Current Picks Updated: “The God Engines” by John Scalzi

Every once in a while, a book has an opening that is so unique that I cannot pass up reading it.  John Scalzi’s The God Engines is one of those books.  After reading the first chapter for free online, I knew that I would have to read the novella. The book starts with...

Saturday Zen: Roundabound

I enjoyed sharing a video I found last Saturday with you guys, so this week, I thought I would share two pieces of pop culturey goodness.  I’m typically not one to watch Internet videos or spend a lot of time on YouTube, but occasional snippets do come along that I...

5 Blogs I Just Can’t Not Read

I’m sure you have them, too.  You know, those few sites that no matter what the topic is you always  make time to see their latest entry and try to leave a comment? For me, blogging is a community based around dialogue.  The blogger says this, the readers say that,...

Writing My Novel: Never Look Back

My novel is not perfect.  My novel.  Is not.  Perfect. There, I said it.  As much as it pains me to say it, I know that my novel as it stands right now is work in progress and very, very raw.  There will be a time and a place for me to make it perfect, but now is not...

Saturday Zen: Restore Joss Whedon

Today is a special day.  One of my best friends in the world is getting married (congratulations, Casey and Nicole!), and I am in the wedding.   Because of that, timing issues, and the fact that someone once told me that brevity is the soul of wit, I give you your...