Fear and Tremble, for It Is at the Gate

Fear and Tremble, for It Is at the Gate

I am almost done. And I’ll be the first to admit I’m late. I wanted to be done in March. Yet it is safe to say that in the coming week I will win my prize. Seven days from now, I will have done what George R. R. Martin can no longer do: Finish a book. The...
Learn. To. Code.

Learn. To. Code.

It’s an insult. It’s meant to belittle those who are already suffering. It is kicking people when they’re already down. It’s simplistic. It doesn’t translate to real-world situations. It ignores larger issues. It’s a band-aid....
The Rules of Money, Part 2

The Rules of Money, Part 2

I already gave you my preamble in Part 1. Let’s dive right in to the good stuff. Without further ado, I present THE RULES OF MONEY. Rule #1: Never Kill the Golden Goose Let me begin by saying that the absolute worst thing you can do with money is play the...
Staying Alive

Staying Alive

It’s no secret how earlier this year my editor and mentor, David Farland, died in a terrible accident. Though he was in his sixties, he was healthy, and could have easily lived for several more decades had fate been kinder to him. And while he had authored...
Constructive Apathy, Part 2

Constructive Apathy, Part 2

Last week, we learned that apathy is a prerequisite to happiness. It was a hard pill to swallow but ultimately good for everyone. It’s actually a suppository. If you missed that post, I highly recommend reading it. Being the source of your own unhappiness is the...