Category Archives: My Work

Abuse: Knowing the Game…

Regarding Z. Shitbird: That’s the only consideration I’m going to afford this attention-seeking toilet bowl. Seeing how hungry he is to be considered relevant, I figure that anything more than this brief mention would be giving him what he so … Continue reading

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I Can’t Hear You: Autism and Perception

Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I can focus decently in one-on-one conversations in quiet places, and I have no idea why they stuck the rude joke on at the ending – it detracts from the video’s validity. But … Continue reading

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RPG Sourcebook Writing 101

My friend Lee remarked that they’d love to see someone post a RPG Supplements Writing 101 course. Here was my response: Rule #1: Find a premise that gets you going, “I would spend money on THAT!“ Rule #2: Outline the … Continue reading

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Personification of Complexity: Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018

“For a brief time, I was here. And for a brief time, I mattered.” – Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018Among the most polarizing figures in American literature, Harlan Ellison epitomized not giving a shit while deeply giving a shit. He could be … Continue reading

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Being the Bully

Joel Eisenberg asks: Ever bullied anyone? Ever regret it? Why’d you do it? Yes. Yes I did. And yes, I do. I was a dick in 8th and 9th grade, and badly (though only verbally) abused a few of my … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble’s Corporate Malaise

Nicole Brinkley writes: Barnes & Noble’s solution to poor sales isn’t, “Okay, let’s reassess stock and see who’s ordering all these things that nobody wants to buy—and maybe do some better outreach into these communities.” Barnes & Noble’s solution is, … Continue reading

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Stewart Wieck: Awakening Our World

The finest thing a person can do in this life, I believe, is to leave this world a better place thanks to your presence in it. Stewart Wieck, who left this life yesterday at age 49, succeeded magnificently in that … Continue reading

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The Immigrant’s Song

I am a guinea wop goombah greaseball grape-stomper Guido Mafioso, a garlic-breathed Fonzi with, as fellow Siciliano Quentin Tarantio pointed out in True Romance, n-word blood. I am part Swedish meatball bork-bork chef, and part Slav – an ethnicity from … Continue reading

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Province of Sorcerers: The Malignant Magick of Our New Millenium

It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. – Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious” President Trump and … Continue reading

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50 Rocks: Telesterion’s Debut Album Released!

This post involves moving somewhat ahead of the story with regards to my 50 Rocks series of articles. Still, it’s a rather sweet milestone for me: My band Telesterion released our self-titled debut album yesterday, and it’s getting a very … Continue reading

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