“…I am the weapon.” This pearl of wisdom has been proven true time and again, with the most recent case occurring in Afghanistan. In 2016 Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, of the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for killing thirty Taliban fighters with various weapons he had to hand. Outnumbered … Continue reading “These are the Tools…”
Dean Koontz is a prolific author of what some like to call “supernatural suspense.” A Catholic writer, he has several insights into the craft of writing that are invaluable for aspiring storytellers. Having examined his work firsthand through his novels, I say this as one of his students, since analyzing his work has helped me … Continue reading Writing Advice from Dean Koontz
DARPA has apparently begun to catch up with sci-fi writers and even fantasy authors who have considered the possibility of controlling machines or other implements with one’s mind. While the article below is a bit overenthusiastic about the applications of such technology, it presents Sci-fi and Fantasy creators with a great many possibilities. While we … Continue reading Mind over Matter
Click the link to learn more, readers! World’s Oldest Intact Shipwreck Found – 2,400-yr-old ‘Ship of Odysseus’ Oct 24, 2018 Nancy Bilyeau Off the coast of Bulgaria, more than a mile beneath the surface of the Black Sea, a team of maritime archaeologists, scientists and surveyors has discovered what could be the world’s oldest intact … Continue reading The Oldest Known Shipwreck in the World
Once again, I must leave you with another's post in place of my own Vocational Vivication article. Rest assured I will be returning soon, readers. Until then please enjoy Meg Dowell's article: Is It Normal to Hate What You Write? Have you ever stopped in the middle of working on an article or manuscript, backtracked … Continue reading Reposted: Is It Normal to Hate What You Write?
I posted this article last year for Independence Day and, seeing no reason to elaborate on what was stated then, I have reposted it below. Enjoy, readers, and have fun celebrating our nation’s birthday! “Words fail to convey how deeply I love my country. From childhood I have loved the Stars and Stripes that snap … Continue reading America – My Beautiful, Inspirational Home
I just cannot seem to avoid metal music these days. Between Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin, this author has been listening to more metal than is usual for her. (At least, she assumes Breaking Benjamin qualifies as metal. If it does not, someone should leave a comment to correct her!) Unsurprisingly, finding a good thing has … Continue reading The Night, the Light, and the Sign