I am not someone who likes to pick things apart, although I used to be. My adolescence was misspent on it. (See quote below.) I suspect the people who pick at Star Wars are also […]
I often find myself in the position of being an apologist for Japan. I don’t want to be, but a conjuncture of factors often compels it. For one, after so much time there, I have […]
Japanese employs onomatopoeia more artfully than any language I’ve encountered. We have a number of words in English that phonetically resemble the thing they represent: sizzle, murmur, cuckoo. We’ve even inherited some from other languages. […]
As someone who sculpts in words and sentences for a living, I find this fascinating.
Everyone uses the slippery slope argument when it suits them and opposes it when it doesn’t. It was used by the Left against the partial-birth abortion ban in 2003. It was used by the Right […]
In researching my latest book, FEAST OF SHADOWS, I have amassed a miscellaneum of the occult. I am continually surprised by the depth and complexity of thought. I suppose because we’ve since decided it’s wrong […]
The Devill playd at Chesse with mee, and yeelding a pawne, thought to gaine a Queen of me, taking advantage of my honest endeavours; and whilst I labour’d to raise the structure of my reason, […]