Posts Tagged: internet

The internet says the darndest things

I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question. Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results. Chief among both searches are excellent answers from reputable sources. Further scrolling leads to some… Read more »

Kicking off the first promotion

Beginning today, the first of my book promotions start.  In anticipation of the release of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What Now?”, I will be running consecutive monthly promotions through Goodreads, an online community that shares recommendations and reviews of books. The goal is straightforward:  Encourage more readers to enjoy the… Read more »

Are you a bully?

I was listening to the radio while working out on Friday and the guest was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.  He was discussing a program they were running against bullying.  As I listened, I was so fascinated I decided to post a blog on the subject. “Back in my day”, bullying was pretty much… Read more »

Game(s) over

Yesterday we talked about my obsessive behavior and some ways it manifests.  Today, we’ll go into a specific example and the ultimate resolution of that obsession. I have a long history with computer games.  When you’re my age, you have a long history with all games.  Maybe not as far back as throwing sticks to… Read more »

Yesterday made me cry

The title was supposed to read “Today made me cry”, but there are some peculiarities about Washington D.C. that you (or at least I) wouldn’t have guessed. For example, would you believe that almost nothing opens up before 7 am?  Not the food stores, the drugstores, the parking garages, the eating places? In the same… Read more »

Disconnected

After just getting through talking with you about the take-over of technology in our lives, I had an ironic experience that both lent credence and uncovered surprising realities to that thought. Over the last day or so, my internet connection has gone a-sputtering, leaving me without connection for the better part of a day and… Read more »

Compute this!

Yeah, I got your user friendly right here. The new computer arrived about the time it was originally scheduled to ship (it’s like Scotty on Star Trek…tell ‘em it can’t be done for 3 days and have it done in an hour), which eased my mind because I thought it would arrive (typically) on the… Read more »

Hooking up to a trailer

Apparently, a new wave is sweeping the market when it comes to promoting books.  Everyone, from publishers to individual authors, is creating video previews about their books, similar to movies.  Appropriately enough, they are called book trailers. So I says to myself, I says, I should probably look into this newfangled idea.  How hard can… Read more »