The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Balticon 39: May 27 – 30, 2005
- Jason, his infant son is alternately crying and sleeping in next room
- There is a fine line about how literally to take your personal responsibility related to what does and does not happen in the world around you.
- Start with yourself if you care about what others are doing.
- It is tough taking responsibility for your all aspects of your life.
- “Team America: World Police”
- The U.S. is flawed and screwed up, but we try.
- Human beings keep reorganizing ourselves in higher and higher levels of abstraction.
- We want to move away from pain and toward pleasure.
- Trust in people’s enlightened selfishness.
- Your spouse / significant other is your mirror.
- There is no destination, just a direction in which to move.
- You aren’t any smarter than you were at 10. You just know more stuff.
- We’re all in this alone, together.
- It’s important to hold your place of peace when you’re under stress.
- We have all the knowledge we need to live exquisit lives.
- Oppression is not how you loose your way. Seduction is.
- In life you have to choose between two pains: disipline and regret.
- Steven is now teaching pure motion instead of specific martial arts.
- 1972 second place winner in the Korean Karate Championships.
- Do not think dishonestly. The way is in training.
- Steven was never a jock.
- Are you on the path now? now? now? now?
- Can I be the best person I can be right now?
- Steven talks about being black in America.
- What the culture says about blacks in America.
- His mother paid “The Power of Positive Thinking” to him all the time.
- The respect of men and the admiration of women.
- Steven is a “twisted hair”.
- “You want what?” Steven couldn’t follow the celebate path.
- There is no easy path.
- Steven strives to live a good life.
- His novels are about what it is to be a human being.
- Steven was the only black male sci-fi writer for over 20 years.
- Steven wants to move into writing for Hollywood.
- www.lifewrite.com – his website
- darkush.blogspot.com – his blog
Music by Bottomland.