I am more than a bit obsessed with Swedish melodic death metal.This is actually a relatively new development in my life, though not entirely unforeseen, I suppose. I’m autistic, and hypersensitive to sound. The downside to this: One form of personal torment for me is sunny days, where the lawnmowers and airplanes (we live near an “Airpark”) are out and about, buzzing endlessly and without obvious productive purpose.The more fortunate flip side of this hypersensitivity is that I have always gained extreme enjoyment from listening to music. In fact, I actually suspect autism is somehow related to synesthesia, because I’m…
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 19:12

Trigeminal Neuralgia Sucks

I am sitting in the corridor outside the surgery waiting room, waiting for a team to drill into my spouse's skull and intentionally damage a nerve. So, if this is a bit of a scattered, random post - eh, no apologies. Really, I'm just killing time until hunger sets in long enough to drive me to the cafe, which will kill some more time, before it is back to the waiting room to wait/kill time some more. The odd thing is that I actually hate this less than i thought I would. The OHSU staff so far have been considerate…
Executive Summary of the Draft New Congress Report on the State of the Union Attacks [Draft, version 3.62] UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS DOCUMENT PROHIBITED BY LAW Section A - Reconstruction of Events At 9:12 PM, Eastern Standard Time, the President of the United States began the annual State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. In attendance were ninety-three members of the United States Senate, four hundred and seventeen members of the House of Representatives, all but three members of the Cabinet, twelve members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, six justices of the Supreme Court, and…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:18

Bringing Ragnarok Dev Diary 13

Wow, how is it late March already? That's time, I suppose. Unless you are a Time Lord, of course. I have to admit to being a bit behind where I wanted to be on Book 3 of Bringing Ragnarok. Part 1 is written and going through the re-write phase (me going line-by-line on the digital manuscript to make it sound like I wanted it to in the first place), but I had hoped to be through Part 2 by the end of March. So I expect to publish in July, possibly late July - but I have a good reason…
So let me preface this essay and strategy thinkpiece with a bit of a (long) disclaimer. I am not a Democrat. I am an American citizen, but I prefer to identify as a Cascadian of Anglo-Saxon descent, because heritage and local biome matter far more than a bit of dyed cloth ever could. It is my firm belief that the United States should and most likely will break up (in some form) in my lifetime, because its governing architecture has been captured by a privileged elite that has turned its laws and institutions against its people, which is simply not…
Monday, 25 February 2019 17:02

Bringing Ragnarok Dev Diary 12

Well, February is almost gone, but there's snow falling in the Willamette Valley. So as the alley and street turn white, and Broken Wagon farm wakes to a slow winter Monday, here are some random thoughts for anyone who happens on this website. 1. Bringing Ragnarok Book 3, Part 1, has been written. Of course, that's just stage 1, but it is nice to hit the 50,000 word, 1/3-of-the-way-through mark. Especially as the past couple months have been a tad chaotic, as I have been working to wrap-up my academic work in preparation for going full-time on the authorship biz…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 21:42

Bringing Ragnarok Dev Diary 11

Bringing Ragnarok Dev Diary update time! I have not been as active on this as I should have been, but if you happen to be following along - never fear! Progress on Book 3 is... progressing! Long story short - this week I'll be just shy of 40,000 words into the draft, approximately 30% of the way through the manuscript. I'm enjoying writing this Book in the Saga in particular because I feel like the characters have "leveled up" sufficiently to be able to independently narrate scenes without relying on asking the core supporting cast so many dumb questions. Fingers…
Friday, 18 January 2019 21:23

Why I am Cascadian

Why I am a Cascadian I was born an American, and like my father and grandfather before me, I served in the United States military during a time of war. I used to feel pride in being an American. But I don’t anymore. The fact of the matter is that the United States of America is a colonial empire no better than the British Empire that spawned it. After winning independence, the elites who have always run the show actively pursued wars of aggression, committed genocide against the indigenous inhabitants, and eventually seized colonies in Latin America and Asia to…
Monday, 07 January 2019 21:27

Bringing Ragnarok Dev Diary 10

Bringing Ragnarok – Dev Diary 10 Well, the New Year has begun, and so the time has come for me to start work on Book 3 of Bringing Ragnarok. I am rather pleased that I was able to write, edit, and publish Book 2 between July and December of 2018 – just as I’d planned. But plans are one thing, and reality quite another. 2018 has to have been one of the worst two years in my memory. It was a year of things breaking. We lost two of our founding Broken Wagon Farm members, one cat and one dog.…
Saturday, 29 December 2018 16:47

Bringing Ragnarok: Book 2, live on Amazon!

Bringing Ragnarok Book 2 is now live on Amazon! Here's the link to the landing page on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M9ZM6RS Really not too much to say aside from this: Enjoy, and leave a review on Amazon if you'd like to help me get more people into the Saga of Six Friends! Now, the writing of Book 3 begins...
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