Posts by Christian A. Brown

Money, Money, Money

October 15, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

If there’s one thing that J and I have fought about throughout our relationship, it’s money. Money–the lack and/ or abundance of it–is one of the most common relationship stressors. When J and I met, I had a decent salary for a young man. I made 50K/…

Kindness

October 8, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

“In times of chaos and crisis, what we all tend to do is start pointing fingers at where we think the bad guys are, where the evil is. Everybody has different opinions about that. Please do not forget that hatred or evil, whatever you want to call it,…

Creative Collective: Simon J. Cambridge

October 1, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Such a grand, literary name for a person who I feel is a genius of the written word. I don’t remember how, exactly, I first encountered Simon’s work. I believe it was while browsing for a new fantasy title to read on my Kindle. The simplicity and stark…

Some Friendly Reminders

September 24, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Morning folks, hope you’re all having a nice weekend. I’m still recovering from a hangover from my partner’s 40th birthday, which we celebrated on Friday. I haven’t drank in almost 2 years, so I’ve no one to blame but myself (and perhaps our charming I…

Wordplay

September 17, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

When prepping, athletes stretch, chess masters play matches with themselves (or computer AI), and artists keep their skills current–like Leo, who’s always training himself on some new technique or brushwork between projects (and, at the risk of making…

Another Candle…

September 10, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Though I don’t eat cake; guess I’ll put it on a ketogenic nut-wafer or something. Tomorrow I’ll be thirty-nine. Honestly, I feel as if my life has only begun. Sure, I’m getting creakier, and finding little aches here and there. I certainly can’t hold a…

Creative Collective: George Chestak

September 3, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

An undertaking of mine this year has been to celebrate the milestone of completing the Feasts series with a very specific memento: a tattoo. I had Leo draft up an initial concept and brought it with me when visiting various tattoo parlors, putting down…

“Strong Women” Are Real Women: Flawed and Wonderful

August 27, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about feminism, faux-feminism, virtue signalling, and the muddiness of ideals when influenced by sex, mostly brought about by Joss Whedon’s collapsing marriage and the scathing tell-all unleashed by his wife. For…

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

August 20, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There are powers in the world–both people and forces–that thrive from chaos. And in an age where a third world war was once thought a distant nightmare, a lesson on near-destruction that we should never again repeat, we find these forces flourishing,…

Down the Road We Go

August 13, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Next week is an exciting one: I get the manuscript for Feast of Darkness, Part I & II back from its first editor. It’s been months without my baby, and while I’ve found things with which to entertain myself, I haven’t written much of anything. At l…