Why E-Readers Just Won’t Take Hold in America

There’s been a lot of hype over the last couple of  months because of the emergence of the IPAD, which has been predicted to usher in a new age of reading. This has caused all of the other e-reader makers to ramp up their business models, each one of them vying for the ultimate control of this incoming market. But … Read More

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Don’t Ask for an Opinion if You Don’t Want an Opinion

As a seasoned writer (whatever that means), I often am called upon to review the creativity of another. It’s usually one of those conversations that goes: “Hey, I know you’re a writer, so can you check out my (whatever)?” And if I’m feeling really masochistic on that particular day, I’ll agree to do so. But I’m going to come out … Read More

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Hasn’t Been A Lot to Say Lately

I’ve been keeping busy lately, so I haven’t really had a lot of time to make a lot of comments. Wasn’t like anyone was really going out of his or her way to read the blog, so I don’t think there’s too much at a loss as it is. As for me, I’ve been keeping busy with work. The job … Read More

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Revisiting the Year 1991…and the process of historical writing

For those that don’t know, I am currently writing a novel that takes place in 1991. This is the first time I’ve ever written an historical novel, covering a specific time. It also includes important people who were living and interacting during this particular time, so unlike fictional worlds I have built before, this is a world that already exists, … Read More

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May Wrap-Up

Just thought I would take some time to do a little bit of a wrap-up of things going on, including the news. 1. My job. Well, I haven’t lost it yet, but it’s never really going well. I like the people I work with, and I tend to deliver whatever is desired from me, but it’s one of those jobs … Read More

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TV Critics Still Don’t “Get” LOST

There was another article today on LOST on CNN.com, right here. Basically, the reviewer has a decent review of the ending of LOST, and then has to go full retard and start talking about how other “thinking” shows aren’t wanted by audiences, noting the failures of “familiar” shows like Heroes and FlashForward. No, the problem with those shows were not … Read More

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The Inevitable Process of Editing Old Stories

One of my failings as a writer is I tend to avoid rewriting old stuff. Instead of going back and fixing a lot of my earlier work, I just chalk it up to a learning experience and then write something new. As a result, I have about 150 short stories, 12 novels, and a whole bunch of other writings, including … Read More

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Thoughts on Movie “2012” and the Concept of Bad Writing

I finally got a chance to watch the movie 2012 over the weekend, and it served to remind me that no matter how much money you put into a production, how great the actors are, and how big the premise, bad writing will continuously destroy a movie no matter how much other effort is put into the film. 2012 is … Read More

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Friday’s Stickman

Had a bit of a problem scanning this one, so hoping this feeds in correctly as two files.

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Thursday’s Stickman

Here’s the latest Stickman. If anyone’s reading this, let me know because it seems like no one seems to be reading it. Let me know, please. Anyway, here it is:

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