It literally doesn't matter why I deleted facebook. I had over 14k 'friends'. Hundreds of which I had met professionally and personally over many years. Some were real friendships extending into real life. The great news? I still get to call those friends my friends because I still actually make time to go and meet … Continue reading I deleted my Facebook account. And it doesn’t matter.
Like most people, I enjoy going out to the movies with friends or my family. In the olden times (when movies were first made, and small patches of gray began to show in my beard) I loved going to movies alone. To be near other people in a dark environment was always pretty good, but … Continue reading The Dubious Social Life of a moviegoer.
I don't write editorials, but this is still an opinion piece. I've read a lot of books. I've tried to read some books and been incapable. There are just some books that for whatever reason may not actually be worth your while to read. I imagine someone out there could disagree with me about that. … Continue reading Time is too precious to waste on boring books. (Opinion)
Whew, it's been a while. So much for my attempt at hand-writing posts. Oh well. And in that vein, I want to say that it is with a heavy heart that I am putting the Owen Hunter on a permanent (well, we'll see how long) hiatus. This isn't one of those serials that's doing anything. … Continue reading The Trilogy On Hiatus
1. "Is Google Making us Stupid?" 2. "Alert The Dangers of Artificial Intelligence"3. #142 Addiction, Depression, and a Meaningful Life (Sam Harris) 4. The Bone Tired Hero
I think the big question everyone has in mind for their favorite author is, "How did you ever get the idea for that story?" I'm not saying I'm anyone's favorite author. But I will tell you how I get my ideas for a story. Usually the idea arises from a confluence of emotions and thoughts … Continue reading How I Get My Ideas
Once upon a time I held a larger audience spellbound with the kind of work I used to do. At that time I was big into auras and healing. I worked with that large audience mostly one on one. I cultivated a small following and got by on my entrepreneurial spirit and mystique. Fast forward … Continue reading The Fresh Unknown
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Yesterday after work I took a nap. When I woke up and sat on the couch for a bit I surfed YouTube and found a brief Interview with Stephen King about short stories. I've written short stories before, I have a steadily building collection of them, in fact, but something the man said struck me."Writing … Continue reading About a short story I just wrote
Or why it's taken me 3.5 years to write the 3rd installment of this series.Death in fiction is an end to a cycle. Sometimes it can serve a purpose beyond its face-value. The main villain finally dies. A hero is made because he or she dies in the service of making sure someone more important … Continue reading To kill a character