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The Conscious of the Subjects

Today my church (Calvalry Bible Church), started a new fellowship group called, “Cast and Crew”.  It’s a group for people in the entertainment industry.  It was an interesting mix of about a dozen people.  We have people who have done extra work, animators, sound engineers and an exterminator who does […]

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I Wish My Friends Would Stop Getting Older.

Late this past week I found out on Facebook that an old friend of ours passed away.  I met Therri about 34 years ago when I joined the Star Trek fan club, the U.S.S. Achernar.  She was then part of the group that shuttled off (created a new fan club) […]

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Making Progress

Now it’s the end of the second quarter of 2021.   Let’s see how I’m doing on my goals: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group.  This will still be a vomit draft in the range of 200 pages.  […]

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Busy Saturday

It started with a Men’s Breakfast at my church, Calvary Bible Church in Burbank.  I’m on kitchen staff, so I got up at 4:20 am to be there at 6:00 am.  We’re famous for our breakfast burritos and I’m the egg man.  I scrambled over 150 eggs that morning.  It […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 4: The Early Years.

So where did it all start?  Particularly, what inspired me to want to write science fiction?  Perhaps this should have been part one, but I just thought of it. The earliest shows I can remember watching – and I mean back when I was four or five – were “Astro […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 3: The GLAWS Years

There’s the stereotype of writers sitting alone in their basements, tapping out their novels on their typewriters, but that is not the case.  Southern California homes don’t have basements. Oh, wait, there’s more to that.  Cheri Tree of Quattro University use to say, “There is no such thing as a […]

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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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