5 Bullet Fridays

Tim Ferris is my virtual mentor right now. I’ve read all of his books and am an avid listener to his podcast. I’ve also made a resolution to try and write something everyday. Nominally this would be on my book, but today I’m traveling and probably won’t get that kind of opportunity. So I’m taking…

Need Your Help To Start Writing a Book

Since the fall of Reactuate Games I’ve been trying to decided what I’m going to do with my life. I won’t go into the process that I’ve been going through because that would be a distraction, but I’ve decided to decide. I’m going to write a book. Working title is Distinctions For Life. It will…

My Eulogy for Cleo and Jennifer Haston

Today we buried my wife’s parents in Flagstaff Arizona. These are the words I would like to have said at the service, but I can’t even think them without crying. There is no way I could have said them. My favorite memories of Cleo and Jennifer show their humor. Cleo constantly joked with wait staff…

The Vagrant Review

I met Peter Newman at LonCon 3 last summer and heard about The Vagrant from him. The concept was compelling. A story where the main character doesn’t talk. And he is carrying a baby though a post-apocalyptic demonic wasteland. Don’t think he mentioned one character was a goat. From the beginning you know you are…

Cocktails

It’s been a busy start of the year for me and I’m going to blog about the big changes soon. But first let’s talk cocktails. This month I’ve traveled quite a bit with a trip to Houston and one to Vegas. Both of these involved some good eats at nice restaurants and some time at…

River Song’s Screwdriver Epihany

This morning I was doing some stuff in my home workshop/office and saw the box for my River Song Sonic Screwdriver and it got me to thinking, which lead to a really cool epiphany. Rather than jump to the cool part straight away I’ll give you some of my internal dialog. In HTML Screenplay format….

Home Stretch

Literally in the home stretch for the UK adventure. 17 jam packed days. This week we have Dr Who Premiere, with us in Cardiff today through Thursday. Stupidly I didn’t bring my camera from London. What was I thinking? Could I catch a train and get there and back today? Friday through Sunday we have…

Power Voltage in the US and UK

Electrical outlets in the US and the UK look very different. Those in the UK are much bigger. They seem HUGE to me. They always have 3 prongs and the prongs are much larger. Actually there is another kind of plug in the UK that has two prongs and is always marked “Shaver Only” and…