What will you find when you get there?

What’s your favorite kind of ‘blog? The food kind, the introspective kind, the one that’s only about Kung Fu? Or are you a health and wellness fan? Do you like to read about innovations in fitness? New trends in diet? Do you like the sports ‘blogs? Do you enjoy the funny ones? The sarcastic housewife […]

Recently Read: Lolita by Nabokov

The first lines hooked me. “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” ~Vladimir Nabokov I’ll admit, that’s the sole reason I wanted to read […]

Rules of Robotics

Isaac Asimov came up with some interesting rules for robots. I paraphrase them to add a bit of focus and clarity to them. Isaac’s rules of robotics (paraphrased): No robot may harm humanity or allow humanity to come to harm. No robot may harm an individual human. No robot may disobey a command, unless the […]

Writing Advice—Critical Hardness

There’s a part of writing that’s generously difficult—giving and taking criticism. It can be very difficult to give criticism. You have to employ tact. Unless you’re slightly sociopathic, you want to employ tact. You have to employ specifics, and that without going over the top with your criticism. You don’t want to break the writer. […]