“Make a wish!” an excited girl said, as the boy who was cradling her in his arms beheld his candles one last time, closed his eyes, and summoned his desires, blowing the flames out of his delectable treat, the embers continuing on in the beachside … Continue readingThe Lastborn of Mother Earth
To Angelenos, the first circle of hell is the San Bernardino Valley; the second, the High Desert; the third, Bakersfield; the fourth…well, let’s just call it “out of state”. Downwardly-mobile ex-Californians face a rather horrifying way of life, often pouring into cheaper parts of the … Continue readingPretty Girls Drinkin’ Tall Boys…
Well, as of last Saturday, October 14, 2023, I’ve seen my first annular eclipse! Turned out there was some cloud cover in New Mexico, so rather than heading there I made my way to West Texas, Odessa to be precise, deep within the wide-open flat … Continue readingThe Ring of Fire Came to West Texas!
No, this isn’t a “one wife for three brothers” sort of affair; rather, over the course of building up my perfect storm story (god, such brainstorming I’ve been doing; I can’t help but wonder if I’ve been overthinking all this, but worldbuilding and outlining is … Continue readingA Bride for a Triplet?
I know for my Great Christmas Blizzard of 2045 that I’m working up for a future story, it will already be a record-breaking storm in terms of pressure, passing the 900 millibar mark on the way down (lower pressures mean greater intensity), freakishly severe for … Continue readingDo I Dare Smash Pressure Records?
After the ultimate winter storm, the ultimate cold wave? Well, why not? After all, it would be just too disappointing for the Great Christmas Blizzard of 2045 to come in and then that’s it for the truly extreme weather. A second act where the arctic … Continue readingThe Ultimate Cold Wave?
If you’ve been reading my blog you know that an annular eclipse, where the sun turns into a “ring of fire” as the moon moves across it (when it’s too small to completely cover the sun), is coming to the United States on October 14…which … Continue readingLooks Like I’m Going to the Desert Again…
Scrolling my timeline on Twitter, I find the Mises Institute has a new article out by Jeremy Powell: “Tyranny, Inc.: How “Beltway Libertarians” Failed to Convince Conservatives”. And I was about to post a reply on Twitter, but covering all the points involved was so … Continue readingLet Us Move Beyond “Convincing Conservatives”
Ah, another week, another update for the worldbuilding for the novel I plan to write. If I spared myself all these blog posts and just wrote it I might have a full-length novel by now. Oh well. 🙃 I’ve never been a pantser anyway. I … Continue readingA Diamond Baron Goes Green?
Well, page girls too, actually. I know almost all of my posts this month have been about brainstorming my story of the Great Christmas Blizzard, the next installment of a saga that begins with “Orphans of Opry Tower”, but hey, it’s my blog, I can … Continue readingPage Boys of the Perfect Storm