none of this should have happened

Someone just posted to Facebook a news story about a school shooting in Kentucky. Two people dead, multiple people injured. It turned out that the poster had misread the date on the article and thought that this had just happened today, when it happened in late January instead. And it still broke me. For a […]

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about that spoon . . .

I’ve taken to wearing a spoon pendant lately. You might have noticed it in the video I made for my GoFundMe campaign to support my participation in the Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop. The story behind the spoon is a simple one, but it’s important. The spoon pendant is actually a pin that my friend Wendy Wagner […]

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I get by with a little help

About a week ago, I launched my first-ever GoFundMe campaign. While I would love it if you would have a look and make a contribution, this post is about the video I made for the campaign page. Because it was a bit of a disaster, at the start. I’ve had a bit of actor’s training […]

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new year, same old everything else (kinda sorta)

Hey there! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018. I hope this will be a much better, healthier, happier, and more productive year for all of us. But it’s also Monday, and it’s more or less a regular workday for me. I’ve submitted my latest NW Love Story draft to my newspaper editors and am busy […]

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I want to write more

I could produce a mountain of material, and some of it might actually be good. I could, possibly, produce a book a month, but I don’t know that I could guarantee consistent quality. I could blog every day, with real and meaningful information and insight, but then I wouldn’t have time or energy for anything […]

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a new prequel and its prologue

I’ve been quiet on the blog and not as productive in real life over the past couple of months. I had an unprecedented first part of the year in terms of productivity and publishing, and then things started to slow down toward the end of August. And it’s been a slippery slope since. The good […]

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one bag to rule them all, part 2

I think I might have finally found it—the one bag to rule them all. At least, I’ve found something that mostly works for the time being, and that seems fairly miraculous right about now. Here’s the bag I’m using and am feeling positive about: eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekend Convertible Junior For the past however […]

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