Monthly Archives: January 2011

Waist not, want not

I’m running a special “memory lane” series of blogs all week.  You’ll get to find out more about me.  Probably more than you want to find out about me, but them’s the breaks of reading someone else’s blogs.  You try … Read the rest

Is it plagiarism if I do it to myself?

I’m on record (right here in this blog) saying I’ll keep to a strict daily blog for a minimum of the weekdays (there’s always the possibility of a bonus post over the weekend).  That’s a commitment I’m happy to keep … Read the rest

It was funny when I….

You can fill in the blank…wrote it, said it, thought it.  You know, you had to be there.

The funny thing about trying to be funny is that the only thing you’re absolutely sure of is that you thought you … Read the rest

Withholding comment

Time once again for our continuing series of random ponderings on life in cyberspace.  Today’s chapter:  Life as a website admin.

Being but a tadpole in my writing career, I reasoned it would not be likely to need an administrator … Read the rest

A chilling admission

I read once that writers should “write from experience”.  I don’t know if that’s true.  How would you write about vampires or outer space or 20,000 leagues under the sea?  Still, I do admit that my main character and I … Read the rest

A blog a day keeps the cobwebs away

It has always been my intention to make this a “daily” log.  That is, post a blog every weekday and take the weekends off.  After all, you aren’t going to be logging on here during your two valuable free days … Read the rest

A home filled with love….and hate

Two words that are overused (or perhaps just carelessly?) in everyday conversation.  I think that tends to unfairly weaken the power of the former and unwisely soften the meanness of the latter.

I mean, really, we “love” everything from TV … Read the rest

Did I just type that?

Let’s hop in our way-back machines today and take a short trip.  What’s that?  You don’t have a way-back machine?  Well, you can all pile in mine, but keep your feet off the seats please!

Our journey is a quick … Read the rest

“But you’re a man…”

Call it what you will.  Profiling.  Stereotyping.  Prejudice.  Bias.  Inequality.  I strive to avoid either thinking or acting in ways which limit open-mindedness and fight this behavior in others when I can.  Recently, I was almost the victim of such … Read the rest