Someone Really Loves My Work

When I opened my email there were a slew of new 5-star ratings on a bunch of my books. Woohoo!

The Difference Between an Artist and a Product

Over the weekend Katie and I watched Saturday Night Live, and we got into a discussion about, of all things, Ed Sheeran. Now, neither of us are fans, but we don’t have anything against him, either. He’s just not our cup of tea, and we’re not his demographic. We did agree that we respect him,…

I Am Neither Dead Nor Dreaming

In the coming weeks I have some very aggressive deadlines. To be able to hit my marks, I won’t be posting here or on most social media with any scheduled regularity. It’s not unplugging so much as adjusting priorities around how I utilize my time. I’m just going to be less chatty for a while.…

Rugged Individualism vs. Functional Civilization

“In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Today I read an article about some people who, having who voted a certain way, are getting impatient waiting for their…

Why Old Habits Are Sometimes Necessary

My focus for the year, in terms of reading goals, was to read more novels and literary fiction. So far, I’m not hitting that goal. It isn’t that I’m not reading. I’m just not reading the sorts of things that I wanted to be reading. Rather than cultivating new habits, I’m learning that old habits…