Tag: American Red Cross

The Birds and the Bugs

It was a quiet weekend.  With the exception of a Zoom critique group meeting, I was pretty free, so we decided to do a little nature walking. We’ve been seeing dragonflies around, so on Saturday, we went to our favorite Dragonfly pond at the California State University in Northridge, CSUN.  […]

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I’m Special – And Now I Have Scientific Proof

It’s been a while since I gave blood.  Thanksgiving weekend to be precise.  I was going to give in January, but then, well, Covid. I am O Negative, the universal donor.  I am also CMV Negative.  CMV is a bacterium that is harmless in adults, but it can kill infants.  […]

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Loscon Day Three

Day Three of Loscon was Sunday, the last day of the con.  Kris and I started the day at 10:00 am with our panel, “I Got the Music in Me”.  This was mostly Kris’ panel.  It was about how music can invoke certain moods and how that inspires her writing.  […]

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Loscon Day Two

Saturday at Loscon is always our busiest day – it’s Blood Drive Day!  Unfortunately, because it’s such a busy day, I didn’t take a lot of pictures.  The day started at about eight in the morning when we met the Red Cross truck and started setting up.  They had all […]

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Next week is Loscon!

Still doing con prep, especially prep for the blood drive.  That includes flyers, buttons, raffle tickets and a raffle ticket box.  Kris is also getting her costume ready for the reading from her novel series, “The Dragonfly Chronicles”.  And there are also other panels we are on that we are […]

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And the Prep Goes On…

Getting ready for the Loscon blood drive, but I’m not alone.  Three years ago, the American Red Cross started putting ALL of its blood drives on their website so people could find the location nearest to them.  This includes blood drives like ours.  The picture above is the direct link […]

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Now How Much Would You Bleed?

That was our slogan for our “As Seen On TV” themed blood drive.  Every year Kris and I host the Loscon blood drive.  Generally, we tie our theme to the theme of the convention.  When Loscon had a steampunk theme, our theme became the start of my steampunk trilogy. This […]

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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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Time to Check in on My Goals

Back on January 17th, I listed some goals I wanted to achieve in 2021.  It’s about the end of the first quarter of the year, so let’s see how I’m doing: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group.  […]

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Done and Doing Fine

Yesterday I made my 96th blood donation, completing twelve gallons.  For all the time I’ve been married, Kris has gone with me to hold my hand.  She’s there to distract me and keep me from getting faint.  After all these times, I’m still such a coward.  But with the pandemic, […]

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