Lit City Blues

Tom Nixon
Writing, Whiskey & Vexillology
Created 29 Jul 2021
  • Thoughts on "The Wheel of Time"
    20 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    It’s finally here! The first three episodes of The Wheel of Time dropped on Amazon Prime last night and to the surprise of absolutely no one who knows me and the kinds of books I read and shows I watc...
  • The Second Phone
    09 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    If you enjoy this excerpt, physical copies of The Prisoner and The Assassin can be purchased here and e-book copies are available here. ~~~ “IS AMERICA TOO BIG TO FAIL?” The letters were projected in ...
  • Top 5 Horizontal Tricolors
    03 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    The last time I did one of these top five lists, I looked at the infamous and much-derided “Seals On A Bedsheet”, so for this post, I wanted to explore another design aspect of vexillology that you se...
  • Coulrophobia
    29 Oct 2021 • 21 min read
    Bob stepped out of his front door at quarter to seven, the same way he did every morning, with a cup of coffee in his hand. It was black coffee, a new habit of his. He had abandoned creamer, milk, and...
  • The Current Hot Toddy
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    While it’s always fun to share tasting notes on whatever bottles of whiskey I feel like dusting off and trying, to me, the fun of it is about more than just sipping and sniffing at straight liquor. Yo...
  • The Flags of Lincoln, Nebraska
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    All right, all right. We’re officially getting into “be the change you wish to see in the world” territory here, because Cedar Rapids getting a new flag is one thing, but now Lincoln, Nebraska is gett...
  • An Unexpected Promotion
    08 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    This is my most recent book, published last year and I consider it my first real-ass book. It topped 100K words with plenty of room to spare and getting this story down on paper freed up a lot of extr...
  • Some Thoughts on 'Foundation'
    02 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Foundation dropped on Apple TV at just about the perfect time. Not only I am about a month and a half into my three free months of Apple TV thanks to my new iPhone, but I’m also reading the original t...
  • Sazerac Rye: A Tasting
    23 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Sazerac Rye is something I’ve had my eyes on for quite some time, but never quite got around to buying for some reason. But happily, after the Parentals went to New Orleans earlier this year, they not...
  • Forward!
    14 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    I first published this in 2016 and immediately decided that it would be a long time before I ever wrote another sequel again. Sequels are hard, man. But it was satisfying to bring this story and its c...
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