“I find your lifestyle very compelling, but I could never live without air-conditioning.” This is probably the statement I have heard the most over the last ten years from people who cannot believe that we are able to live, and thrive, without most of the modern conveniences that 1st world humans take for granted. I […]
I finished reading Nick Cole‘s brilliant CONTROL ALT REVOLT earlier this week. C/A/R is the prequel to Cole’s fantastic gamer noir novel Soda Pop Soldier, easily the best fiction book I read in 2014 (well… right up there with The Martian,) and one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read. Period. CONTROL ALT REVOLT is currently only available for […]
Sugar and honey have been used to treat battle wounds for millennia, and many experts are coming to believe that sugar ought to be the treatment of first recourse when dealing with deep wounds that might not be absolutely “clean” throughout.
I promised several people I’d do a post wherein I share our process of harvesting wheat by hand. Harvesting is actually a small part of the whole process of taking wheat from the field to a usable final product, so although I named this post “Harvesting” Wheat by Hand, I’ll actually include the post-harvest steps of threshing and winnowing.
We have never had much money, so if “rich” is defined as “having a lot of money” then I am the opposite of that. If being “rich” means having all the latest gadgets, money in the bank, toys, and nice vacations, then sorry… I’m not even close to rich. And what does “poor” mean? Long, long ago the word “poor” meant that you didn’t have or have access to the bare minimums necessary for survival…
Artificial Intelligence ends the world! If I were a betting man, I’d say lack of the regular kind of intelligence is more likely to accomplish the feat, but what do I know? Believe me, I enjoy the humorous image of humans cowering in hipster pubs nervously sipping craft beers made of genetically modified (but gluten […]
…we’re beginning our wheat harvest here in Central Texas… When I’m not authoring sci-fi books… I run an off-grid farm. That’s right! We’re plain and we do things the old-fashioned way most of the time. One of the things I teach my children is that you reap what you sow. So many lessons for […]
The Big Launch for Brother, Frankenstein runs from June 8th to June 14th of 2015. We are very much looking for people willing to send an email to their list(s), friends, family, fans, etc., but just in case you would like to share the information on a blog, website or on social media, here is […]
About ten days ago I penned a blog post here entitled Living Beyond Off-Grid as a Sci-fi Writer, and it seemed to resonate with a lot of people because it got some attention and was shared around the Internets quite a bit. It also raised a substantial number of questions…
“Weapons of Mass Deception” – A military thriller by two US Navy veterans, David Bruns and JR Olson, that could be ripped from today’s headlines!
“Brendan McHugh, a Navy SEAL, meets a mysterious Iranian diplomat on a raid in Iraq. His former girlfriend and FBI linguist discovers a link to Iran among a group of captured jihadis. And pulling it all together is a CIA analyst who can’t forget about Saddam Hussein’s WMDs—even if it costs him his career.”