Author Archives: RJ Stuart

Read the spellbooks

Is it just me or does no one in Hollywood read the standard spell books? Of course I understand that when you have Magician’s in the story you need to be careful that they do not become so powerful as … Continue reading

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The Chemical attack in Syria – is it any of our business?

Is it any of our business that Syria use chemical weapons? I’d say yes. Here is why. A) Chemical weapons are prohibited by international law. The use of poison gas is a war crime, prohibited by the Chemical Weapons Convention … Continue reading

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Standing FOR something

In “Heretics” Chapter 2, GK Chesterton writes: “Every one of the popular modern phrases and ideals is a dodge in order to shirk the problem of what is good. We are fond of talking about “liberty”; that, as we talk … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is NOT a lie

Santa Claus is not a lie. He’s a parable, a model. If you are saying Santa is a lie you are also calling Jesus a liar as he routinely taught in parables. There is a good reason for this. Fiction … Continue reading

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Author Richard J. Stuart’s fantasy novel predicts the future

A year ago I published “Tales of Tiberius, the Christmas Adventures,” Featuring a novella “The Secret of Santa Claus.” In it a fictional psychologist argues passionately against the ‘lie’ of Father Christmas, trying to be helpful to children. I wish … Continue reading

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On Dragons

I’ve been watching the previews for Pete’s Dragon. I haven’t seen the film but it looks like the local police and or angry mob is going to try and kill this Dragon with shotguns. I have to wonder if anyone … Continue reading

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Constantine, John

I’m enjoying the show, but it raises some interesting points, magically speaking.  I have to agree with Papa Midnight that John is all over the map, magically, and not in a good way.  People wonder why I spend so much … Continue reading

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Double or nothing

Inspiration is a funny thing.  I’ve had nothing all week, then this morning I wake up with the second half of a story I’ve been stuck on for years, and a new character for my new project.  Go figure. Sort … Continue reading

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Two Dragons? Me and Anne Mccaffrey?!

This is wierd.  I just found out that Anne Mccaffrey wrote her Dragonrider’s books IN THE SAME HOUSE THAT I LIVE IN?!?!  See her son Todd J. Mccaffrey’s biography.  I’ve never been a particular follower of Anne Mccaffrey, though of … Continue reading

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Blame the equipment?

One thing I’ve learned in studying military history: be skeptical when you hear someone lost a battle because of bad equipment.  e.g. you hear a lot about how obsolete the Devastator was and how this lousy plane caused us to … Continue reading

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