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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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The Best Convention You’ll Never Attend

I’ve been having fun with the Facebook group, Concellation. It’s a fun group for people who were planning to go to Science Fiction / fantasy / Comic Book conventions that have been cancelled. They even have an art show and a dealer’s room where real dealers are selling their wares […]

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What if we had just called it the flu all along?

Words have meaning.  Words have power.  Our choice of words determine how we process information.  Recently President Trump got flack for calling Covid-19 the “China Flu”.  One reporter asked him if that wasn’t racist.  Well, no it isn’t.  China isn’t a race, it’s a geographical location where Covid-19 originated.  But […]

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