Garbage Day

So, today’s garbage day. It’s an interesting concept, where we simply put anything nasty or dead or rotten into this box by the curb and it magically goes away. It reminds me of a joke about the ‘magic coffee table’ where you leave your chip bags, your crumbs, your...

How Intelligent is that?

How Intelligent is that? For those not familiar with the term, just a reminder that AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. Basically a computer brain that seems to be human. If you’ve read any of my science fiction books, you know what AI is – AI is Olive, and...

How I Write #6

So, here we’ve arrived at another writing post! Note the exclamation point, whereby I’m going to whip up your enthusiasm in listening to this… It’s funny, I was actually sitting here deciding what to write about this time when I came across (all right, technically I...

Eat This, Not That

Once upon a time I read a book named “Eat This, Not That”. It was about the alternatives to different foods, like they might show a cheeseburger from some major company that wound up with like twelve million calories, and then they’d show one from the same menu or a...

It’s Collectible!

I mean, is it really? Give me a break! Ok, so I collect black pens. I think they look neat. So, every time I get a chance to pick up a black pen (advertising pens, store pens, celebrity pens, ‘really cool looking’ pens) I do. So, now I have a box full of black pens....

Library of Amazonia?

What happens to books that were only electronic? I just finished a five-book series called “The Faerene Apocalypse”. It has to do with a generally benign invasion from the fantasy world across the ‘veil’ and their intent is to save Earth from being invaded by the...

Future Plans

We’re living in the future, now. I suppose this is more accurate for the older folks among us, but the upshot of it all is that we’re living in the future of where we thought we’d be when we got older. I mean, we used to see these pictures of teardrop shaped cars, and...

How I Write #5

This isn’t so much ‘how I write’ as how I think. I would guess that just about everyone has a different way of thinking. Now, my characters simply live inside my head, and when I write dialog, it never comes from me, at least not directly. Or at least it doesn’t seem...

The Good Old Days?

So, I was contemplating my cookie dough last night. Part of my diet that started years ago was that I’d behave all week and reward myself with a quarter batch of chocolate chip cookie dough on Thursday nights.  As it got to be more of a regular thing, it grew,...