Here's a bit of flash fiction. The character, Ray Stendon, comes from my novel Killer's Coda. I always liked that character, so I decided to put him into action again. Hope you enjoy this! “Caution” Mark T. Conard Ray Stendon fell back against the headboard, breathing hard, and wiped sweat off his forehead. His … Continue reading Flash Fiction: “Caution”
Nietzsche has been on my mind lately, and more about that in subsequent posts. Right now I want to talk about this quote that I pulled from GoodReads. It’s a translation of an epigram from Beyond Good and Evil (#147): “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the … Continue reading Nietzsche and the Importance of Translation
After yesterday's introductory post, I had a request to do a list of classic films. In partial fulfillment of this request, here's a film noir roundup I did with my fellow Rogue, Court Haslett at The Rogue Reader. It's in two parts. Part I: http://theroguereader.com/2014/01/film-noir-fantasy-draft/. Part II: http://theroguereader.com/2014/01/film-noir-fantasy-draft-part-ii/. Enjoy!
This blog is dedicated to philosophy, film (with some TV thrown in there), and fiction. In this first post, I’ll talk a bit about the three and give you preview of what’s to come. 1. Philosophy. As a depressed teenager I was unhappy when I first went to college (I started out studying engineering because … Continue reading Philosophy, Film, and Fiction
FYI, the picture at the head of my home blog page is of the temple to Apollo at Delphi in Greece. I took the photo in the summer of 2010. If you'll recall, people would travel from all over to ask questions of the priestess at the temple, who supposedly had a direct line to the god. … Continue reading The Temple at Delphi
I've decided, against all my better judgment and reasonably good sense, to start a blog. I'm getting the site up and running. So think of this as a place holder until I post some actual content. Wish me luck.