October, 2020

Gildas the Wise

One the last things I researched before I started my Phantammeron novels was a series of very old Latin texts. These old manuscripts were written in Britain right after the Romans left the island around 410 AD. It’s a long story, but basically Britain had fallen into chaos after the last Roman Consuls and legions […]



That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do

“That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do” (or The Door), 1931 – oil painting by Ivan Albright, American, 1897-1983. This is a strange little painting by an America-Russian painter from the early 20th century – Ivan Albright. This was one of my grandfather’s favorite paintings. He was a deeply philosophical and spiritual […]



On Writing Mytho-Poetic Works

It is not necessary for the underlying mythology to be published in its own volume for a work to be mythopoetic in nature. But it is important that the underlying mythology exist, first of all. It should be coherent and accessible. And inasmuch as that mythology exists in a form in accord with its own […]