Monthly Archives: September 2010

Monsters, Tron and Solaris

In my column today, I talk about my expectations for the upcoming (and very inexpensively made) science fiction film Monsters, what science fiction film qualifies as world-changing even though it’s obscure, and why people are so excited for a Tron sequel when Tron, you know, sucked. I know you’re wondering about all those things. […]

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Parenting and Writing

Over on the site, I have up a column about managing a writing schedule while being the stay-at-home parent, as I was while Athena was an infant, toddler and pre-schooler (and still am, as it happens). It’s features five tips I used to make it work for me. If you’re a stay-at-home writer with […]

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Hello I Must Be Going

The good news: Hey, look! I (represented by my name) am on the cover of the Official Stargate Magazine! Superimposed on Richard Dean Anderson’s head! The bad news: It’s the last issue ever. Clearly, I’ve killed yet another magazine. I’m sorry, man. I don’t know how this keeps happening. And, Mr. Anderson: I do hope […]

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Canoes, Canoes, Canoes

If you’ve been following the Twitter feed today, you know I was at a picnic today: My mother-in-law’s company was doing its annual employee thing, so off we went. I won’t bore you with the details, but here are a couple of pictures from the day: Athena and Krissy, working the canoe; Today’s sunset, minus […]

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Black Sheep

I’ve been off doing actual work today — I know! That never happens! — and now I’m a bit tuckered out, so here, have a song that’s been burrowing through my head for the last month or so: This is the version from Metric, the band which actually wrote and recorded it, but the probably […]

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Writing: Find the Time or Don’t

Over the last couple of months I’ve gotten a fair number of letters from aspiring writers who want to write but find themselves plagued by the vicissitudes of the day, i.e., they’ve got jobs, and they’re tiring, and when they come home they just want to collapse in front of the TV/spend time with family/blow […]

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