Month: June 2014

A Fun Saturday…

Yesterday (6/22), Kel and I attended the NRA‘s Basic Pistol class. We had seven hours of classroom work, covering all manner of topics. My primary interest was safety because I haven’t handled a lot of firearms since my teens. I took a hunter safety course back then but I forgot much about it. Of course, …

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The Too-short Shortcut

For a change of pace, I thought I’d write about writing on my writing blog. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the writing problems that I often see. There’s the exposition/infodump issue. This is actually the anti-shortcut issue. Typically, this is worldbuilding information, oftentimes completely irrelevant to the scene. In this case, either cut it completely, …

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Pink Floyd Concert #TBT

In 1987, Pink Floyd, minus Roger Waters, release a new album entitled A Momentary Lapse of Reason. To say I was excited was an understatement. I picked up the CD as soon as it was released. I listened to it. And listened to it. Over and over. Then the tour was announced… And I couldn’t …

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Going Out Of Business

On June 7th, 2014, I bought two water filters for my refrigerator at Sears. To buy two items, I figure a couple of scans, swipe the credit card, sign the receipt/pin pad, and walk away. What actually happened was far different. The sales person helped me find the proper filters, and we went to the …

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After the High…

When I left for Starbucks, Brightspot was playing with the white sock. Actually, he was getting high, for it was filled with catnip. He was rubbing it against his face, biting it, and even holding it with all four paws. I haven’t a clue what he did while I was gone, but when I got …

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