2017 Gear Post: Packing to Travel Light

It’s been almost five years since I became a serious convert to minimalist packing. I now travel around the world using carry-on baggage only. It’s fast, easy, and less stressful than playing the luggage-lug-around. Aside from making travel itself far less of a pain, I also continue to enjoy the…

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Politicians Treated Badly

On May 17, in New London, Connecticut, The United States Coast Guard Academy celebrated a new class of graduates. I teach at a military institution (though I should make clear that I do not here write on behalf of one), so I always have an interest in these moments of…

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The Battle of Crécy: A Distinguished Book and Thanks to Its Makers

The traffic coming to this site has never been heavier, and Google’s metadata reveals that it’s a wonderful reflection of my “split” life: about half the folks coming here are brought by my fiction work — mostly the Shards of Heaven novel series — while the other half are brought…

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JordanCon Schedule 2017

I’ve been attending JordanCon pretty regularly for a number of years now. It’s a really wonderful con directed by really wonderful people. They also have exceedingly fine judgment in choosing participants, since they continue to invite me back. 🙂 This year, I’ll once again be doing a Big Lecture for…

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Cover-up: The Realms of God

If you’ve been casually checking the Macmillan page for The Realms of God — anyone? just me? — you will have noticed something rather exciting just happened: the book’s cover has gone public. And it is stunning: So much awesome right there. As you may recall, Shards of Heaven had…

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