On Shifts of Tectonic Plates

I did not get to sleep very easily last night. I am struggling with things going on today in ways that I haven’t struggled before. As a result, I’m coming to think this may be one of the most dangerous moments for America and the world as a whole that has existed during the time […]

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Two Whole Freaking Days?

When it takes you nearly two entire days to update your publishing financial data you can probably say several things: 1. Three months is too long between updates 2. You have a ridiculously complex and detailed system 3. Amazon has changed how they do some things since the last time. 4. It’s time to simplify, […]

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Ron’s Most Excellent Adventure

A week ago I drove my little Miata across the country from Columbus, Indiana (just south of Indianapolis) to Oro Valley, Arizona (just north of Tucson). It was an interesting four days. Of note is that my Miata is a rag top, and that with the exception of an hour or so when it rained […]

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While Ron’s driving, you get a deal

Go West, young man (and you, too, Ron) Whew. It’s been nearly three months, but the day has dawned. Tomorrow I should be heading west. Finally. It’ll take me four or five days to drive the distance. In celebration, I thought I would go ahead and put the omnibus edition of Saga on a steep […]

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The time for departure draws near

The time for departure draws near. The moving guys are scheduled to show up Monday to pack up. Tuesday we’ll load the truck. I’ll clean up a few loose ends, and then expect to be on the road heading toward Arizona sometime Wednesday. I am ready to go. I was thirty-two years old when we […]

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A room full of silence

  My beloved wife is a fan of music. I am too. But I think just as much, she’s a fan of noise. By this I mean she does not really like to be in a room full of silence. When she goes into a room, music comes on. When she is going to go […]

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“Fun” moments in moving

Moving after being in one place for more than twenty years is a lot of work, but it’s not like there isn’t some fun stuff in there, too. Stuff like how today I got to go all “Hulk Smash” over four ancient Palm devices we could no longer power up. Stuff like … Uh … […]

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A morning full of crappy writing

Today, for the first time in over three weeks, I sat down to write for real. Three hours. That’s what I scheduled, and that’s what I pretty much did (with only a small interruption in the middle). I sat in my nearly empty basement and pulled up my Work in Process, and I started in […]

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