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Tolkien and the Real Source of Power

Tolkien and the Real Source of Power

Today is the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien. But in some way, that never mattered. Neither did the day of his death.       Tolkien was by most accounts an unassuming man: The sort of tweed-wearing Oxford don one might see riding his bicycle home for lunch....

They Will Talk About This Year . . .

Yes, 2014: They will talk about this year. Or I will, at least. I had an astounding, almost unparalleled amount of fun and personal growth this year. And it kept on going right through the celebration of Bill’s Birthmonth®, which ends today. Fun stuff happened,...
Food, Sex, and Danger

Food, Sex, and Danger

  I’ve found the secret. It was right in front of me all along. Here, look at this: Now, look at this: How about this? Got your attention yet? One thing or the other — or maybe a combination of all three — provoked some deep response in you. In...
So Today it’s my Birthday . . .

So Today it’s my Birthday . . .

Ahh, another year has passed. Seems I’m standing athwart an avalanche of years these days — or an avalanche of days these years. Whichever works for you. This birthday seems like it’s going to be a good one. I just launched my first novel to some...