Recommended Listening

I’ve mentioned a time or two that I’m spending quite a bit of time at the gym the past few months, and that this has given me quite a bit of opportunity to listen to various podcasts. I thought it was only proper that I mention a few pieces that I’ve particularly liked. If you […]

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Green Patents and Whatnot

I came across this story about issues with getting things done in the world of Green Tech, which, I think, highlights our current issue. I mean, more research is great and more innovation is also good. But the issues around implementation of greener technology is not the technology or even the general interest of the […]

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Superheroes

A co-worker recently lent me a copy of The Science of Superheroes, a work I was aware of but had never previously seen. It’s a quick read, but my time is limited so I’m working my way through it 30 or so pages a night. Great fun so far. I’ve especially enjoyed how Weinberg and […]

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Success Stories

I see that SFWA is going to simulcast the Nebula Awards banquet. That should be interesting. May 15…hum…checking calendar. I have always been an awards kind of guy. Yes, the weird voting patterns and the in-fighting that surrounds them can be a bit, er, flummoxing, but I generally find my way around that aspect of […]

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How to Gain Minions?

Lisa forwarded me this. My favorite part is the kicker at the end. Note — I’ve just changed my theme here, and for whatever reason the linked text in this one isn’t clearly showing up…I’ll work on that in the next few days. In the meantime, just wave your mouse over that first sentence. Sorry […]

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Movie Night

Lisa and I went to see How to Train Your Dragon last night, a movie Brigid recommended (she had dragged her boyfriend to it earlier, and even he had liked it). Much fun, if just a tiny bit slow at one part. This morning it was back to the novel grindstone. I’m nearing the halfway […]

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“Kagari” Hits the Post

I completed a short story titled “Kagari” this weekend. Both Brigid (my daughter, for those of you who might be newish to me) and Lisa (wife) have read it and liked it. I mentioned it before as a story I’ve spent probably a quarter-million words on, so I’m happy to see it finally rounded into […]

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Getting off the Couch

I got up off the couch one day last week and went to the kitchen to make my lunch. What is important to know about this particular event is that it was nighttime when I got off the couch and the lunch I was preparing was for tomorrow. I got out the bread and the […]

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Paying the Price

Okay, I took a diversion. After thinking through the plot structure of a new story, and after noting I was working through a novel, I happened across an draft of an old story that I had put away for some time because I was unhappy with its middle. And its end. But the beginning has […]

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