A life in words…
Whether you’re looking for the novelist, the essayist, the journalist, or just the good ol’ fashioned pain in the ass Michael DeVault, congratulations. You found me! I hope you’ll spend some time here, getting to know me and to know my work. (The blog is below, books and other links are above.)
I try to blog regularly, but I’m not always successful at it. Still, you’ll see me sound off on arts, science, religion, politics–pretty much all those things your mother said you shouldn’t talk about in polite company. Stick around and check back often. It’s a hectic life!
Zeitgeist – The Blog
Previously on Zeitgeist…
What We Get Wrong (May 27, 2014) - Today, I made the mistake of tuning into the Rush Limbaugh program and just so happened to catch El Rushbo opining what he sees as the sudden fixation of the American Left on the literature of dystopia--specifically, The Hunger Games series and how, in his estimation, this series of books and films which he has neither read ... // Continue Reading // Transitioning (February 17, 2014) - Or: That moment when you quit fighting and join the party For years, my friend Matt Courtman insisted that my best works weren't my fiction. Instead, Matt always said I was a born essayist. I do well, according to Matt, with the brief, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny snippets of real life, with subjects grounded in ... // Continue Reading // “Defiance” doesn’t defy expectations (April 16, 2013) - As a huge supporter of the Colonial Cause, I was hopeful that htis attempt at post-apocalyptic sci-fi opera would fill the hole that BSG left when it wrapped a couple of years ago. So far, the hole is still there. I'm not writing off "Defiance" yet and to be clear there are some strong selling ... // Continue Reading //
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