Yes, I've been absent from posting to my blog for some time. However, it's not because I wasn't doing anything. I recently completed a project that took me about 100 hours of my free time. It's complete now and I will work on posting in a regular cadence again.
Cleaning up some spam and performing some admin work on the blog, I came across comments on old posts from when this was originally hosted on LiveJournal (it was a different internet epoch then). Out of curiosity, I followed the links from some of those commenters back to LiveJournal and was surprised that a number of… Continue reading Absent friends and time for reflection
Let’s talk about the fantasy of the “writer’s lifestyle.” Most writers and most readers are familiar with the basics: the writer is typically an educated person of modest ba… Source: Let's Talk About the Fantasy of the Writer's Lifestyle | Literary Hub
Today, April 18, 1938, mark’s the 80th anniversary of Superman’s publication in Action Comics 1. The character launched an industry. Now at issue 1,000, Superman is still fighting for truth and justice. He lives on in comics, TV, movies, games and our imagination, reinterpreted and retold over and over. Part of modern mythology,… Continue reading Happy 80th Superman
Between the weather and what I'm doing at work these days...
So trying to write to the blog daily while doing all the other things that happen in life on a typical day, as I wrote about yesterday, can put a lot of pressure on a person. And then you have days where shit like this happens: And suddenly you have a new activity you have… Continue reading A note about cadence
This is a short entry because it's getting late and I should shower and get to bed soon. I'm only getting to this after walking the dog, a day at the office, making my girls' dinner (warming up dinner really), driving the dad taxi for one daughter, walking the dog, spending time with my other… Continue reading Balancing it all
Back in the fall of 2016, I decided that I was out of shape. I hadn’t ever been much of an athlete, but I had the urge to get in shape. I took a wind trainer, a device to which you attach any road bike that turns it into a stationary bike, and set it… Continue reading Feel the burn
So if my last post sounded self-pitying, I should qualify it by saying that this past winter I sold a short story to a forthcoming anthology. Go me! it's due out later this year in December and is set in Julie Czerneda's excellent Trade Pact universe. I'm really looking forward to seeing it in print.… Continue reading Not all is lost
I'm on a quest this spring to regain my creativity. At some point in the past few years, I feel I abandoned it along the side of life's road. It's probably there, looking forlorn and possibly shivering. At least I hope it hasn't wandered off to die in the wilderness. That would be horrible. It… Continue reading Starting all over again