Postcards From Iceland, #16 – Green Hills

Dear Friend, I loved this spot in the hills west of Reykjavik. Open skies and rolling green hills have always tugged at my soul. Why is that I wonder? Maybe the open skies remind me that I’m free. Perhaps the hills interrupt the monotony of daily life, hinting at the...

Postcards From Iceland, #15 – Angles and Contrast

Dear Friend, Two things in art, literature, and life, intrigue me: angles, and contrast. This picture my wife took of Hallgrímskirkja has both. Angles and contrast annotate the world we live in. Consider the humble stop sign - it’s bright red and distinctly octagonal....

Postcards From Iceland, #14 – Urulu North?

Dear Friend, what a peculiar mound! For a brief second I thought I was staring at Ayer’s Rock in Australia - called Uluru by the Aboriginals. Is this Uluru North? One commonality between Australia and Iceland, is the impact tourists are having on the land. Ayer’s rock...

Postcards From Iceland, #13 – Channeling Ansel Adams

Dear Friend, I’m in awe of Ansel Adams’s work. He didn’t have digital cameras or computers to create his masterful photographs, instead, hard work and an indomitable will propelled him to create some of the most iconic landscape photographs in America. His famous...

Postcards From Iceland, #12 – Arctic Buttercups

Dear Friend, tiny, yellow flowers blooming at the base of a glacier is such a beautiful, comforting sign. I may have been shivering on that cool June afternoon, but the light of Iceland’s midnight sun suffused the entire scene with a subtle, almost divine energy. It’s...

Postcards From Iceland, #11 – Stormy Glacier

Dear friend, The winds howling through this glacial pass were fierce. Like Iceland, life is full of stormy weather; temperatures drop, winds pick up, rain and sleet drive us to take shelter. Like weather, life’s little storms can come crashing on us unexpectedly. The...

Postcards From Iceland, #10 – The Lonely Mountain

Dear friend, my love affair with Iceland began when J.R.R. Tolkien introduced me to the Runes in his book, The Hobbit. That epic work of fantasy led to a lifelong fascination with the medieval and magical.. The 13 companions faced an impossible journey to a towering...

Postcards From Iceland, #9 – Elf Door

Dear friend, the Icelanders’s belief in elves fills me with joy. That apparent whimsy adds a splash of magic in a mundane world. Every little hole or crack in the earth becomes a possible entrance to their domain. By law, even major construction projects have to mind...

Postcards from Iceland, #8 – Black Hole Sun

Dear Friend, We live in a world of high contrast. Unimaginable wealth, sitting side-by-side abject poverty. Beauty, accentuated by ugliness, peace and harmony marred by discord. There’s some old wise saying about how you need darkness to know the light ... perhaps....

Pen Names, Genre, and Demographics

What's in a name? I've written under two names for years now, and yesterday I decided to add one more to my growing stable (my version of Pokemon Go!). As many do, I started writing under my own name, first for magazine articles back in the 90's. Years later I decided...

Review: Building Harlequin’s Moon

Building Harlequin's Moon by Larry Niven My rating: 5 of 5 stars An insightful and fascinating look at terraforming and generation starships. It follows travelers as they skip and hop across the galaxy, across the light years, and through tens of thousands of years....

Abhuman: Redemption First Draft Complete

Whew! I'm very glad to have finished this. I had a few plot mechanics that were giving me headaches, so the first draft is a few weeks late. Now the real fun begins! The framework is in place. Time for the artist to color in his sketch....

And the winner is … The United Kingdom!

The UK sweeps my Goodreads Giveaway! (whoops) Following last week's Oscar mixup, Goodreads sent me the list of winners for my giveaway for 10 copies of Abhuman: Resistance. As I glanced down the list I was somewhat surprised to see so many UK winners. Then I realized...

Hand of God – Frank Miller meets The OA

Wow. Another great show from Amazon. I just watched The Man in the High Castle last week, but back to Hand of God. After the first episode, I was sure someone had thrown Frank Miller in a blender with The OA. The visceral in perfect harmony with the cerebral....

Red Shirts One – A Star Wars Story

just got home from seeing Rogue One. Not a bad movie, nor was it the epic new format that would crush all previous versions (imho). I liked it. I prefer dark, more gritty movies and tv--generally speaking. The Battlestar Galactica (BSG) re-boot is...

Night Terrors

Here's a short scene I may add to Abhuman: Revelation. I wanted to explore what it might feel like to be stalked at night, in the comfort of your own bed--normally a sanctuary. They always came at night. When you were still and warm and peaceful. Your heart making a...

Yule Lads?

You can learn all about the Yule Lads on Wikipedia [wiki-embed url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Lads"] Enjoy my Stories? Want to Help? REVIEW - authors live and die by reviews, especially in the time of Amazon. SUBSCRIBE - sign up to my mailing list so you're...

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