February 5, 2021: Busy Day! Here, have some Stargate concept art and cosmic brownies!

Whew!  What a day.  Got feedback on the Project F pilot and the Powder Mage overview, strategized regarding three more projects, did some stock research, sourced and sent off some tax documents to my agent, and had four zoom calls with some amazing young and talented writers.  Oh, and also - and most importantly -…

February 2, 2021: Setsuban Deka!

Today, we celebrated Setsuban (the day before the beginning of spring!) by eating the various Japanese dishes Akemi prepared for the occasion... Royce matcha nama chocolate with matcha affogato. So, who did you all celebrate? In case you missed it, here's yesterday's Dark Matter Episode 204, "We Were Family", discussion with the gang at Orville…

February 1, 2021: Director John Stead! Actor Anthony Lemke! And YOU!

Hey Dark Matter fans, do we have a treat for you later today.  For this week's Dark Matter discussion of Episode 204, "We Were Family", we will be joined by not one but two special guests: director John Stead and actor Anthony Lemke! https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1356331495435218944 That's 5:30 EST / 2:30 PST.  It's going to be a…

January 30, 2021: A little Stargate! A little Dark Matter! A little chocolate whisky! And a little code roe!

Announcing my new Stargate podcast with the gang at The Companion.  Gathers Gonna Rate will be asking fans to weigh in on a variety of subjects - The franchise's greatest AU episode!  Best Sam and Jack moment!  Most annoying decision by a guest character!  Then, we tally up the scores and discuss the results -…

January 29, 2021: A pseudo concussion!

Hummingbird Salamander A cryptic note leads to the discovery of a stuffed hummingbird which, in turn, serves as the first clue to a gripping mystery - and the first step in an obsessive investigation. An unpredictable character-driven eco-thriller from author Jeff Vandermeer. I almost gave myself a concussion yesterday.  I say "almost" because I wouldn't…

January 28, 2021: Robbin’ Hood! Yes/No! Waiting is the hardest part!

https://twitter.com/motherboard/status/1354798244455395328 Whew!  I spent the entire day following the Robin Hood fiasco - institutional investors and insiders suddenly changing the rules because they were getting beaten at their own game by a bunch of regular investors on reddit.  I was utterly amazed at how brazen they were in their seemingly illegal actions, shutting down the…

January 27, 2021: Amazing Comic Book Covers!

A few that caught my eye... Batman: Black & White #2 (cover art by Kanome Shirahama) Future State: Dark Detective #2 (cover art by Garbrielle Dell'Otto) Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (cover art by Ian Macdonald) Future State: Suicide Squad #1 (cover art by Derrick Chew) The Other History of the DC Universe #2…

January 26, 2021: Powder progress, fried chicken sandwiches, and Stargate concept art!

A productive day.  Completed a first draft of the Powder Mage overview and got some excellent feedback from author Brian McClellan.  Will do another pass, get it out and, after that, it'll be smooooooth sailing! https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1353493659384213505 I have come to the conclusion that there are only two places for good barbecue in Toronto - Barque…

January 25, 2021: Dark Matter fans convene! Yes/No Spaghetti O? My Super Bowl thoughts!

Later today, I'll be guesting on Orville Nation to talk about Dark Matter Episode 203 "I've Seen the Other Side of You".  Come join us for today's discussion. https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1353281158411386881 How about a little Yes/No?  Spaggheti-O Pie? Hey, Michiganers!  Is this a thing? Spent the day doing a deep dive into the magic elements and structure…

January 24, 2021: Suji Sunday!

Strolling. Contemplating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yy9fBP2LC8 Our frenchie, Lulu, used to absolutely massacre kale chips.  Suji is a slightly daintier eater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVx3LSgKvEM Every morning, Suji will wake up early and impatiently await my arrival and her Good Morning treat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrtjxn8V1oc Getting comfy.  Suji is very particular about the layout of her blankets.

January 23, 2021: Saturday salmagundi!

So who do you got into tomorrow's games?  I'm rooting for a Bills-Packers Super Bowl.  Failing that, recount of this year's playoff games that would disallow turnovers south of the Mason-Dixie line, thus setting up a Titans-Saints Super Bowl. Jonas Quinn!  Fandom wars!  And check marks are bad!  David Reed and and I talk Stargate:…

Identify My Top 10 Vacation Destinations!

It feels like forever since my last vacation.  And, quite honestly, it looks like forever until my next one.  But in the interim, I can look ahead and maybe do a little planning. Here are my Top 10 Vacation Destinations.  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to identify all ten. #10. #9.…