September, 2020

An Ode to H. P. Lovecraft

All fantasy authors owe a piece of their soul to H. P. Lovecraft. Like Stephen King and so many other writers, I have always loved H.P. Lovecraft. I remember in college in the 1980’s stumbling on this books at an old used book store near campus. The Doom that Came to Sarnath was my first […]

The Hidden Voices of Our Ancestors

“On the bank of the river he saw a tall tree: from roots to crown one half was aflame and the other green with leaves.” – Peredur, from the Welsh Celtic Mabinogion (12th century) I love Celtic literature and how my ancestors portrayed everything with a stark ambiguity. This idea of a greening tree cast […]

Thomas Jefferson – My Distant Relative

My Father a few years back was researching our family history and had decided to share something interesting with me. I had known that my father’s European ancestors had come from Wales in the 18th century. They had then gone west to Tennessee to finally settle in Texas early in the 19th century when Texas […]