What Inspires Me, Part 2: The Quattro Years

My wife is an entrepreneur. She has a web design business, a jewelry business and an Etsy store.  About ten years ago, she got involved with Quattro University, an entrepreneurial college.  After a while, I got involved with her.  In addition to weekend meetings, we even attended one of their […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 1:

I’ve been to many conventions.  When Kris and I were dealers, we would go to up to eight a year.  When I met Kris (or more precisely, re-met Kris – that’s another story) she introduced me to Loscon, the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.  That was about 34 […]

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All’s well that Ends Well

In critiquing a story for one of my groups, I was reminded of the importance of a good ending. I’m a firm believer that the last emotion you leave the audience with is very important. It is what they will remember when they walk out of the theater or finish […]

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Faking It

I’ve been seeing a lot of ads on Facebook for vegan plant-based meat products.  They don’t particularly interest me, I’m a meat-eating, barbequing, Meatiator, Montague’s All Meat Marvel, Baconator, meatavore kind of guy.  But if someone else wants to graze, that’s fine by me. What I don’t understand is that […]

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Return to Loscon

Kris and I were supposed to be the Fan Guests of Honor at last year’s Loscon, but because of reasons, it was canceled.  So, our status was carried over to this year’s Loscon 47  http://loscon.org/47/los-angeles-oldest-running-science-fiction-convention/ The one of the first things they asked us to do was a promotional video […]

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The Great Escape (to Oxnard)

I’ve often mentioned that sometimes my life feels like nothing but work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep.  Since the lockdown, there has been little to go out and do.  But with restrictions starting to loosen, especially in Ventura County, we decided to go out and celebrate Kris getting a new […]

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Things I Don’t Understand.

I created this blog and the associated Facebook page to promote my writing and to let people get to know me.  That’s why I write on all kinds of subjects that interest me from cooking to Star Trek and My Little Pony to my experiences with the Greater Los Angeles […]

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Honey for my honey

Hello. This week’s blog is being written by me, Kristine, Dennis’s wife. That’s because this week’s blog is about honey. Once upon a time, Dennis and I had a home in Reseda, CA. We took lots of walks in the evenings around the neighborhood in those 16 years and got […]

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Back to the closet

We had a friend for dinner last night – no, not in the Hannibal Lecter way.  Liz Carlie came over to be a guinea pig for a new recipe I wanted to try – Easy Pizza Casserole. Kris and I met Liz at one of the blood drives at Loscon […]

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Taking a Break

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but sometimes my life feels like work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep.  With the shutdown here in California, there are not a lot of places you can go out to for a change of scenery.   Today Kris and I went out […]

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