Change of Focus

April 1, 2019 Bushi 7

I made an important announcement on Twitter the other day. It is with mingled joy, hope, and sorrow, that I have decided to pursue a career uniting two lifelong passions – pickling and peddling.   Yes, I have decided to leave the breakneck world of SFF. The consumption of science […]


The Pile

December 3, 2018 Bushi 9

So I just bought another pile of books. And I’m in like month…two? Three…? …of working my way through Witch World. I like me some Andre Norton, but man, this thing just isn’t grabbing my attention. What a slog. Meanwhile I’m also working on The Swordsman of Mars, and I’ve identified […]



November 23, 2018 Bushi 3

Another year, and life is pretty good. I’ve got neither wealth nor fame, but I’ve got food and drink, books and a few video games. I’ve got a roof over my head, a few good friends, and living family. It was my son’s first Thanksgiving, and though he isn’t old […]


Not-Quite-Solomon Kane: The Movie

November 12, 2018 Bushi 22

I’ve written before about Solomon Kane, the original Caped Crusader. Though Conan the Barbarian, with his own merits, is Robert E. Howard’s most famous creation, Kane is my personal favorite. There’s just something about his fanatical thirst for justice and uncompromising faith that I find wonderfully compelling. I recently watched Solomon […]

Posting Schedule

October 29, 2018 Bushi 9

I’ve never been that great at sticking to a blog post schedule. I’ve always been a member of the Post Whenever You Feel Like It school of thought. This go-around I’ve tried to write something for every weekday, but it’s been getting a little tough. SEO has never been a […]

The Word-Hoard: Disport

August 31, 2018 Bushi 4

Disport v.  Enjoy oneself unrestrainedly; frolic.   n. 1. Diversion from work or serious matters; recreation or amusement.  1.1  A pastime, game, or sport.   “Disport” is an interesting change-up from the usual “amusement” words – “play,” “entertain,” “recreate,” etc. I think the key grammatical point is to remember that […]



August 6, 2018 Bushi 9

That’s Japanese for “Hello World!” While I’ll still be writing over at, the ancestral home of the bushis, this here plot is now the place to find PC Bushi and all his major works – writing projects, scifi and fantasy-related ramblings, and if you’re lucky maybe even a little mad […]