The oceans and the age of sail is a fascinating time that captured my young imagination on the first pages of Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and the first time I read Melville’s opening words, “Call me Ishmael.” Continue reading The Call of the Sea: An Essay
Rejoin the Imperial refugees aboard Emperor Palpatine’s shuttle for Part Six as they fend off a bounty hunter and prepare to attack the Stargazer! Continue reading Lifeboat: A Star Wars Fan Fiction, Part VI
The universe is smart. It knows things and has an uncanny sense of timing. It knew I needed a kick in the pants, and delivered it wrapped in twenty-seven typed words from a good friend. Continue reading The Day I Became a “Rocket Boy”
I’m going to brag on myself for a moment and say that I am pretty damn good at my day job. But now, let me tell you how that all comes crashing down. Continue reading What Happens When You Run Up Against a “Box-Checker”?
Cat-owner problems are expounded when you’re a writer. Meet Fitz. Continue reading Writing with Fitz
If you could know the appointed date and time of your demise, would you want to? And if you knew it for a loved one, would you tell them? Continue reading Would You Want to Know When it’s Your Time to Die?
Political commentary is a dangerous minefield these days, but art does imitate life. This song is no different and was a prophecy before its time. Continue reading What Rush’s Song, Cygnus X-1, Can Teach Us About The Current Political Climate in America
This is an article I wrote for That Hashtag Show, originally published in August 2019. I felt it relevant to bring back into the light during the troubled and divisive times we find ourselves in today. Keep in mind, this was written before the release of Episode IX. Continue reading Chewbacca: The Best Friend We All Wish We Had
This art/wood/literary project was fun and educational at the same time, teaching me some of my ancestral mythology. Check it out! Continue reading Lyle’s Sketch/Project of the Day: Fenrir-themed Viking Shield
Where do you fall in the debate on using sir and ma’am to address others? Continue reading The World According to Me: To “Ma’am” Or Not To “Ma’am”. That, Sir, is the Question
In honor of Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you. Continue reading Lyle’s Sketch of the Day! May the Fourth: Star Wars Edition
Feeling heroic and villainous today, so here’s a little of both! Continue reading Lyle’s Sketch of the Day! – April 11th – Heroic and Villainous
I was thumbing through my sketchbook and was disappointed in myself for having a bunch of outlines with nothing finished. … Continue reading Lyle’s Sketch of the Day – Unfinished Sketches… Finished! – April 1st
The famous law man of Mega-City One. Judge Dredd has always been a favorite of mine. Continue reading Lyle's Sketch of the Day – Judge Dredd – March 28th
Spider-Man By far, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is who I have drawn the most, and who I have the largest … Continue reading Lyle's Sketch of the Day – Spider-Man – March 26th
Lara Croft – Tomb Raider When I was struggling with drawing women, I practiced heavily on one of my favorite … Continue reading Lyle's Sketch of the Day! – Tomb Raider – March 24th
The X-Men Ah, who doesn’t love Marvel’s elite team of mutants? Er,… I mean… students from Xavier’s School of Gifted … Continue reading Lyle's Sketch of the Day! – The X-Men – March 22nd
Batman and his Villains Batman comics have always been a favorite of mine. The Caped Crusader has lasted decades, and … Continue reading Lyle's Sketch of the Day! – Batman and his Villains – March 20th
As promised, I dug around through my portfolio from back in the day and found a couple sketch-outs of a … Continue reading Lyle’s Sketch of the Day! – March 18th
Instead of catch of the day. See what I did there? Once upon a time, I wanted to be a … Continue reading Lyle's Sketch of the Day! – Dragons – March 17th
Being a fan fiction writer myself, I appreciate projects like this more than most. When you love a project as a fan, it always bleeds through the work. This Zelda film does that and more. Continue reading Legend of Zelda: The Blood Moon Fan Film Goes Above and Beyond Epic
29 Dec 18 – Not long ago, I met a lady that summited Lobuche in Nepal. Lobuche is a mountain … Continue reading I walked one 1 mile on the Appalachian Trail (and why it matters, too) Part II
My first steps on the Appalachian Trail. Continue reading I walked 100 yards on the Appalachian Trail (and why it matters), Part I
Research can be a daunting task, no matter the subject. Whether it’s 16th century art or whitewater rafting or current … Continue reading Researching your book when you don’t realize you’re researching your book.
Thank you for visiting my page. I’m grateful you’re here. This blog is a large first step toward the realization of my lifelong goal to become a published author. That goal grows nearer by the day! Continue reading Welcome to the home of LSR Books!