I have set up a slush page. For those unaware slush files are traditionally places where authors keep notes, outlines, etc, for upcoming or possible projects. As a technohistorian it was impossible for me not to have an interest in seeing the first plague of our age play out in real time. If you want … More Writing Process, future book project on COVID
So this evening I sat down and primed my pump by writing the introduction to my book. This is a multipurpose chapter for me in that it allows me to give a little background, provide the reader -and myself- with an outline of what I mean to say and how, and allows me also to … More Book Process Post 7
So apparently there has been quite a resurgence of interest in gnosticism in American pop culture of all places. Today I am wading through multiple academic papers on the subject but just in breve. Pop Culture with with Gnostic themes in them Aliens franchise Prometheus and Aliens: Covenant From Hell The Watchmen Alan Moore’s Promethea … More Book process: American Gnostics
After a long and pointless period of semi-crisis, I am back to work. Today, I went through my backlog of emails and social media messages and began compiling a list of all the people I need to follow up with and also I began my follow up questions list. Each person will receive at least … More Process Post 5: Follow ups and backlog
Today I will be looking at and studying a Wiccan alter. The owner has kindly agreed to share his alter with me and to tell me it’s story. I will then dig deeper into the symbologies and histories of his pieces as time allows. Then if time allows I will expand this entry a bit … More Process Post 4 – alter
Today I am printing out all the interviews or using the transcription software to make them printable. I am still old fashioned enough to like having actually paper on hand. I will be checking my edits (spelling/grammar only) and then I will begin the process of comparing my data to see if I have any … More Process Post 3
So far everyone who has accepted my interview requests have been white and Anglo-European. Odd. I do have requests pending with both the Cherokee Nation (NC) and a an African-American pastor (Southern Baptist). And I am accepting interviews from all races, creeds, and colors. Makes me wonder if some of this is not perhaps race … More Writing Process Post 2
I began by buying research books but another part of the research for this book will be interviewing people as possible for a more contemporary perspective. So I put this request on social media. “I am seeking interviewees for my second book. I would like to talk to Wiccans, Druids, Norse mythos followers, witches, occultists, … More Writing Process Post 1
So I am reviving this site in order to document the process and publication of my second paperback book. The first book is here – in serial form on this blog. Just put Lyme Warrior in the search bar. The second book is called: Post-Rational America. You can buy it for Kindle or in paperback … More Reviving this site!
(TL;DR – Love wins. Now read the whole thing.) Okay, let’s talk a bit about love versus fear. For me, the holidays are always hard and I tend to make myself and everyone else around me completely miserable, so this year I gave myself a project. I would do something nice for the various people … More Postcards and paranoia.