Barbarian Book Club: May 2018 Operational Report

Updates In preparation for the imminent arrival of my first child, I decided to grow a respectable mustache. It's coming along nicely and I have faith that it will develop further. I've been writing a bit here and there, nowhere as much as I should be, but overall I'm content with my current pace. I …

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Support the Indy Scene.

I know a lot of good independent writers. I know a number of good independent artists, and few really top notch independent editors. I even know several good independent voice actors for recording audiobooks. All of which is great, because it means that new, original fiction is being created and brought to market on a […] …

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Art: Baccante LDS

Baccante LDS by Saturno Butto,  oil on wood I'm a fan of Butto's art, a heavy almost neo-classical mix of Christian Mysticism, S&M, and Paganism. Check out his gallery.  

Barbarian Book Club: The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

“Tell Osborn I have already lived and enjoyed as much of life as any nine other men I know; I have had my full share, and if it is necessary for me to leave my bones in South America, I am quite ready to do so.” - Theodore Roosevelt   Last week my coworker handed …

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Day trip to Hakone

Yesterday the wife and I took a day trip to Hakone, a small town on the shore of Lake Ashi. Our schedule is completely packed for the foreseeable future, filled with baby events, work obligations, celebrations, and of course culminating with the arrival of the baby. So, it was nice to get to go on …

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The Great Courses – The Early Middle Ages and Audible Lectures.

I've been exceptionally busy these past few weeks. Work is filled with new responsibilities, this is the third year of duty in Japan and I'm finding myself with ever increasing responsibilities. Most importantly the majority of my attention is focused on preparation for the upcoming birth of my daughter. Intellectually I feel ready, but I …

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Barbarian Book Club on Bloglovin’

I decided to download the Bloglovin' app and add Barbarian Book Club to the aggregator. I've always been frustrated by the fact that half of my favorite blogs are on blogger and the other half on wordpress, making it really difficult to follow all of them using the same app. Bloglovin fixes that and is …

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Getting in some French Toast

Cooking has always been a point of contention for me. My mom did not cook and growing up my brothers and I ate BBQ my dad grilled up or take-out. As an adult, I've always been intimidated by the kitchen, cooking, and food preparation in general. On top of that my wife is a fantastic …

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Storyhack Issue 2

Pretty excited to announce that I will have another story with Storyhack Action & Adventure. Bryce Beattie has fantastic taste when it comes to short stories so I feel honored to share space with some cool authors like David J West who wrote my favorite story in issue 0 and the awesome grimdark novel Brutal …

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Giving Audiobooks a try.

Yesterday I decided to finally get over my reservations and try out fiction in audible format. With the imminent arrival of the baby just around the corner my ability to sit and read is going to be somewhat limited. So, one of the workarounds is to supplement my reading with audiobooks. I am already a …

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