Let Heroes Stay Heroes

What? A new post? Yeah, finally back to this. I’d blame the recent fracas with Hamas & starting a new job for my absence, but it’s mostly my fault for not managing my time better. Hopefully I’ll be at least semi-regular going forward. Now, on to the topic at hand. People talk about the heroesContinue reading “Let Heroes Stay Heroes”

The Sad State of YouTube “Culture Warriors”

I’ve talked a little but about this before, mostly over on twitter, but seeing as David V. Stewart has written an excellent article on the issue, it deserved another mention, even if it’s mainly to point you to his very comprehensive post. For those blissfully unaware of what we’re talking about, there’s basically a smallContinue reading “The Sad State of YouTube “Culture Warriors””

Quarantine Observations (It Sucks)

So, these last 13 days have been an unusual experience. After a few months visiting family in NYC, I returned to Israel, and, due to the coronavirus, I had to go right into a two-week quarantine. And, as this is something altogether new for me and many others, it seems like something good reflect on.Continue reading “Quarantine Observations (It Sucks)”

A Day Long Awaited

It’s finally time. Over a decade & a half since the story that would become the Galaxy Ascendant series materialized in my mind, and about 3 and a half years since the release of the first book in the series, the 7th and final book is out! I’ve already talked a bit about how itContinue reading “A Day Long Awaited”

A Vision Realized

2020 is many things, both good and bad, but for me, in one sense, at least, it represents a milestone. This is the year where a vision over 15 years in the making finally becomes complete. We’re a matter of a couple weeks away from the release of the 7th and final book in the GalaxyContinue reading “A Vision Realized”

SFWA Doubles Down

To the surprise of exactly no one, SFWA (an organization which supports a terrorist organization–you can read more about that here), SFWA is doubling down on its recist policy that gives black authors–and only black authors–free registration to its convention and waiving their membership fees. They first announced this back in June. The Board ofContinue reading “SFWA Doubles Down”

Wizards of the Coast Can Go To Hell

I guess the title makes things pretty clear from the outset, doesn’t it? As a company, Wizards of the Coast is dead to me. It’s been coming for a while now, but around last week was where it all solidified, and I’ve determined to no longer buy any sealed product from them. (With maybe aContinue reading “Wizards of the Coast Can Go To Hell”

How to Get Work Done–Even in “Challenging” Times

Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock, or literally out in space, you’re aware that it’s been a rather… interest year, between the pandemic, the current riots, and other things. Now, while there have certainly been some inconveniences for me over these past several months, it’s been a super productive year, writing-wise. AContinue reading “How to Get Work Done–Even in “Challenging” Times”

Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue

A little while ago, David V. Stewart made a solid blog post about the concept of being “apolitical,” and I had something to add to it. Namely, beware people who use their alleged “apolitical” nature as a virtue. You see, as David pointed out in his post, being truly Apolitical is all-but impossible. Just theContinue reading “Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue”

Let’s Watch Girls Und Panzer: Episode 9

Been a little longer than I would’ve liked, but now we’re back with Girls Und Panzer Episode 9: “We’re in Deep Trouble!” We don’t pick up right where we left off—not quite. We’re treated to a little flashback to explain the revelation we got at the end of last episode. The Student Copuncil is meetingContinue reading “Let’s Watch Girls Und Panzer: Episode 9”