Ron’s Recommendation: The Memory Palace

As with most things, I’ve come upon Nate DiMeo’s Memory Palace podcast late. Technically, this is good because it means I have well over a hundred episodes I can listen to rather than waiting breathlessly for the next one to drop. Seriously, each of these episodes are a a great way to spend ten minutes […]

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Five More Things I Like

Another day, another Trump blast. Yes, it can be more than a little exhausting keeping up with a guy who seems to wake up every day with a self-aggrandizing agenda peppered with the various “ism” of the day. That’s life though. In the midst of the stress brought on by negativism, I wanted to take […]

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Space Traders, DACA, and Good SF

In listening to fallout over Trump’s recent DACA decision, I’m drawn to parallels with Derrick Bell’s Space Traders, a controversial novella published in 1992 that examines what might happen if an alien race offered the US government a wondrous bounty in return for the entirety of the country’s African American population. Outlandish, right? I say […]

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Fast Writing vs. Work >> Starborn Nears!

— For those patiently awaiting Starborn, book 6 of Stealing the Sun, I’m relieved to say the wait is nearly over. I’ve gotten feedback from my beta readers (very positive, yay!), and am in the last stages of getting the manuscript ready for copy editing. I’ll wait a bit before giving a solid publication date, […]

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Five Reasons to See Logan Lucky

Lisa and I took a break yesterday and saw Logan Lucky. Afterward, we read reviews and talked about the film. On the whole, I’ll say it was worth seeing, though I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to like it. I think it has some specific flaws, and I don’t think it really […]

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“Incident At Realm City” is published!

I’m so pleased to announce that my short story “Incident at Realm City” has been published by the super-cool folks at OnSpec magazine. This is my third time in these pages, and I’m always blown away with how great they look. I loved the cover so much I made it my laptop’s background! You can […]

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Five Things I like:

Amid all this negativity, I wanted to focus on something good, something positive. So, in no particular order, here are five things off the top of my head that I like a lot. 1) The Catalina Mountains When we moved to Arizona, we had no real idea what we were getting. We made the decision […]

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Many Sides of Violence

There’s this thing people have about violence, people who say violence is never the answer. They say it with such conviction, and yet, it’s so clearly not really right. I admit it would be fantastic if we lived in a society where violence or its threat would never be needed. That would be great. The […]

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Last Day to Pick Up Moonscapes!

I posted a bit on Bundles as a whole a few moments ago, but for those who just want to read I didn’t want this to get lost in the high grass of indie-publishing neep. So I’m pullin gthis out on its own little rock! Only a day and a half left! Get the Moonscapes […]

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