Evel Knievel has died. To me, Evel Knievel is a twelve-inch-tall plastic figure whose motorcylce is powered by a flywheel. Brian Oberreuter puts the motorcycle into its plastic base, pulls the serrated plastic ripcord, and Evel Knievel zips down the patio where he collides with my giant size Chewbacca. Later, […]
The Māori phrase “kia kaha”, literally “be strong”, is also frequently encountered as an indication of moral support for someone starting a stressful undertaking or otherwise in a difficult situation. Oh, yeah. You know what I’m going to be saying to myself on Sunday’s ride.
The quick story: back in late spring of ’06, Jason sits on my office couch and says, “Think of a way to save science fiction publishing.” This was the result.
Dear SF Short Fiction Publishers- If you want your publications to survive in the 21st Century, you need to do the following: 1) Put your content online for free. 2) Make it so people can share, comment on, and rate your content. 3) Measure how much traffic each story, picture, […]
1) Just installed a plugin to kill comments on posts older than a year. Not that I get a lot of comments, but what the hell. 2) This is a personal site, which means that while you’re free to disagree with what I write and say as much, I’m also […]
You feel wiped out from standing on your feet and answering questions all day. You feel wiped out from three weeks of training and this little nine-hour slice of ouch from Sunday. You feel wiped out from the lack of sleeping in your own bed. With your wife. You feel […]
Since your minions are no doubt lurking this convention center, I have to hold my tongue. But here, on my site, I am free to say: Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you. You make my job more difficult with your DRM setting bullshit that doesn’t apply to a movie I […]