Monthly Archives: November 2011

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Originally, I wanted to have Book 2 complete with at least one round of editing done before the end of the year. Then I ended up throwing out the 65,000 words I did for the first alpha version. The story …

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Community of Geeks

Sadness.  It appears Community might get the axe. NBC has put the show on hiatus due to poor ratings. But everyone I’ve talked to who has seen it, loves it. It’s just that geeks aren’t who advertisers want to sell …

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A Christmas Carol

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We went to see a production of “A Christmas Carol” this weekend.  It was pretty good, the guy who played Scrooge was quite enjoyable and added a little bit of insanity into the role at the end. Previously, my main …

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Thankful Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’ve enjoyed this month of recognizing the things I am thankful for. But on this last day, I am thankful that it’s now Thanksgiving and I can stop doing it before it becomes a chore. 🙂

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 23: Our Robot Overlords

For the last day before Thanksgiving, I would like to express my gratitude to our Robot Overlords.  Your benevolence and mercy in allowing us puny meatbags to live and serve you is beyond measure. Instead of following your base programming …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 22: My Parents

Today I am thankful for my parents. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Literally, because I wouldn’t exist. Beyond the essential gift of giving me life, they also gave me so much more. They loved me which …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 21: Freedom

I am free to write this blog post and say whatever the hell I want. Today I am thankful for that freedom. And all the other freedoms I have living in this day and age. We’re not a completely free society. …

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What It’s All About

This Rolling Stone article about Occupy Wall Street summed up much of how I feel about the Occupy movement. It’s about providing a forum for people to show how tired they are not just of Wall Street, but everything. This is …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 20: Books

I love books. Science fiction, mystery, historical, educational, fantasy, whatever. Books bring knowledge and fun to all of us. Books allow an idea to be preserved beyond that fleeting moment when it emerges. For a long time I couldn’t understand …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 19: Clean Air, Water and Food

Today I am thankful for having clean air and safe water and food. Not having to worry about getting a disease from the food I eat is often taken for granted. All the news stories you hear about tainted food …

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