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Beautiful Tiny Fighter Jets of Mosquito Murder

Kris loves dragonflies.  Every once in a while, we go out to find some.  The picture above was taken last year at the pond at CSUN, California State University Northridge.  We’ve been back a couple of times this year, but we haden’t seen as many as last year.  We named […]

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Maybe I’m not such a coward after all.

Yesterday I went for my regular blood-letting at my local American Red Cross center in Woodland Hills.  Actually, I was three weeks late.   I usually give every eight weeks, the minimum time you have to wait between whole blood donations.  But now the ARC is only taking appointments, no walk-ins, […]

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Dude! They got those potato chips you like.

Last Thursday marked my 31st wedding anniversary.  Even though a lot has happened to us in that time, we’ve lived in five different places, had various jobs, it just doesn’t seem that long.  It also doesn’t seem like I’ve been married more than half my life.  But then, sometimes it’s […]

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Looking Backward, Looking Forward

Yes, that is a handwritten version of a script.  Actually, it’s the first version of a Christmas story I have been working on for a number of years.  It’s taken a back seat to my Steampunk trilogy I’m currently working on, but I do intend to rewrite it when I’m […]

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Spring Cleaning

Since we’ve been sent to our room until further notice, my wife and I have been doing some cleaning.  I’m an AFOL, an Adult Fan Of Lego.  Since our current apartment has little room for Lego displays, most of mine sits in my closet.  Some of it, like my catalogs […]

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Critique This

I didn’t get any writing done this week.  Not that I was lazy, I had to critique three stories for my critique group that met yesterday.  Usually I try to write during the week and do my critiques on the weekends.  This time we got the submissions late and I […]

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Chilli Dip

Shutting Down Doesn’t Mean Stop Living.

A popular meme going around Facebook is, “What have you been learning during the shutdown?” Learning something new is always good, and if you have more time to do so right now, good on you!  I’m still working at my day job at Natren, Inc.  www.natren.com  We make pharmaceutical grade […]

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GLAWS Rewrites Itself

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is an active group.  We have critique groups that meet once or twice a month, depending on the group, we have monthly Special Speaker Events that are open to the public and we, along with West Coast Writer’s Conference, host three conferences a year. […]

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Married to a Fan

Before I met my wife (the second time, long story) I didn’t date much.  Not that I didn’t try.  It was just hard to find someone I was interested in.  Harder to find someone I was Interested in that was also interested in me.   I dated four or five different […]

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What Have I Been Doing With All This Extra Time.

Sometimes I just like to have fun and play one of my favorite refrigerator games, “Name That Leftover”.  But you can really only play it once a month.  Or every two months.  Three or more months gets really challenging. And there are card games like Flux.  Monty Python Flux is […]

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