Category: Journal Entries

My diary as a writer.

Reading Robert Heinlein

I re-read Starship Troopers today. It has been so long since I read it that I had forgotten almost everything but the core themes of the book. Reading it was a reminder of why...

Empires that bounce back

A wonderful writers’ group I’m part of recently started discussing civilization. There were many sub-discussions, but one thing struck my interest: someone pointed out that our civilization, unlike any that has gone before is global, networked across the entire planet. And thus, how it might fall cannot be predicted from studying past empires, which were just isolated pockets without the network effects.

The May End Update! Featuring GDPR and more.

First, a GDPR update (we’re required to do this). If you want to understand what I do with your data (like this email, hop over to If anything in there makes you uncomfortable, you...