In case you didn’t know, some of us are going to be reading through Anna Karenina in December. I’ve set up a Russian Lit Book Club at Thirdscribe and starting next month we will be reading through and talking about one of Tolstoy’s greatest novels. The interpretation and message of…


The best reasons to leave Facebook behind, or at least to pull back and mostly disengage, are the most obvious…


This new book of mine, a full novel-length anthology of my time travel stories, is going to appear for sale at Amazon later today. DO NOT BUY IT. And this is not one of those takeaway close tricks where I really secretly hope you’ll go buy it. …


I made a video for you! This is making sauerkraut the old school way, with the philosophy behind fermentation rather than a focus on ingredients and recipes.


Why Everyone Should Be Interested in Preserving The Old Ways

A year ago our family started a fundraiser for a very unique project. As part of our overall plan to create a resource farm for old skills, old paths, and off-grid living, we decided that we were going to start…


Writing tends to model whatever glaring errors exist in the culture at the time, and that skewed representation of reality creates a a skewed perception that eventually makes a story or characters ring untrue, even if subconsciously. And the slope is inclined toward the error, so it always magnifies… until…


Hell and the Sea is a Roman á clef novel set in the Indie Pub world of Austin based author Dim Hardy. If you don’t know what a Roman á clef is, please click on the link to read more about it. This portion is taken from Chapter 6 of Hell and the Sea.

And that was it. Worldcon was over.

Coop and I had one more meal the next morning before heading home. We met at Casa Rio for migas and coffee and talked about our plans for the near future. …


My morning alarm is when I hear (or see) Danielle’s headlight in the kitchen as she makes coffee. She’s always up before me. Long before the sun comes up. She’s a force of nature. I’m so blessed to have such a wife. As off-gridders we don’t just flip on the…


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It’s never fun to get fired, right? To be told to move along, that maybe you aren’t needed anymore?

Wrong!

Sometimes it means that some really cool things are happening. At least for me that’s the thing going on right now.

In the middle of last week I was informed…


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My new serialized novel Hell and the Sea has some people in a tizzy. Ok… that may be exaggerated. It has a few people in a tizzy. Ok, maybe two people. In the spirit of being meta and because of my love of irony we’ll call these two people Ernest

Michael Bunker

USA Today Bestseller. Just plain beyond off-grid. Hit Amish/Sci-Fi book Pennsylvania: http://t.co/8RRPLWgRTe

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