I’m finishing up the sequel to Soda Pop Soldier. And yes, the enigmatic samurai Wu is back.  Up pops this Documentary rec on Netflix: I’m really digging it and picking up some gems for future projects. For writers it’s got some excellent history, character development and background especially if you’re interested in the poetry behind the […]

This Crazy Star Wars, 11 Year Old Day-Dreamers, and The Force

When I was eleven years old every kid in the neighborhood couldn’t stop talking about this movie called “Star Wars.” Finally, on a twilight early summer evening my parents took me to see it.  If you were alive then you know how it felt to be the first.  The moment the Star Destroyer passed over […]

Tequila and Communism

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about socialism, and even communism. Yesterday some “Intellectual Better” tried to tell everyone in the New York Times op-ed that communism  provided a sense of humanity Americans were looking for. Balderdash! Communism has never worked. It does not work. It will never work. In other words: Trying communism […]

Writer’s Toolbox: Space Chain Mail

It’s usually we Science Fiction writers who inspire NASA and the private sector, and of course Hollywood.  But this seems like something we might bend into a story:  NASA has developed Space Chainmail.  (Like Space Pants… but better) http://gizmodo.com/nasa-is-developing-3d-printed-chain-mail-to-protect-shi-1794626061 Imagine the story possibilities: A Post Apocalyptic astronaut Dragon Slayer? Medieval combat in Zero G? A […]

CONTROVERSIAL: Who’s Behind Islam?

Oftentimes you’ll hear the non-believing COEXSIST Crowd declaring that the Judeo Christian God of the Bible and Allah are one in the same.  All you have to do is forget all the facts, history, and fruits of each religion to arrive at this idiotic conclusion. But today I’m going to share something a little more […]

Fake Mud Jeans… Death Spiral of the Left

Mike Rowe described the Nordstrom jeans as “a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic – not iconic.” Something pointed out to me during the CTRL ALT Revolt Debacle was the provincialism of NYC.  Ground Zero for those who would have you believe they are Intellectual Betters.  I now see it everywhere.  I […]

Me and Stephen King wrote a short story…

I recently provided a short story for an anthology put together by Steve Beaulieu and Todd Barselow. And Stephen King. Yep. If you’ve read Stephen King’s brilliant book on how to write a book you’ll find a writing exercise that he asks people to do.  (He even offered to try to read them if you […]

The Tomb is Empty: 12 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus

One of the great evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus is the empty tomb.  In other words:  Where’s the body? And if one thinks the disciples stole it then that would make everything they believed a lie, a con in fact… except why would all of them die for a lie?  So… this Resurrection is […]

The Mother of All Hot Tacos

Yesterday, early evening, Nicole and I were drifting around LA before she had to go into the opera.  So of course… Food Adventure. We usually surf Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold’s (affectionately known as J-Gold) reviews.  Boyle Heights, a district in East LA, lured us to Guisado’s. Especially the Chiles Torredeo Taco.  This […]

The Marvel Death Spiral

Over at The Federalist My friend Jon Del Arroz nails why SJWs are bad for business… among other many, many other things they are bad for … http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/12/forcing-political-correctness-employees-characters-killing-marvel-comics/ I agree with Jon.  I’ve seen our country, culture, and livelihoods destroyed by the recklessness of grievance culture. People like Joss Whedon, Jon Scalzi, and Wil Wheaton […]