Catching Up

Yes, nothing will kill a site or a blog more certainly than fade. I am still here – just been off in the real world trying to make sure I keep the day job. It’s been a struggle lately. Lots to learn and a short time frame to learn it in. Having caught up with day job, I could turn to other things.

I turned in my story submission for Dogs Of War yesterday. It clocked in a little over 4,800 words. It’s a little silly, but I’m hoping it will be greeted favorably. I’m interested to hear what  the editor thinks, but also more than a little concerned. I suspect that even if I ever reach a lofty authorial position there will still be the nagging part in the back of my mind telling me I’m not really that good and that somebody will uncover the fraud any moment now.

I’m going to attempt to get a few more tweaks to the web site up and running. I’m still crashing about and messing things up. I’ve got about 90% of the connection thingy set up so these will post directly to Facebook rather than forcing me to copy and paste after the post is done. I have figured out how to schedule posts to publish at a later time… just not how to fix the local time. I think my web site believes it’s on a cruise in the Atlantic… I’m not sure where 4 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time actually is.

More to come this week.

Drawing Again

Many people know that I’ve spent a lot of years working in the architectural field. I recently made a move into the support of the technology of the architectural field as a software application engineer. I love the fact that I get to check stuff like this out as part of my job.

No, I haven’t seen one in person yet but I would love to try one. I wonder if we’re coming full circle and in the near future if you want to draw or create architectural drawings you will actually need to be able to draw?

Weekend of Wonderful Work

I’m not sure I can rightly call this work. I’m not certain I want to call it work even if it is. I like writing and posting things. I’m struggling to rearrange my routine to be sure that I get a meaningful post up here at least once per week. I say meaningful because I think if somebody’s going to revisit a site there should be something worth looking at.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am anxious about the things I post simply because I have published written work. I feel that if you’re a writer, you should be able to write a coherent blog post, and that includes avoiding misspelled words and terrible grammar, while still delivering an interesting topic or discussion.

I saw an article relatively recently (see it here: that was about getting stories delivered in different ways. There are a host of topics I could tie to this, but I’m interested in hearing what other folks think about this vision of the future of books. Is the interactive story the future? Is the story you participate in the future? Is the book as an object of art the future?

What do you think?



I snagged this picture from a social media site. Perhaps it’s just that it’s late and I’m longing for bed. Perhaps it’s that I’ve given a lot of thought to this sort of thing lately. Whatever the reason I was struck when I read this that it was far more accurate than it had any right to be and that I needed to get out and read more of what this man had to say.

The longer I go, the more I find there are so many topics I should have studied or things I really should have remembered. Perhaps if I’d seen this sentiment earlier in my life it would have changed things? Is that something a person really wants – to go back and change things? I seem to recall a quote about pulling away one thread unraveling the entire tapestry that is your life – you would lose part of what makes you the person you are today.

I have no idea what I’ll think of Mr. Leary after a little reading time. I’ll at least learn something, and that in and of itself isn’t a bad thing.


Fortune Cookie

So – this seemed more accurate than it should have. I got a fortune cookie with dinner tonight and it said: “On the right track means need to run even faster or get run over”

I suspect the way things have been going so far this week, they may be dead on.