‘Gamer Culture’

Why am I inclined to believe the worst about #Gamergate? Because I am a gamer, primarily playing MMOs. Maybe this is unfair of me, and there is no doubt whatsoever that I am predisposed to think the worst of them because of my own experience online. Play a few games...

“Deer Diary…”

So it’s that time again; time for a lovely walk in the autumn woods that I might spoil by shooting a deer.  So this morning I rose at 3:30 AM, showered, had a cup of coffee and hit the road. Just after 6:30 AM I pulled up at the Happy Hunting Grounds, enjoyed...

Feminism is not a dirty word.

These days the word feminism is strangely unpopular.  It’s opponents have assigned it a connotation of ‘man-hating’ and masculinization of women, and many women have accepted this to the extent that they are loathe to identify as a...

Researching in the new era

In the nineteen-eighties when I first had a go at writing technology didn’t play much of a role. Yes, I had a state-of-the-art writing tool – an electric typewriter that was about the size of a laptop (though about four times as thick) and was designed to...

An unexpected greeting…

So yesterday we returned to the house from the Snohomish Pumpkin festival.  Some of our dogs are in kennels in the house while we are out so they don’t eat, say, our furniture, while we are away.  I was bending over to open one of these kennels when Bella, our...

Never a dull moment when you are a writer…

Writing is like a lot of creative endeavors; a little inspiration and a lot of perspiration.  It is hard work but it requires ideas to drive it.  We’re never short of ideas; right now we have the Dwarven Rifleman Series, Rage of Angels Series and no less than...