Today’s Blog Post

At first, you’re optimistic. Hey, you’ve written before. It’s nothing new. You even like it. This won’t be so bad. It’ll be over before you know it. The pep talk does nothing to cover up the fact that you know you have writer’s block. You don’t have a clue what to write about. Your hand…

Sirius Returns

Thanksgiving, the Election and the Nanowrimo challenge have all passed by and I return to my usual business. A few comments: I finished the nanowrimo challenge. You can read more about that by selecting Johnny Came Home from the top menu on this site. The turkey was delicious. It does get a bit tedious after a few days….

I am Sirius Knott

In the beginning, I made a choice and I chose anonymity. I had hoped that by hiding my true identity that I could eliminate or at least minimize the initial bias one usually encounters the moment one states an opinion. I had hoped to let the ideas and arguments speak for themselves.  To a large extent,…

Sirius Knott: What’s in a name

I often get comments [not always of a benign nature] which speculate as to what exactly my pseudonymn refers to. Those who disagree with me sometimes express the hope that it’s a ironic pun and that it gives away the fact that I am not serious [kNOTt Sirius or Sirius… Knott!] and I’m just playing…

Slaying the Kronosyphon

Kronosyphon is just a fancier way of saying “time suck.” Time sucks are things that, well, suck away your time and leave you with pretty much nothing to show for it. When you’re through, you’re just left thinking, Well, that’s a good half hour of my life I’ll never get back. Television is probably the…

Writing a Blog: Here be Nits & Dragons

Before we get down to the devilishly fun business of venting my views on politics, faith, the media, movies and the process of writing a book, traffic jams and coffee rings, office politics and my lazy cat, cabbages and kings, I should like to introduce myself. As if you care. I am a writer. It’s…