Happy New Year 2020

It’s tradition to take stock of the past year these days. While we need to avoid our species’ innate gloom, for most people I know it has been a seesaw of a year. Politics has rarely seemed more odious. Climate change is becoming a fact we simply have to...

US vs. UK English (Part 2)

In my last post, I shared a video about British English vs. American English by comedian Laura Clery. Here’s part 2! US vs. UK English (Part 2)Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This...

US vs. UK English (Part 1)

As someone who lived in the UK but is writing for an American audience, I found this hilarious… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! US vs. UK English (Part 1)Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This...

Is This SF/Fantasy’s Big Moment?

While Game of Thrones is finally over, another war is raging unabated: the one between premium television networks, seeking a new show to rule the world “Thrones” created. As The Washington Post reports, Netflix, Apple, Amazon, and Showtime have all been feverishly...

Fear of Missing Out. Or is that Joy?

When I was in my first year at Uni, about a century ago or so, I took a summer job. For a few months, I was running a one-man quality control lab. I was responsible for taking daily samples of cement, processing it, and recording a number of data including...

A Small Guest Post Rant

Those of you who’ve been following me for a long time know that I don’t do rants. But I have to make a small exception now. As you may have noticed, I welcome guest posts on my blog. This is mainly to help writers who’re looking for a break, as I...

A Master’s Self Doubt

Once again, it was my friend, Krystallia, who alerted me to the awesome creativity of Melissa Ng (pronounced “Eng”), creator of Lumecluster–“where dreamers find courage.” When I saw Melissa’s amazing designs, I knew I had to share....

This April 1st, Let’s Prank our Kids

Last year, I wrote about the best literary hoaxes. This year, I was thinking of pranking the sweetest (and most gullible) family member: the 3-year-old wee one. So, naturally, I used Google for some ideas. And boy was I happy with the results, courtesy of BuzzFeed....

Happy New Year 2019

I wish you a very happy 2019! After all, it starts with a lunar eclipse on January 20th called the “Super Blood Wolf Moon,” so what can possibly go...