02/9/17

Meanwhile, in the Trump Whitehouse (part III)

In the Oval Office:

PENCE:  Thou hast called for me?

TRUMP:  The Ninth Circuit upheld the ban on my ban!  So lame!  The worst!

PENCE:    No Solomonic tribunal they.

TRUMP:

PENCE:

TRUMP:

PENCE:

TRUMP:  Someone help me here. Steve—

BANNON, clicks heels, raises right arm:  MEIN, FUHRER!

TRUMP:  Jesus H. Sassasfras!  The Merkelese again! Doesn’t anyone speak Americanese in this building?

FLYNN: *raises hand*

TRUMP:  Anyone who is not also creepy? ‘Cause you’re creepy, Mike. … Read the rest

02/8/17

Meanwhile, in the Trump Whitehouse….(No. 2)

In the Oval Office:

TRUMP: Flynn, get in here!

FLYNN: Sir?

TRUMP: This is an empty snack bowl, Mike. You see it? Empty snack bowls are sad, the worst.

FLYNN:

TRUMP: Why is it empty, Mike?

FLYNN, hissing: Bannon.

TRUMP: Yes. And what is it empty of?

FLYNN: Uh, dignity?

TRUMP: No.

FLYNN: Hope?

TRUMP: NO!

FLYNN: Integrity?

TRUMP: Jesus H. Sassafras, Mike. Schnitzel. It’s empty of schnitzel. And you know I love the schnitzel.… Read the rest

02/8/17

Meanwhile, in the Trump White House (No. 1)

In the Oval Office:

FLYNN: And so you see, Mr. President, there are suggestions that Kim Jong Un’s grip on—

TRUMP: Is that a tinfoil hat on your head?

FLYNN: Uh….

TRUMP: I like it. Get me one, all right? Put MAGA on it. Use a Sharpie. That’s an order. Now, you were telling me about Nordstroms.

FLYNN: Sir. I was actually telling you about the South China Sea, the lizard people infiltration, and—

TRUMP: … Read the rest

01/24/17

Release Day for A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD

final art conversationWell, this is the day.  A Conversation in Blood, the next Tale of Egil and Nix, hits shelves and ereaders.  I hope you’ll check it out.  Lots of glowing reviews coming in and I’m very grateful for those.  Instead of linking to all of them, I’ll just share a quote from a review that really left me smiling:

If you enjoy storytelling with the content sensibilities of Game of Thrones, then imagine George R.R. Read the rest

12/12/16

Excerpt from A Conversation in Blood

final art conversationI’ve received permission to post an excerpt from the next Tale of Egil and Nix, A Conversation in Blood, which will release on January 24, 2017.  You can, of course, preorder the book, and those who do earn my deep and abiding affection. 🙂

This is from early on in the novel and there are no spoilers.  Feel free to share far and wide.  Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy.

_______________________________________

Nix ate the apples … Read the rest

08/19/16

Full Listing for A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD and PREORDERS

Amazon now has the full listing up for the next Tale of Egil and Nix, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD.  As ever, I greatly appreciate pre-orders.  Let me know if you do, so I can send you my personal thanks.  It means a lot.

In any event, from the jacket:

final art conversationEgil and Nix, the hard-fighting, harder-drinking fortune hunters of The Hammer and the Bladeand A Discourse in Steel, are back to test their mettle and Read the rest

07/13/16

Why I’m a Liberal

It’s election season and everyone who reads my wall knows I’m a liberal. Sometimes that comes as a surprise to newcomers, because I sort of fit the stereotypical Republican mold. I’m white, affluent, highly educated, a lawyer/writer (though I’ll note that I was raised in a working class home). I’m also a strong believer in the value of market forces/incentives, like to look at human nature with a cold eye (I see you there, Socialism, … Read the rest

07/9/16

Tribalism

“trib·al·ism /trībəˌlizəm/ noun: The behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group.”

It’d be an interesting, and perhaps different world, if, whenever any high-profile terrible event happens, those people connected to one side or the other side of that high profile event evaluated the event — its causes and impact, both present and future — through a lens devoid of tribal loyalties.

In related news, illegal violence is … Read the rest