Sigh… how did I get here? I’ll be up front. I’ve never been a fan of the vampire genre. I find the concept itself to be intrinsically disgusting, and many of contemporary storylines are suffused with darkly sensual themes and either borderline or explicitly demonic elements. But since my last topic involved human aspirations to […]Read more "Dreams of Living Death – Part 1"
The Problem of Evil We come now to perhaps the foundational flaw of the cult of expertise and its entire system of surrogate decision-making: there are fundamentally evil people in the world who should under no circumstances be allowed control over the lives of their fellow human beings. These, in fact, are the individuals most […]Read more "“Morals Are For Men, Not Gods” – Part 3"
The Case of Charlie Gard Those who follow my posts regularly will remember last month when I changed my profile image to the above photo for a period of thirteen days. Those, like myself, with a child of their own will no doubt have a visceral sense of what drove me to follow this case. […]Read more "“Morals are For Men, Not Gods” – Part 2"
Demigod: n. a being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity, the offspring of a god and a mortal, or a mortal raised to divine rank The nature of power – and the human desire for it – is a theme I find myself drawn to again and again as a […]Read more "“Morals are For Men, Not Gods” – Part 1"
A special announcement to my fellow Voyagers, readers, and perhaps those visiting this site for the first time. There are points in every writer’s journey when they must acknowledge hard truths and make equally hard decisions. About two weeks ago, I had a development that has prompted a fresh reappraisal of my Author Platform. As […]Read more "Recent Developments"
As some of you may already know, I have recently begun posting on Quora. I hope to use this as an occasional source of blog topics going forward, and this is a bit of an experiment to see how well I can repurpose my content. The following is my answer to this question: What are […]Read more "Reimaginings"
This is just to let everyone know that my usual Monday post will probably be about a day or so late this time. I’m trying something a little bit different this time. My apologies for the delay.Read more "Slight Delay"