https://youtu.be/nkPBgDufzl4 My first written episode for VivaEllipsis is now live on Youtube. It features gorgeous illustration by John Dooley and equally skillful narration by Richard Di Britannia. The text version is available here. Thanks to the mysterious creator of VivaEllipsis for the opportunity! Enjoy!
In the course of human history, the reaching of a mass consensus, especially when achieved in sudden urgency, has far more often presaged colossal errors than uniform correctness. All mass advances in reason, logic, and practicality which stand the test of time, rather than relying upon the cheap crutches of peer pressure, groupthink, and Presentism, … Continue reading Affidavit of Civil Noncompliance with Biomedical and/or Transhuman Alteration
Reading the spoils of (editing) war During the tedium of 2020 I had the great fortune of befriending a man via the internet who I consider to be akin to the Dale Carnegie of our day. He's a voice actor for numerous Fortune 100 companies & even The Obama Administration, and a communication skills coach … Continue reading Editing for an accomplished voice actor and communication coach
C.S. Lewis once said "I was with book, as woman is with child," and writing this story has helped me understand his sentiment. While I have certainly experienced an urgency to churn out a final draft before, this project was accompanied by what I can only describe as mortal dread. There was no logical reason … Continue reading First Story of 2021 Now Available!
The Authors Guild has released its report, The Profession of Author in the 21st Century, and therein they play their role as advocates quite well. And though they are arguably on my side, working for my potential, hypothetical benefit, I cannot help but ponder if a similar report was penned by some scriveners' guild at … Continue reading Authors’ (Financial) Self-Pity
My friend Prof. Peter Hoheisel's new poetry book, South to the Rio Grande, is now available for purchase. It was a pleasure to work as his editor and defacto agent throughout this process, eventually finding the perfect home for this manuscript at New York's Clare Songbirds Publishing House. Peter is a free-verse poet inspired by … Continue reading Peter Hoheisel’s ‘South to the Rio Grande’ Available Now!
A dear friend recently asked me to put together a "curricula" of essential books to read--preferably ones that would kick-start the imagination of a creative writer and inform their craft. To his and my surprise, the list that resulted only contains 60 titles, and could reasonably be read in a couple of years. Nonetheless, I … Continue reading An Affordable Liberal Education
Lion & Lamb: a photo I took outside of Sight & Sound Theater in Branson, MO. The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where one's memory of the past does not correspond to the evidence one can produce of that past. Most examples are inconsequential, like whether James Earl Jones while voicing Darth Vader famously uttered: … Continue reading Musings Upon the Mandela Effect
These images belong to RT & Caravaggio, respectively.
Poets&Writers has a page that lists over 200 small publishers of poetry manuscripts, most of whom accept unsolicited queries or submissions. In the course of my current job I've read through the entirety of said list, including taking links to the individual publishers' websites. In order to condense the info therein, I compiled it into a … Continue reading Poetry Publisher List (Resource for Poets)