Monuments to Impermanence

I’ve had occasion, recently (or so), to visit Antelope Canyon and its surrounding area. It’s a spectacular sight, a photographer’s dream, whether very amateur like myself or otherwise. Upper Antelope Canyon; in winter, you might get so lucky as to not get crowds in your pictures. Might. Antelope Canyon(s) are slot canyons, unique flukes of…

Sparring Thoughts

One of my hobbies, besides writing (alas) is martial arts, specifically Krav Maga. A lot of what we learn at my gym is specific defenses you can use to remove yourself from a bad situation, defenses that have more to do with physics than strength. My great cultural upheaval of choice would be to have…

Bad Guys Who are All the Bad

My MMO of choice is Guild Wars 2. Insult me at will. I shelled out for this game and the reason I got my gaming tower is so it runs smoothly. I was fascinated by the charr race and that’s what my character is. They are, of course, basically the kzinti, including their past history…

Infodumps and How to Use Them

The sequel to Doomwalker has been mostly written for awhile now, but it needs heavy edits. I hit the first big info dump last night, having prepped myself with one of these. Infodumps have a bad rep. "Show don't tell" is a good rule, but it's got limits. Use it for characterization or- and this…