MOVIE REVIEW: Climax (directed by Gasper Noé)

The films of Gasper Noé typically leave me cold. I watch them, I recognize that a director of great skill has created the movie, but the content leaves me unmoved. I'm by no means a Noé connoisseur. He's produced a lot of work, but I have seen four of his films now: Irrévisible, Enter the…

Baby Steps Back Into the World

Let me preface all this to say something important. Thank god it was not cancer. Despite all that I've been through, I count myself lucky. In February, I had a triple mandibulectomy resection due to an aggressive, but benign, cyst. Approximately 80% of my mandible was removed and replaced with a length of my fibula…

Accepting Guest Bloggers

I'm constantly promoting myself. My books. My editing. My publishing company. I'm sure it's a real chore to sift through. So I'd like to give back a little by making my little space in the corner of the internet available to others for sneaky self-promotion. If you have a book, movie, comic, Kickstarter, or whatever…

The Disappointment of Idols

Let me preface this post with the comment that I'm not looking to answer any questions or suggest actions regarding the subject. I'm just recounting a personal experience and how it affected me. Back in my formative college years, I was a budding science fiction & fantasy fan. I would skip studies (and, occasionally, classes)…

And we’re back!

How's your 2019 been? Mine...could be better. Perhaps I'll overshare some of the personal health stuff that I've dealt with the whole year. But right now, I'm all about happier things! For instance, a mini-relaunch of my personal website! The aesthetic is the same but the design is different/better/fresher. You'll find that I've updated my…

Do Not Go Quietly Kickstarter

And so it begins. Lesley Conner and I are running a Kickstarter to fund the anthology DO NOT GO QUIETLY (edited by me and Lesley). I've often struggled with how best to resist and push back against some of the problematic movements I see in our social and political environments. I'm not an effective pundit…