits of capitalism when it comes to dealing with human waste and providing incentives for removal of… Read More Perpetual Motion Poo
I’ve had a number of people ask me about publishing a book using Createspace, so I wanted to take a few minutes and outline what I have done. If I didn’t answer what you needed to know, ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to follow up. First of all, this is a… Read More How To: Createspace
Wait, maybe that’s crap for capitalism. Or… capitalist crap! Yes, that’s it! There are a lot of names for it, but I’m reminded of the title of a children’s book: Everybody Poops. When you’re a parent, getting your kid to poop on the potty is a moment to celebrate. No more diapers! But… After you… Read More Capitalism for Crap
I looked back at the blog for the last couple of weeks, and realized that I have been meandering all over the map. It is reflective, perhaps, of my state of mind as I’ve been dealing with life outside of work, and coping with emergencies. However, I’m sure it’s not what you all want to… Read More Reader Input Requested
I’m sitting here staring at the computer, feeling tired and out of sorts. I’m Monday morning meandering. I’ll head into work lateish, so I can run an errand first, but as Dave Freer talks about on the Mad Genius Club today, my well is dry. Not just on the fiction level, but the making words… Read More Monday Meander
I drove into work this morning through heavy fog. It was heavy enough to prompt schools to go on a two-hour delay, but not so heavy as to make me worry about driving in it. I spent a good chunk of my childhood on the Oregon coast, and one of the many marks that left… Read More Proper Gormless
Artwork from the last week or so. Mixed bag of traditional and digital!
The good thing is, I’ve been writing. The bad is that it’s slow going. Finding the time to write, around work and family, is hard enough, and I’ve been fighting both of the stories I’m working on. Beating my head against the story and having to backtrack to make sure my plot doesn’t wander off… Read More Lurgy
Not my books. But the covers are my work, and the books are pretty good if I do say so. You should check them out! Shikari by Alma Boykin Adventure! Exploration! Martinus the m-dog! Lost cities and conspiracies! Strange creatures! And homework. Shikhari, the most-distant human colony world, home to the Staré and Auriga “Rigi”… Read More Books ‘n Stuff