Best Posts of 2011

Here are links to what I regard as the best posts from my blog in 2011.  You know, in case you missed them.  🙂  I divided them up into “humor,” “writing-related,” and “politics/policy,” which covers almost everything I post here.


Live-tweeting A New Hope, Mystery Science Theater style.

Live-tweeting Revenge of the Sith, Mystery Science Theater style.

Adventures in Grilling


What to do with a bad review.

Productivity, quality, and saying no.Read the rest


My three favorite reads in 2011

Here are a few books I read and very much enjoyed in 2011.  None of these were actually released in 2011, which speaks to just how far behind I am on the “to-read” pile.   These aren’t reviews so much as a brief articulation of some things that stuck with me about the books in hindsight.  They include no spoilers.

So, without further ado, here are my top three reads in 2011:

3. Finch, by … Read the rest


Age of Legend

As I mentioned before, I was able to scratch an itch I’ve had for a long time by finally writing a story set in The World of Warhammer.  In the process, I was able to work with Christian Dunn, which I’ve also wanted to do for a long while.  Color me lucky.

In any event, the short story I wrote, A Small Victory, will appear in the anthology Age of Legend, which will … Read the rest


What’s new for December

So, what’s new in December in the Forgotten Realms, the Galaxy Far, Far Away, and the rusty, metallic wastelands of the Angry Robot?  Well, let me walk up to the sidewalk and take a look, yes.

In the Realms, we have Cry of the Ghost Wolf, from Mark Sehestedt, a Chosen of Nendawen novel.  From the back cover:

Hweilan went into the Feywild a girl focused on avenging her family’s death, and emerged a Read the rest