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The power of intentionally letting go

I’m amazed at how things come together sometimes. A couple of weeks ago, I found myself at a tournament for Magic: The Gathering. Picture a forgotten corner of a local civic building, plastic chairs crowding long tables under a row of fluorescent lights. A few dozen people – all about the same age as me […]

Central Bites: Maxims

Of the many traditions in Central, none are as famous or as anxiety-inducing as the maxims. Anyone who has visited Central on even a casual basis will have encountered these curious greetings the moment they arrive. And anyone who has ever gotten them wrong will remember the awkward silence and impatient glares as they try […]

What is “In the Shadows of Eternity”?

The year is 1345 Modern Time, more than half a millennia since a catastrophic event that decimated the earth’s population and left the southern hemisphere uninhabitable. The only things that stir there now are the mechanical monstrosities that arrive to assault the remaining peoples of the world in twice-yearly waves. The only thing standing between […]

Where is a.j.dahms?

Hi everyone, Given the quiet over here and my other social media accounts over the past few months, you might be given to wondering – Where on earth is a.j.dahms? Well – I’m still here, but the truth is, there’ve been a couple of things. First and foremost, publishing the first volume in the series […]

Editing update #4

Hi everyone! Well, it’s hard to believe that almost two months have gone by since the release of Souldier. If you’d asked me where I expected things to be in two months’ time, I don’t think I could have answered, but suffice it to say, I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I have received. To […]

Wallpapers

Greetings, souldiers, and may the weather be a sign! On behalf of the Adjutant Corps, I am pleased to announce the release of several images that are now available for official use. There are three designs, two of which are more suitable to mobile devices, while the third is formatted for larger devices such as […]

Finding New Year’s resolutions in an uncertain world

Happy New Year! Across the world, the clock strikes twelve, signalling the end to a hectic and traumatic year. And now, as the fireworks fade and the year begins anew, I find myself wondering what the next twelve might bring. Will they be better? Will they be worse? Even though I spent the year in […]

It’s here!

Hi everyone, After years of writing, months of editing, and weeks of anticipation, I’m thrilled to finally announce the release of my debut novel, Souldier – Get it today on Amazon via the links above, or on Apple Books via the following: After such a long time in the works, it’s a strange sensation seeing […]

Editing update #3

Finishing something – actually finishing it, once and for all – is a curious thing. I’ve been sitting on this story for almost twenty-three years now, and in that time, I’ve re-written and re-approached it so many times that it’s almost hard to imagine it as a real and solid thing. Somewhere along the way, […]

10 Things to Do on Sabbatical – One Year On

When the opportunity came, I was well and truly in need of a break. After ten years of moving country and moving home, of changing and building careers and juggling the demands of my personal life with those of my professional one, the rigours of a busy lifestyle were taking their toll. My wife knew […]

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