Monthly Archives: February 2012

Feb 29 = Free Books

Today is a special day. I love Feb 29th for the fact that it comes only once every four years. There’s no holiday associated with. There really should be. A big hoopla event that puts every other holiday to shame. …

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Home Improvement: Grouty Caulk Edition

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You know how I wrote yesterday about wishing I had some time to write but couldn’t being busy with a new kid? Well today, despite that, I embarked on a home improvement project. It seems crazy, but its much easier …

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Ideas

Life’s funny. Right now, I have no time to do much other than take care of baby, my wife, and try to squeeze in a little bit of sleep (occasionally). During this time I’ve also had a lot of ideas …

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Blessing and Curse

We should finally get to go home from the hospital tomorrow. This is both a blessing and a curse. Much of the hospital stay has been helpful: Check-ups for Mom and baby to make sure everything’s working right Knowledgable people …

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Unsung Heroes

I have some less than friendly things to say about part of our hospital experience, but instead of that rant, I’d like to throw some praise around. Overall, the nursing staff here was great. It reminded me how underappreciated that …

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Introducing the Newest Basta

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Our son was born early this morning after three long days. We went in on Sunday night for an induction and had to end with a C-section at 3am on Wednesday morning. It was a long experience.  We’ve had very …

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Of Bajor

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I just played the second episode in the new STO Featured Episode Series “The 2800”. I was both impressed and reminded that the game sucks.  It’s funny how something can do both things.   The Good The new Bajor map …

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It’s Coming…

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Late Spring 2012.  Civilization V’s first expansion pack, Gods and Kings. As historically, I have been sucked into a Civ binge during this time (it started back just when school got out), this is good timing. As with most expansions, …

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Cowboys vs Aliens

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We got Cowboys vs Aliens through Netflix the other day. We had skipped in the theater because of lackluster reviews. It was described as trying to be to serious. And after viewing it, I have to agree. It wasn’t a …

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Yes, I’m fat…and while I’m okay with that, I don’t want to be anymore

I know, it’s quite unexpected to learn that a sci-fi author who enjoys playing video games is overweight. I guess I defy the stereotype. I’ve always been overweight. As far back as I can remember, I was chubby. My nickname …

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