Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

In early June, my girlfriend Rachel and I had the privilege of camping for a night at Two Medicine, in Glacier National Park. There’s something about this area that makes it my favorite in Glacier, and perhaps my favorite in the world. We hiked, photographed nature, and eventually rented a boat.

Much of my fiction is influenced by the natural world, and Two Medicine is one of the chief points of inspiration. It was a good day.

Two Medicine

The ten greatest albums of all time

1. Animals – Pink Floyd 1977

After the chart-breaking success of Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd released two experimental albums (Wish You Were Here and Animals) with multiple songs over ten minutes in length, basically telling radio to blow.

No rock record has held its political and ambient relevance as Animals has. While his peers were busy trashing hotel rooms and hanging with groupies, Waters was seeing in razor-vision the coming moral and political decline.

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Black Friday

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A kleptomaniac, unemployed IT guy, a shopaholic, and a deranged drug dealer are trapped inside a Chicago mall on Black Friday by mysterious forces.

I know we’re only three months into 2017, but I can undoubtedly state that Black Friday is one of the best novels of the year. As a critic, I commend Hodges, and as a writer, I thank him for not adhering to the cookie-cutter genre tropes which befall so many other novels.

Black Friday is the best damn thing since sliced bread and a definite must-read.

5/5 stars. – Horror Novel Reviews

You can pick up a copy of Black Friday here.

The Milky Way

This image was taken on July 26th, 1 am atop Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. I had the place to myself, as the Milky Way shimmered overhead, and cool winds relaxed me from the hot day.

I thought of my grandmother, who recently passed. And I thought of all life, and how we’re here for such a short time.