My Top Five Disney Villain Songs

My Top Five Disney Villain Songs

This is a fun little post I was thinking about as my kids and I listened to a Disney villain song collection in the car. It was a little random and missing some good ones, but it got me considering it. Here are the best Disney Villain songs, ranked by me. #5 Be Prepared – The Lion King This song on the list was almost a given, as The Lion King is one of the best of the Disney animated…

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Even Cinderella Had Haters

Even Cinderella Had Haters

This is a post that’s been rolling around in my head for a while that I’ve been meaning to write. I think it is important to remember. I try to keep it as a sort of mantra (along with the tagline from the live action movie, “Have Courage and Be Kind”). I like most people on an individual basis. I’m not a saint, there are some I can’t stand or don’t want to deal with. I’m generally unconcerned with whatever they…

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Have You Seen: The 10th Kingdom

Have You Seen: The 10th Kingdom

I am about to start running a couple of new “series” here on this blog. This post is the first of one of them. “Have You Seen” will be for me to share various works of writing, music, movies or television that I enjoyed but aren’t always super well known. The first of these is The 10th Kingdom. I bring it up because we are currently watching it with my son. It has been a while since I’ve watched it,…

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The Cinder Witch

The Cinder Witch

The Cinder Witch has been released! I am remiss in posting this as it happened right around the holidays, but the third School of Spells and War story is finally out. You can purchase it at Amazon. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited! Months ago, Alis joined with her new friend Cahan to fight a dragon beneath the School of Spells and War. Now she fights something altogether different: fame. Worse, her newfound notoriety has resulted in a mission to…

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A Midsummer’s Party

A Midsummer’s Party

I am pleased to announce that the next short story in the School of Spells and War is now available on Amazon for 0.99! You can purchase it here exclusively through Amazon. It’s also free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers! It’s Cahan’s birthday and Alis didn’t know it! Now she has only a matter of hours to choose the perfect gift for him. But what do you get a man like Cahan? The answer involves shenanigans and BREAKING THE RULES…something that…

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School of Spells & War Update

School of Spells & War Update

I have updates for my series of short stories and novellas The School of Spells & War. The first story about Alis and Cahan, the wizard and warrior duo, was originally published in the anthology Make Death Proud To Take Us, and later released on its own.  I’m happy to announce that two more stories – A Midsummer’s Party and The Cinder Witch – are scheduled for release over the next couple of months! There are also three other stories…

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Art From Life

Art From Life

The real problems came with toddlers – when the parents had waited to have their kids baptized for one reason or another. Sometimes the parents were recent converts to the church. That he understood, and he always welcomed them, challenge and all. But most of the time it was just lazy parents who couldn’t be bothered – the “CE Catholics” who only came on Christmas and Easter, or who waited a year and a half until Grandma was in town…

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Announcement: Tales of the Once and Future King

Announcement: Tales of the Once and Future King

I am excited to announce that my short story, “The Hounds of Camelot”, has been accepted into the forthcoming Tales of the Once and Future King young adult anthology! It is a collection of King Arthur related short stories that promises to be very interesting! I’ll keep everyone up to date on that, and while you’re at it, go ahead and check out Superversive SF. Anthony Marchetta over there is putting together this collection, and you’ll also be able to…

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My Workout Playlist

My Workout Playlist

I was tweaking my workout playlist the other week. We just restarted our local Y membership last month, so I’ve actually been working out again. Currently I’m attempting to hit a twice a week weightlifting workout, and then once the dojo merger is finished I’ll get back to twice a week Karate as well. The Y has childcare, so I can work out in the mornings (my preferred time by far) without having to wrangle the kids. So far it…

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You Don’t Learn How To Work Hard When You Grow Up In Public Schools

You Don’t Learn How To Work Hard When You Grow Up In Public Schools

This has been on my mind recently, as I am reading Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich. I have not given 100% for much of anything in my life. It is especially hard to do when dealing with health issues, as I have been off and on for the last three years (to be detailed out in further posts down the line). But this is an embarrassing admission to make. Most of my life, I have been able to work at…

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