Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Ah Halloween. The day to dress up and act silly. Gouge yourself on candy. Become someone creepy. Not much in the way of festivities going on here tonight. Baby’s only 8 months old so to young for trick or treating …

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Disney Buys Star Wars

Some pretty surprising news out of the entertainment industry today. Disney has bought LucasFilm, which includes Star Wars. That was completely unexpected. We all expected Star Wars to remain in Lucas’ firm grasp until he died.  Part of the announcement …

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Texas Book Festival

It’s been quiet on the blog lately.  The baby started crawling recently so I’m down to just nap time as potential writing time. And I’ve been trying to devote what time I have to Aristeia 3. That’s left little time to …

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Top 10: Soundtracks

To finish up the month of music top tens, I’m going to look at my other musical passion, soundtracks. Now, I enjoy a good classical piece (Holst’s The Planets, 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, etc) but I really enjoy a lot …

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

I’ve never been a fan of political parties.  Representatives in a republic are already responsible to so many different groups: their constituents, their personal beliefs, the good of the country as a whole. Feeling beholden to yet another group that …

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Top 10: Musical Artists

Last week we looked at specific songs that I love. Now we’ll go a little broader and look at artists/bands. There is definitely some overlap but a few new ones. One of the qualifying elements to make this list was …

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Facebook Ads

I tried out Facebook ads this weekend while my publisher was running their $0.99 sale on ebooks. Sales were pretty good, by some weird miracle, but that started before I launched the ad. So judging how effective the ad was …

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Top 10: Songs

Today in our top 10 tour we’re going to look at music. This suffers from the same dilemma as books. Should we look at favorite artist/band? Song? Album? Fortunately, I’m less musical savvy than I am a reader. So I’m …

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In Plain Sight

We recently finished watching “In Plain Sight”. While I wouldn’t classify it as one of my favorite shows, we did enjoy the series. It had its fair share of tropes and “uggh” moments, but for the most part they were …

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Lost Cities

I have a new article up on the GSA. It’s the first in what I hope to make a series of articles about games you can play with two people. My wife and I both enjoy games, and we’re two …

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