Chapter 19

So I got to Chapter 19 and everything went off the wire. I mean…yeah…ok. Let me start from the semi-beginning because I know so many folks are reading this that you forget a few things. Part, the First: Rather than start this new writing kick by doing something small, like a short story, I decided […]

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Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt ran a 9.69 100-meter dash yesterday to break his own world record and win an Olympic gold medal. His run was so dominant that he essentially stopped running in the last 20 meters, and instead began his celebration. I admit I’ve become inured to the in-game celebration. It happens now, regardless. A guy […]

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Simple Goals

I have given myself a goal. This goal thing works for me. I don’t know why. I mean, I should be able to just sit down and write as a general course of action, but for me I’ve always needed a goal that I believed in to really make something stick. My goal came about […]

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Another Day, Another Chapter

I went back to “regular” work yesterday. Odd, I know. Take a week off Thursday-to-Thursday. It makes sense for me and my professional role at present, though, and sometimes you just have to say “what the hell.” Today will be day two. This is important because today also represents Morning Two, meaning my second straight […]

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Again It Begins

Square one has gotten to be a familiar spot. I finally came around to taking some time off work this past week, and faced with the truth of something I’ll call “free time” I decided to put up or shut-up. I thought about challenging myself with something daunting like in the old days–write a short […]

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Structuring My Day

I’m developing a new story, and it’s coming along. I should note that I’m working in a structured fashion again with mornings dedicated (for the most part) to creating new words. I had gone away from that for quite awhile, with results that are predictable for me. This is important to me because I’ve allowed […]

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Bobby Knight and the Game of Basketball

Bobby Knight recently argued against the three-point line and the use of a shot clock in college basketball. For this he was oft condemned and run through the meat grinder of various internet boards, including ones that support my beloved Louisville Cards (Beat Boise!). These people considered Knight obsolete or just an old fogy with […]

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Kicking and Screaming

Ok. So that was a pretty long break, eh? Not such a big deal, I guess. Somehow the world has continued to spin on its axis and things have continued to happen. Color me shocked. As you might be able to tell from the looks of the site, I’ve finally come into the modern world, […]

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No Net

I’m happy to report that “Futures”, a feature of Nature magazine, has agreed to publish my short story “Picasso’s Cats.” It’s a fun little piece that I wrote one night at the Writer’s of the Future workshop. Much fun. # The collaboration with John is coming along. It currently stands at about 6K words, and […]

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Nano Problems

Brigid got me an iPod Nano for Father’s Day, meaning that I’ve slowly been pulled into something closer to the modern age. I’m a real Renaissance Man. Of course, I rn into problems with it last week. It … er … died–as in the screen went blank and I couldn’t get it to operate. Three […]

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