Writing Projects

I have set up some of my writing projects off of my personal site at xendragon.com as a publishing experiment. I enjoy writing but never found myself in position to try to publish through traditional vectors. So I wanted to try this. The Temple of Fate is probably one of my favorite projects but its a bit more free form as opposed to The Chalice which is more of a traditional fantasy novel. Like any writer or creative person, I want to get eyes on my efforts in the hopes that some may enjoy or find themselves intrigued. Legal Stuff:

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Free Will and the Nature of Time

The concept and definition of Free Will is perhaps the deepest rabbit hole in philosophical thought. So the idea of layering the Nature of Time onto the myriad of arguments relating to free will is daunting to say the least but so very interesting so many levels. I have to say that I’m on the fence concerning notions of free will. I see both sides of any argument and would argue, in return, that the answer may not be absolute. We may have degrees of free will depending on the person and the situation but philosophers hate the gray and want the answer

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Is the Universe a Simulation?

The universe is huge. Being a lover of sci-fi I have always assumed that we, as in we humans, will eventually get to stars but the more that I learn about the distances and the math involved, I feel my confidence waning. Because the universe is really, really big. But just because we may never jump in our starships and zip to the next solar system in time for next week’s episode, doesn’t mean there aren’t frontiers to explore. The ocean is full of the unseen and there are planets and moons such as Europa than may even harbor life.

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The Rites of Spring

Well, Spring kind of blew up on me. I worried about it all through that harsh winter, waiting for warmer temperatures and cursing late frost that killed some of my early plantings. I had lists of things that had to be done and projects that I wanted to try and I considered myself halfway organized but, as usual, I found myself juggling a huge to-do list within the confines of an impossible schedule. I got the garden in the ground. I got the fence around the garden to stave off marauding deer. I got the chicken coop put together and

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