My mind once again turns in recent days to brainstorming for my ever-sprawling Great Christmas Blizzard story. I was wondering what sort of festivities Decca and company might have in Nashville for Independence Day 2045, and then it hit me: while it’s an obvious idea … Continue readingTornado Party
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?
It won’t be too long before I’m leaving on my jaunt to Cascadia — not even two weeks from now — so now is not a good time to start writing a story. It’s always a good time, however, to brainstorm for stories! And lately … Continue readingAn Outer Solar System Odyssey: More Thoughts
In the cursed online “body count” discourse people often seem horrified or at least concerned by how many sex partners people have before marriage, particularly the less-committal sort of trysts. But really, what strikes me is how little action both the average man and the … Continue readingCounting Bodies
So help me, I’ve just had an inspiration. I’ve been worldbuilding and tinkering with the general concept of an extreme world dominated by ice dragons in a (somewhat) hard-science-fictional take on a medieval fantasy setting (see my original argon snow world post, plus an abortive … Continue readingIce Dragons of Antarctica
It seems in my space-opera universe the world might be all but godless but ghosts are abundant; indeed, proof of the omnipresent ghost cult can be found in quite a few of my stories. But in every case so far the spirits of the dead … Continue readingTo Love a Ghost
The next year I’ll mark something of a milestone in my life, and a rather grim one at that: I’ll be as old as my parents were when I was born, as old as my father was in September 2023 and as old as my … Continue readingDelayed Childbearing: I Too Succumb
It’s weird: I meet plenty of people who show romantic and sexual interest in me…but they’re all already married! It becomes downright bizarre when I realize everyone who shows platonic interest in me is already married (or were previously); indeed, every one of my friends … Continue readingStraddling the Shadow of Life
In my post “The Boon of Young Motherhood” I proposed a kind of generational division of labor: sex and babies for the young, career work for the old. After all, fundamentally you can work a job far later in life than you can have a … Continue readingToward a Generational Division of Labor?
Teenage pregnancy is so bad. Yeah? Says who? What’s wrong with a young woman having a baby? The uncritical adoption of this creed left, right, and center is one of my (many!) pet peeves about today’s society and social discourse. My honest opinion is that … Continue readingThe Boon of Young Motherhood?