Disillusionment

Around this time four years ago, while I was wading through the sudden gush of sewage and horror on the internet, I stumbled across some...

The Cold Civil War

I keep hearing about how close we are to civil war. That’s wrong. We’re not close. We’re in it. It’s a cold civil war, but it will turn...

Who are we?

I see the post-RNC convention poll bounce, I read the miles of raging, patently insane comments on the Facebook pages of radical right...

The Nominee

An old man walks to a podium in a silent room. There are no crowds. There is no applause. The nation he loves has been reduced to this:...

Algorithm

I swear social media is some kind of malicious worldwide experiment to kill people’s ability to feel joy. I experience the following...

Impeachment

Impeachment is the right course of action, it is long overdue, and I’m happy to see it start. This guy literally walked into the office...

World’s End

Look at this shit. These people are fucking idiots. Do they think that removing this shit from their site is going to somehow prevent us...

Children of a Broken Sky Feature

Children of a Broken Sky is currently featured on a video blog featuring “suspenseful books with religious elements.” Kinda cool! Take a...

Next

Confession time: For the last five months or so, a few false starts notwithstanding, I haven’t really been writing. I would say it was a...

You Ever Had This One?

You know those nights where you’re walking up the street with your wife and the tornado siren goes off? When the storm whips up and you...

A Love Letter to Game of Thrones

Note: I am not flinching from Game of Thrones spoilers in this post. The spoilers range from the start of the series to the end, and...

My Early Favorite is Elizabeth Warren

Did you watch the Democratic Town Halls on CNN earlier this week? As I thought might happen after seeing some of these candidates on a...

Worship

I became an atheist in 2011 while writing my first novel, Alex.  I went through the “angry atheist” phase, wherein I realized precisely...

Bedrock

This is a thank you post, so I’m going to say that first. To everyone who has ever left me a good Amazon review, who has ever emailed or...

The Power To Do Nothing

When I hear that Apple is worth one trillion dollars it makes me want to scream. That is the kind of money that could buy everyone an...

Both things: Impeachment

Sometimes two things that feel contradictory can actually be true at the same time. Recognizing this, I think, is one of the ways we can...

1,001 Reasons Not To Write Today

I think I just figured out why it can be so incredibly hard to start writing in the morning. See, when I’m on a roll or on a tangible...

Thunder

Excuse me while I nerd out hard for a second. So it’s a couple years old, but there is a ridiculous video making the rounds today of a...

You Can Breathe Here

My daughter told me existence was too big for her. She is ten years old and is overwhelmed by the inevitability of death, the seeming...

Election Thoughts

The election was two weeks ago tomorrow, and I think I’m finally coming to realize how I feel about it. The constant, vise-like pressure...