Someone briefly set up a “crush” bot at the Washington Post — a bot whose very existence is just asking for major trouble.

Of sequels and ideas

As I’ve said before, getting Directorate 51: Revelation out the door was a long, long journey — probably about 9 years since I started writing the first draft of that story. (I can’t even remember the original plot, but I think it’s quite different than this one.) But it’s now out the door and available for Kindle. The general plot, about … Continued

And now, we wait

After a lot of stops and starts, and stops, and starts, and stops, and starts, I’ve finally followed through with my promise to myself: I’ve published Directorate 51: Revelation, the first e-book in a sci-fi series I’ve had in my head in some form for nearly 10 years now. Sort of. Officially, I’ve submitted the … Continued

5 Tools Everyone In The Pen Industry Should Be Using

With a dearth of ideas to blog about but a desire to post something, I figured I’d search the Internet for ideas. An automatic generator suggested this one.

Love Still Conquers Hate

It’s been another rough week. I’m saddened by senseless violence, both at the hands of a few bad police officers, and at the hands of one civilian who put his anger to the wrong use. Steve Hartman said on CBS tonight that it’s important to remember the word “some.” Some police officers are racist, but … Continued

Time to Take Action

If you’re like most people, you’ve been outraged over the recent mass shootings that have taken away far too many of our families, friends and neighbors. And while changing your Facebook photo or signing a petition is a step in the right direction, it’s not enough. It’s time to act. Write a letter. Help bury … Continued

Love Conquers Hate

Much is going to be said over the next few weeks over the horrible event this morning, a man full of hatred shooting more than 100 innocent people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. But already there’s one trend that comes up far too often: hatred.   I’m not talking about the homophobia that in … Continued

Steakhouse Mac n Cheese

I know you visited this site today saying, “Hey, Todd, I really want to know how you make mac n cheese!” No? Really? Well, you’re going to find out anyway. My special recipe from an evening of rummaging since I didn’t feel like going to the store. Ingredients 1/2 box elbow macaroni 3 oz shredded cheddar cheese (a … Continued

Review: “Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam” combines the worst of two worlds

I like coffee. I like pickles. Doesn’t mean I’ll be running to pick up Maxwell House Kosher Dill. That’s unfortunately what Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is. Foolishly, I bought it on the merits of the two series it combines, thinking it’d combine the unique RPG and puzzle elements of both Mario & Luigi and … Continued

Doing the Math

A lot has been said about the terrible math making its way through the tubes of the Interwebs today, claiming the current Powerball jackpot’s annuity value (now $1.4 billion) divided by the population of the United States (about 318.9 million) would mean everybody gets a little more than $4 million, which might be true in … Continued