Billenkoek

So I lived for almost two years in the Netherlands and Belgium and learned the Dutch language, which is full of delights. Today’s delight is billenkoek. Now koek means cake. A koekje (small cake) is a cookie. Boterkoek is butter cake, this delicious sweet, to-die-for Dutch version of shortbread. So what does billen mean? Back

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My First Year as an Indie Author

On November 24th last year, a little over 13 months ago, I released my first indie title—Servant: The Dark God Book 1. That release was the official rise from the sideways swamp crash I had with Tor Books. BTW, sideways swamp crashes in publishing, which can be caused by all sorts of reasons, are not

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No, You Did Not Get a Mandate

“Mandate” is one of the stupidest words used in politics today. A mandate is an order, a command from the boss. A requirement. Some restaurant owners mandate their employees wash their hands after using the bathroom. I personally like restaurant owners who mandate that. States mandate that people who drive cars have car insurance. I

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