Today is Veteran's Day. Think of all the people who have fought for your country. We would not be sitting here, free and comfortable if someone was not ready to fight for our beliefs.
I think I am ready to write something a little less dark. Right now, I am reading Mary Gentle, A Secret History, The Book of Ash #1. The language and characters can be quite crude at times. I was debating putting it down because of the excessive use of foul language and sex for a while. But, because the story is well written I am still reading it.
The book uses a very interesting literary device. There is the fantasy story of the visigoths having settled a colony in North Africa, then invading the kingdom of Burgundy and then Europe. At the same time, a pair of archaeologists in the future have found a manuscript about the main character, Ash, a mercenary captain. The archaeologists make some strange discoveries, among them is a golem made of clay with bronze joints. This dual story is very entertaining.
Sometimes, you get a hankering for old games. http://www.gog.com/ , Good Old Games has some very interesting old games to download for a very fair price, I have been considering getting Fallout Tactics for $5.99. Games are one of my weaknesses.