Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

4 Star Book Reviews: Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown I’ve watched Brown’s netflix show and a few of her videos on Youtube, but this was the first book of hers I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Junction is on sale!

From the 16th to the 18th (Fri-Sun), Junction ebooks will be on sale. Check them out.

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Cursive Cuneiform

Iiše tuuneetaššuiilefa Šiiuenašušuan parunašušuan Ḫunašušuan oommueetaššuan. Iišee tuuneetaššuuaniilefa Oomiinnašuušše faḫunašuun Ameetauan. If you heed me, waters and grains and houses you will enjoy. If you do not heed me, Your lands to ashes I will burn. — The Pataḫai Ḫuḫa … Continue reading

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4 Star Book Reviews: Soldier of the Mists

Soldier of the Mists by Gene Wolfe Adrian Tchaikovsky calls Wolfe “the master of the first person.” He’s right. Latro is a book supposedly translated by Wolfe from a diary kept by a 5th-century-BC Roman mercenary in Greece who received … Continue reading

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4 Star Book Reviews: Extreme Medicine

Extreme Medicine by Kevin Fong, MD An astrophysicist-turned-doctor writes about frontiers in medicine and human endurance. The tone strikes just the right balance between compassion for the victims of formerly untreatable medical problems and fascination with the techniques that saved … Continue reading

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Taking out the Trash

Taking out the trash A kestrel on a cool breeze I’m glad I looked up

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Bees lick maple leaves

Bees lick maple leaves, Aphid honeydew, and dust. Don’t waste that sugar.

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Facebook Live: Orbital Biome

Here’s something new. Watch me experiment with Facebook Live! Thrill as I make hand-wavy explanations of aliens and try to make my finger work. What do you think? Should I make more of these?

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4 Star Book Reviews: Adrift on the Sea of Rains

Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales Adrift on the Sea of Rains is beautifully written and exquisite in its commitment to accuracy. The sharp-lined realism, the towering wonder, and the depths of emotion of an astronaut who … Continue reading

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4 Star Book Reviews: Arrows of Time

Arrows of Time by Greg Egan Greg Egan is one of the few authors whose books I can re-read and Arrows of Time certainly rewards re-reading. The first time, through, it was all I could do to keep track of … Continue reading

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