Author Archives: John

About John

American, husband, father, writer, rocket scientist, soccer player, motorcycle rider, Christian, and proud of it.

Mozilla and Brendan Eich, aka The Peasants’ New Clothes

A Modern Twist On A Classic Tale… Once upon a time there was a great nation that had become filled with vain and selfish People whose only goal in life was to be fed and cared for and feel pleasure … Continue reading

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The Power of “Noah”

Last week, on the opening day of Noah, as the credits rolled, a friend who happened to be sitting near my wife and I in the theater turned to me and said: “What was with that Noah getting drunk and … Continue reading

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Hope – It’s Up To You

One of my favorite movies, and a film I prefer over the written version is, The Shawshank Redemption*. If you’ve not seen it, you should. One of the recurring motifs in the film is hope. The movie is set in prison … Continue reading

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The Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us!

So what is it with zombies? Why the fascination? From movies to books our culture is fascinated with zombies. From the standpoint of story I don’t see the appeal. Outside of mowing down and gruesomely killing lots of people whether zombified … Continue reading

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The Duck Dynasty Backlash and an Open Letter to Christians

I feel sorry for A&E. I really do. Phil Robertson expresses some deeply held beliefs in public, they suspend him, and the Christian right becomes unhinged. I really don’t understand it, and there is no way A&E could have seen … Continue reading

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Why North Korea is Dangerous

Small countries can cause big problems. There are few left living today who remember World War I, but it leaves an indelebile stain in our history books. It was the first global war and estimates place the body count at … Continue reading

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Silla Project Finalist for 2013 Montaigne Medal!

As an independently published writer, I don’t get a lot of accolades. Those of you who have taken the plunge understand what I’m talking about. You know your work is good but for whatever reason, it hasn’t caught on with … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions – Almost Not Fiction

[Note 2/12/13: Many news sources are reporting this as a major step on the road to having a functional nuclear weapon. I disagree. Consistent with North Korea's brinksmanship policy and given it's timing right before the State of the Union … Continue reading

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Drone Killings, Smite Weapons, and the Vital Importance of Science Fiction

The first known attack by a United States drone occurred on June 18, 2004. A Hellfire missile launched from a modified Predator drone over Pakistan killed Nek Muhammad Wazir and two children. Nek was suspected of harboring Al Qaeda fugitives … Continue reading

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Fringe: Sometimes Television Can Be Worthwhile

I tend to stay away from television. I’ve got probably, 300 channels. You probably to do. Or more. And let’s face it, there’s usually very little worth watching. Though the bandwidth is packed to the gills How It’s Made is usually the … Continue reading

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