On Sept 8, my own name day, my first child and daughter, Saoirse Faye, was borne. I want to be hyperbolic, but it seems irreverent. The real… Read more “I am a vader.”
I read a draft
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Oof, #TaraWestover whatchoo done to me, girl?
“Educated” has me shook. Jesus Christ, I can’t remember a book that hit so home and was so disturbing to me. I was raised Mormon, served two… Read more “Oof, #TaraWestover whatchoo done to me, girl?”
Medieval Reading and Writing
Found this doing some research for my fantasy manuscript
“Tomb Raider” 2018 review
Took this straight out of a Facebook thread A while ago friend made a comment about the new Tomb Raider movie, and I finally saw it last… Read more ““Tomb Raider” 2018 review”
Fragmented Scribbles: The Witches #NanoWriMo2016
The witches A grimy hovel squatted in the oaks and ashes. It was built into the base of a great and tall tree. A horribly thatched roof.… Read more “Fragmented Scribbles: The Witches #NanoWriMo2016”
Are #NativeAmerican #reservations really sovereign? (First 100 Days in Office, 2036, Bill #3)
Since I was a kid I thought Native-American culture was pretty dang rad. I enjoyed the idea of living off the land, being in touch with Mother… Read more “Are #NativeAmerican #reservations really sovereign? (First 100 Days in Office, 2036, Bill #3)”
Gov’t vs criminals = gov’t vs all of us (eventually) #Apple
Forgive me if this is old news, but the Apple vs. FBI dispute is poignant, and more than I think the average person realizes. Apple is taking… Read more “Gov’t vs criminals = gov’t vs all of us (eventually) #Apple”
Food review #1: DeLong’s Deluxe
So, for a couple months I’ve been meaning to start a book club with my friend, TWagus, and we’ve had several books we’ve considered starting with, having… Read more “Food review #1: DeLong’s Deluxe”
How to be a BAMF boy: Boy Scouts of America
I love Scouts so much. As a kid I dug it because it gave me adventures that the normal kid didn’t. I learned how to stay the… Read more “How to be a BAMF boy: Boy Scouts of America”
Fiction draft 2
Four walls peremptorily shouted back the round’s thunderous crack into the muzzle. Gaseous and ruthless power pulled the round backward with all the gentleness of an angry… Read more “Fiction draft 2”
Numbers Tell the Story
Originally posted on Life Outside The Book of Mormon Belt:
On November 5, 2015 the policy change to LDS Handbook 1 regarding homosexual members became known to…
#StarWars #TheForceAwakens review
Gah, what to write, what to write first, what to say that hasn’t been said? When I heard that there was a new Star Wars film coming… Read more “#StarWars #TheForceAwakens review”
Good Gandhi, I’m really starting to love the horror-comedy genre! Last night, my wife and I went to go see Krampus, and we took our friend specifically… Read more “#KrampusMovie”
Let’s change America, but respectfully, how?
Man. Wow, this broaches so many subjects. First of all, he never specifically says he’s addressing America, but he makes some implications. The main thesis of it… Read more “Let’s change America, but respectfully, how?”
I’m a mentor? F***. I mean, fooey.
So I guess for the past decade I’ve been old enough to give advice, and hang out with kids and teens and it somehow be counted as… Read more “I’m a mentor? F***. I mean, fooey.”
Deceive the very elect
First, I should avoid hubris and be clear that I do not imagine myself to be the very elect (Luke 24:24), but I would have never considered myself… Read more “Deceive the very elect”
Today was the best day I’ve had in the real Army, since graduating Advanced Individual Training. And while not also the worst day, it did have stark contrast… Read more “Silver lining”
Gun safety taught like we teach sex ed.
Mass shooting have become commonplace. It didn’t take long for me to get there, since the media and politicians want to politicize them (which, as an opportunist,… Read more “Gun safety taught like we teach sex ed.”
I can’t get enough of the Halloween-dedicated movie. It seeks the cultured soul to focus on something other than murderers, zombies, and the like.