Month: July 2015

27 July 2015

This mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur […]

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On the Confederate Flag, Symbols, and Who Decides

The Confederate flag comes down in South Carolina 7/10/15 I had some quick thoughts about the Confederate flag controversy. I’ve heard a lot of otherwise reasonable and intelligent people claim that the flag means something other than slavery and racism to them. Southern heritage and pride comes up a lot, and no one is saying it’s […]

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Scott Walker: “God is Calling Me to Put a Democrat in the White House”

Yesterday afternoon, Wisconsin Governor and conservative icon Scott Walker launched his utterly doomed campaign for the Presidency of the United States. In a fundraising email sent out to supporters, Walker spoke at length about his Christian faith and how he came to decide to embark on the quixotic quest for the White House. “My relationship […]

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THE ARK is Boarding!

  Hey everyone. Well, here it is, the beginning of the self-promotion deluge. I’ll try to keep it to a dull roar. My debut, THE ARK, has just gone live for preorders. For those of you who aren’t neck deep in publishing industry stuff, a book’s preorders are a very important metric that publishers use when […]

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GenCon is Coming. Here’s Where I’ll Be

After a couple of years away and in the run-up to the November release of THE ARK, I’ll once again be making the trek to Indianapolis to participate in the wonderful GenCon Writer’s Symposium. If you’re unaware, the Symposium is one of the strongest and largest literary tracks at any convention in the country. It […]

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13 July 2015

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish

Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump. Joaquin Phoenix was gazed by MTV for luck. A wizard’s job is to vex chumps quickly in fog. In the cable TV quiz show. Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes. Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game. Woven silk pyjamas exchanged for blue quartz. Brawny gods just flocked up […]

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Covers Uncovered!

Over the weekend, while I was hanging out with a cadre of other Angry Robot authors and employees at CONvergence, the next big step in the roll out of my debut, THE ARK, took place. Over the last couple of months, photographer and digital artist Larry Rostant has been hard at work preparing cover art for both […]

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