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jwesleybush.com http://jwesleybush.com Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:54:26 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 One Year Anniversary of Knox’s Irregulars - Giveaway! http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/930/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/930/#comments Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:03:50 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=930 It’s hard to believe that I published Knox’s Irregulars one year ago. It was something I wrote twelve years ago, only to find that 96% of Christian-themed fiction is written for women - prairie romances, for example. So it never found a home with Nelson or Bethany House.

Fast forward over a decade, and we’ve entered an entirely new publishing world. The advent of e-books changed everything. Thanks to social media and the blogosphere, Knox climbed up to #4 in Science Fiction for Kindle, and #9 overall in Science Fiction on Amazon. After a year, it’s returned to earth, but what a trip it was. Thanks to all of you who helped make it a success.

In honor of the anniversary, we’re making Knox’s Irregulars a free download until November 15th. Feel free to give it a read!

Life in Kenya http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/life-in-kenya/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/life-in-kenya/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:46:58 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=879 Heh. Our gardener is in competition with the neighbor’s. Every once in awhile he just adds something random to the yard, like a swing or an herb garden. Now he’s brought home supplies to make a full Kenyan hut in the backyard for the kids. I don’t have the heart to tell him the boys are too old for a playhouse…

Day After Election http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/day-after-election/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/day-after-election/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:20:16 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=928 Best line I’ve heard in awhile.

I’m standing on a muddy lawn with the cultural affairs guy, and I say, “If I knew it was going to be so messy, I wouldn’t have worn the Bruno Maglis.”

A half second later he comes back with “That’s what O.J. Simpson said.”

A pic from the election day party in Nairobi.

It was a nice party, though it was sad to watch so many Americans cheering for the “Progressive” dismantling of our way of life.

I’m taking a week off from politics to watch The Wire and play Mechwarrior Online. Then it’s back to fighting the good fight. :)

Knox’s Irregulars: Mechwarrior Beginnings http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/knoxs-irregulars-mechwarrior-beginnings/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/11/knoxs-irregulars-mechwarrior-beginnings/#comments Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:13:09 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=925 Thanks, Helionprime, for the 5-star review!

Thanks, Ace! http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/thanks-ace/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/thanks-ace/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:18:17 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=876 Really appreciate the kind words over at Ace of Spades. . . hope you enjoy Knox!

Jumped the Shark? http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/jumped-the-shark/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/jumped-the-shark/#comments Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:49:41 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=872 It’s amazing that Batman survived this show as a viable superhero franchise.

Knox’s Irregulars: Well Worth the Read http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/knoxs-irregulars-well-worth-the-read/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/knoxs-irregulars-well-worth-the-read/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:57:28 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=892 Thanks, Eric, for the good review!

The Amazing Mr. Mee http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/the-amazing-mr-mee/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/the-amazing-mr-mee/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:43:40 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=885 From Random Photos

My 11 year old and I went fishing this evening in a longtail boat here in Thailand. Mostly caught small grouper and snapper, but the trip was worth it to spend some time one on one with him. Plus, the boat’s captain was Mr. Mee, a chainsmoking madman wearing a Hello Kitty shower cap and an army vest. The only other people on the boat were French newlyweds who were sweet as can be.

Diving with Bull Sharks http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/diving-with-bull-sharks/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/diving-with-bull-sharks/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:38:51 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=883

Dude. JIII and I went diving with bull sharks today at Sail Rock, near Koh Tao island. They reached up to about 10ft in length, but seemed bigger when they were swimming toward you… Didn’t come closer than 4 meters, though that was close enough. We got to watch one eat a squirrel fish - that was pretty awesome.

Second Presidential Debate. . . Big Bang http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/second-presidential-debate-big-bang/ http://jwesleybush.com/2012/10/second-presidential-debate-big-bang/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:39:33 +0000 J. Wesley http://jwesleybush.com/?p=861 Thought the second presidential debate was largely a tie - Romney’s answers seemed more focused and effective, but Obama had some good stats at his disposal. The moderator was biased toward Obama (especially with her misleading self-insertion on the Benghazi attack.) All in all, both men looked and sounded presidential this time.

I think that’s bad news for Obama. Romney just needs to keep showing that he’s a viable alternative to our failed current president. Obama needed to land a solid punch and stall Romney’s building momentum. Romney accomplished his mission, but I don’t think Obama got his.

Lastly, the first snap-polls show Obama winning the debate very narrowly, but Romney winning big on the economy. I think the economy’s going to be decisive this year.

Just caught two of my kids wearing Big Bang hoodies and dancing to Korean pop music. They were pretty embarrassed. My reaction? “Why can’t you be like normal kids and just do drugs?”

From Random Photos