Read Iapetus Shift free

Hi friends. I've begun publishing my first sci fi novella for free on Wattpad, the first 2 chapters are up and you can read them here: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheJonasDavid All the chapters will eventually be posted for free, over the next weeks. I'd appreciate likes and follows on that site, as I'm fairly new to it. And …

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Happy Death Day

In the style of Groundhog Day, or more recently Edge of Tomorrow, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is a college student living the same day over and over. Except she keeps getting murdered. I never know what to expect from movies anymore, but I usually default toward expecting them to be dumb. This one was less …

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré

I finished The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and it was not what I had expected. What comes to mind when you think of a spy novel? Action? James Bond gadgets and iconic villains with plans for world domination? Explosions and murder in the dark? le Carré writes perhaps the complete opposite of …

Fargo season 3

I finished this on my long plane rides too and from Singapore these past weeks, and enjoyed it quite a lot. I could not get into season 2, and gave up about halfway through and had no plans to watch this season until a co worker highly recommended it. I'm glad I gave it a …

Rewriting

That thing I was talking about that had gripped me? Yeah, well, it let go... I'm really terrible at staying focused... Now I've decided to try something new that I've never done in my life... rewriting! I'm going to go back over one of my unfinished novels, clean it up, and see if I can …

No one else will

I recently went to lunch with some coworkers, and while we were eating an elderly woman fell and hit her head. An instant after it happened, two of my coworkers rushed to her side and were helping her up. They sat and talked with her till the ambulance came. None of the other perhaps 30 …

Stop avoiding confrontation

If someone is saying something you disagree with, speak up. Silence, or polite smiling and nodding, is equal to agreeing with them in their minds. Imagine you are going on about how awesome Nickleback is and everyone around you is either silent or nodding absently. You are going to assume your opinion is perfectly normal, …