On Integrity of Self, Hippy Shielding, and Atheism
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  Dear Reader, It’s been awhile!  So sorry for the delay.  The past six months have been a little bit of chaos for me.  I’ve had some personal issues, and I’ve also been on a whirlwind circuit tour of writing conferences with the great organization SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book … Read More

Skiing Like A Sissy; On Russel Tovey, The Fosters, and Masculinity
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Dear Readers,   What does it mean to be a man, gay or straight, biological or psychological, in today’s world?  These are my thoughts on the subject, that mostly arise out of being called “Champ”. There are a myriad of factors that have collided to produce this post.  They aren’t … Read More

In Defense of Princesses
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In which DM tells us why he isn’t ashamed to say the hero of his novel, Sebastian Smith, thinks like a girl.

Time Enough To Be Fantastic: A Letter to 20 and 40 from 30
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A brief note to readers: This is my first post in some time.  It is a personal post, and I don’t expect many of you to finish it.  But it is my own choice.  My own decision of how to spend the last moments of my twenties, and the first … Read More

Upon An Anniversary: Five…wait…SIX Lessons On Living Life Freely
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Dear Readers, I know that it has been a few months since I last updated the blog, and I’m sorry for the absence.  In the past month I have literally held the hand of a dying man at the end of his life, and cradled a newborn only twelve hours … Read More

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
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These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar’s Story Artist. This is some of the most excellent, concise writing advice I have ever read, and I’m posting it here for you but mostly me, so that when I come back to this blog, I know something of use about writing will … Read More

An Open Letter to DC Comics RE: Superman and Orson Scott-Card.
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(**NOTE:  This letter is in address to DC Comics decision to hire Orson Scott Card to write the Superman comic series.  At the time of this publication, Mr. Card was an outspoken anti-gay activist, and the letter addresses this.  Also, as a point of ethics, when I wrote this I … Read More

Why should it even matter that you’re GAY?
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Dear Readers, I am gay. I have been open about being gay for about a decade, and I have been accepting of my own homosexuality (by which I mean to say that I stopped trying to change it for Jesus) for about four years now. I am a lot of … Read More

The Writer’s Family Thanksgiving Special
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Dear Readers, I hope the image above doesn’t serve as too much of a spoiler.  However, I felt the irresistible urge to share with you all my Thanksgiving plans.  Well, not so much my plans, as my ordeal.  And not so much Thanksgiving as an excuse to wear pajama pants in public.  That’s right! … Read More

The Wizard’s JK Rowling Transmogriphication Counterspell
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Dear Reader, Today I have found that another of my masks has hit a snag in their proverbial goals and given the success I had allowing my Wizard persona to engage with the issues Sensei was having from a different angle, I have decided to allow Writer to present his … Read More

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