Ooh, Round Numbers Are Exciting

With this latest, I have published 40 titles through Smashwords.  Generally, one number is as exciting as another... at least in absolute terms.  But this is a round number, and people love round numbers.  We all freaked out for the year 2,000.  When people own cars they tend to notice when they hit 10,000 or... Continue Reading →

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Child Full of Stars

Child Full of Stars is the 36th ebook I have published with Smashwords.   It is free.   Go read it.  You don't even need an e-reader or e-reader app.  You can view the thing as a webpage if you want, by choosing the 'HTML' option.  It's about 2,500 words, you can finish it while... Continue Reading →

Full Circle

This is the same place I took the picture for my dirty window blog entry a week ago: the Hampton, VA Grayhound station. It's dark, but the rain has washed the dirty windows clean. How very thought provoking.

The Windows Need Cleaning

So, I'm on a bus heading from Norfolk, VA to Washington, D.C. The bus is nice enough; decent seats, a place to plug the phone in, wifi. The windows, on the other hand... there's a nice thick film of yuck to filter out any bothersome sunlight. Or view. It comes through very nicely in the... Continue Reading →

One of Those Days

It's just one of those days. Roughly 8 hours ago, I thought to myself: it's been a couple of days, I should put up a nice blog post.  Maybe something topical, maybe something science-fiction-y.  Maybe something about one of my stories, like the excerpt of a work in progress I did a couple of entries... Continue Reading →

Like Arguing on the Internet

  This post isn't about legalizing or not legalizing marijuana, despite my choice of picture---that's a topic that's way off topic for this blog.  Suffice it to say that I'm in favor of applying rational thought to our various concerns.   The reason I used this image is that it employs hyperbole.  Many of us... Continue Reading →

Rise of the Fin Folk

"Dolphins are 'people' Say Scientists" -- A Belfast Telegraph headline today. So, after several hundred years of eating whales and/or boiling them down for lamp oil followed by several decades of study, a few human scientists have decided that dolphins and whales are basically... ...well, basically people.  Self-aware sentient beings.  With whom we have no... Continue Reading →

Need is a Four Letter Word

When something needs to be done, it's an instant signal to resent having to do it, at least for me. It's a nasty habit, this resentment. It's part of that procrastinosaur that lurks in the bushes right next to the trail we travel, waiting to snap up the bits of our lives we let slip... Continue Reading →

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