Wish List 2017

This is not a hint of any kind. Unless you’re someone who has been asking me for my holiday wish list, please pretend this post isn’t even here. Rockport cap toe oxfords, black, size 7 1/2 1-2 pairs of jeans from cabela’s, womens size 18 regular (this style also okay) Zojirushi micom 5.5 cup rice cooker ...

Dealing With a Bunch of Fucking Nerds: Research and “Getting It Right” 6

I’ve gotten some interesting blowback since I decided to go public with my irritation over JRR Tolkien’s puzzling geomorphology. Among the “well actually” and personal insults, there’ve been a more interesting complaint, with variations. To paraphrase: “Writers shouldn’t have to be an experts on everything just to tell a story!” Well, yes and no. To ...