Threw this down on my work break. Happy Monday.
5 years ago today I was celebrating on Facebook that I’d lost 25 pounds and was trying to lose 15 more, to get back down to about 180. I’d been training for my first mud run, so losing all that extra bulk was a necessity. I kept it off for a few years, then got… Continue reading That Thing Where You Openly Declare War On Your Bad Health
10– Technically anyone can do it, but if you don’t get some training you’ll make a huge mess. 9– If you hammer down but don’t know where you’re going, you’ll cover a lot of ground for no reason. 8– You can do it without planning the route. Just be prepared to take the long way… Continue reading 10 Ways Writing and Trucking are the Same Job
Amazon link here Given that Elizabeth Wein just released the third novel in this series (a prequel to VERITY and ROSE UNDER FIRE) I thought I’d plug this book for y’all. It’s written in a journal format, containing entries from two women at separate times, one of whom was a POW, and the other was… Continue reading Should-Reads: CODE NAME VERITY, by Elizabeth Wein
There’s always a best-movie-of-the-summer, and whatever it was supposed to be in 2003, Jack Sparrow (sorry, Captain) came along and sank it. Naturally, with studios and shareholders being what they are, this created a demand for sequels on all sides, and I for one was thrilled at the prospect. I loved Jack’s antics, Will & Elizabeth’s… Continue reading Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 1: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was based on a 1988 novel by Tim Powers. However, similarities between Powers’ novel and the 4th Pirates film are scant, while elements of the prior 3 movies can be found in the story. I’m of the suspicion that bits of the book were borrowed somehow, until… Continue reading Should-Reads: ON STRANGER TIDES, by Tim Powers
<serious writer face, activate> In all of the excitement about THE HERO NEXT DOOR, don’t think I have forgotten about THE KORBADELL JOB. Both of these books are happening, but I want to clarify something for the Kickstarter backers: THE HERO NEXT DOOR takes priority for the next few months until you all get what… Continue reading Wednesdays and the Work-in-Progress: 4/19/17