HBO PR reached out to me about seeing Lovecraft Country, first episode dropping tonight. As a mixed race SF author I have a complicated relationship with Lovecraft, but the trailers intrigued. Mostly Black cast? Black writer-producer? Yes please! Check Lovecraft Country out not just because HBO gave me a goody bag and a free view,… Continue reading The Tentacled Monster Here is Racism: Lovecraft Country Episode 1
So this is a test blog entry to see if Ulysses is synched up to my blog. I’ve not been blogging much, but as I recently withdrew a bit from Twitter and Facebook in order to finish a novel and wrap up another really cool freelance project, I started to think about ways to optimize… Continue reading This is a test of integrating Ulysses and WordPress.
I've spent a month doing my best to help my community and prepare my household for Covid-19.
I had the honor of being the Guest of Honor at the science fiction convention Capricon in Chicago just a little over a week ago...
Here's a thing I keep noticing, and it drives me nuts. In Italy, a ship captain is arrested for bringing immigrants to shore after rescuing from them near death at sea: The number of migrants reaching Italy's shores has drastically diminished - just 2,800 so far this year - and the country is now led… Continue reading They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World
Traveling a lot for a job opportunity can be exhausting and bewildering.
So each year I have made a promise to myself to blog more, or use this site as a better center of all my activities. And each year I failed.
It was an intense year. There was death in the nearby family, alarming political events, and much much more that were a great weight on the year. I am glad it's over. And I know that I am not the only one to feel that way. Professionally, though, I had an amazing year. That made… Continue reading Looking Back at 2018
For the past 11 months I’ve been using a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro after my old 2014 MacBook Pro was dropped going through airport security by an agent who picked up my bag without realizing the bag wasn’t zipped. The 13” was a workhouse that did well for me, and I’ve been using the model… Continue reading Why I Downgraded My 2017 MacBook Pro to a 2015 MacBook Pro
I'm prone to being into the cult of self-improvement. I keep track of how much I write via spreadsheets and have figured out when in the day I can write more, and when I am more creative. I have kept body weight, body fat, and tape measurements since 2003 (I an not super fit, if… Continue reading I Stopped Using QWERTY and Switched to an Entirely Different Key Layout