The Last of Us

This is not a recap but more a first impression. I’ve never seen or played the game so I went into this knowing next to nothing (to be fair, that’s how I enter most things). I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic zombie/monster/alien stories so I was definitely going to check this one out. I’ll be tuning in next week for the second episode. I won’t go into details other than to say the opening is a brilliant, and arguably one of the best, explanations for a zombie epidemic that I’ve ever seen. It makes sense.

Personally, I prefer these stories to start with a solitary figure in a vast, desolate landscape, but I’m intrigued with the more populated approach of this one.

Wellness check and a belated Happy New Year!

Yes, I’m still here and still kicking.

You know how some people say that if social media had been around when they were teenagers they would have been all over it? Yeah, me either. My resistance to it is strong though I don’t really know why. I do view it, and hit the like button on all kinds of posts on FB, Twitter, YouTube etc., but when it comes to posting my own content I find myself at a loss for words. If/when I do post I usually just link to an article I found interesting. The fact that I view this as an issue is probably an issue (of mine). For me at least, it boils down to the idea (right or wrong) that I should be engaging with my readers. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to, but in the back of my mind the little voice says what you, the reader, wants is the next book, not an update on whether Wednesday has been renewed (it has!)

Anyway, enough of my pathology. Hope you’re all doing well and working toward a happy, healthy, and productive 2023.



I think, maybe, Spring has sprung…

It’s rainy and in the 50’s here in NYC so I think that qualifies as spring. By Thursday, it’s supposed to get to 81 degrees so summer might be closer than I’d like.

It’s been a while since I updated my site here. Clearly, social media is not my forte. I think I need to look at it differently. It’s writing, and that’s something I like to do (though not nearly enough over the last several years) so I should view it as something to be enjoyed.

On the writing front I continue to work on my next novel. I wish I had more to say, hopefully soon. Still living on the Upper East Side, getting back into healthier eating (why can’t broccoli taste like chocolate cake and vice versa?), and jetting off to Europe for a couple of weeks this summer to do another battlefield tour in France, Belgium, and Holland. Really looking forward to that.