In O’Reilly Interview, Trump Equates US With Soviet Union

In a recent interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (clearly not a “Liberal shill”), our President defended Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin’s murder of journalists and political opponents, saying, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?” Is Mr. Trump being coy? Or does he honestly more »

State of the Smithy

A year ago, I had an audacious plan: Finish translating Aquelarre, write a sonnet weekly for The Pastime Machine, release a monthly 6-page D6xD6 RPG expansion, publish another poet or author monthly, launch a D13 RPG Kickstarter this fall, manage an annual Halloween anthology, attend a half-dozen conventions, and possibly more »

Adventures in Brain Meds

About a decade ago, I went through a year of testing to figure out why I was perpetually dizzy and fuzzy-headed. I hear what you’re thinking. But no, it’s not Meniere’s disease. No vertigo and nausea, just unbalanced and sort of “cloudy” all the time. Turns out there were two more »

If you can’t say something nice . . .

Google search for “Facebook happy fake,” and you’ll find scads of articles, images, and ecards claiming that people posting happy things are liars. Might I suggest instead a search for “fox and grapes”? The point is, as we experiment with this Internet thing and social media, as we evolve into more »