Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Nuge and Neil Prescott, AKA Joker wannabe

What do these two have in common do you ask?  Well I'll tell you oh inquisitive one.

The one on top seems to think that if everyone in the Aurora movie theater had been packing heat that a lot less people would have been killed.  I'm troubled by the concept that people with handguns in a movie theater under-fire, dark with changing lighting from the movie and smoke from the tear gas for those of you who need a little more to set the seen, could successfully engage the shooter with less loss of life.  Oh that's right, collateral damage seems to be overlooked by a lot of scared people who think more of their personal arsenals than any other human being.
The one on the bottom has bitten into the cliché of going postal.  He hoarded weapons, was probably a real opinionated joy to work with (or totally introverted), and contracted for a company that automates postal stuff until his contract was terminated. 
They both think that hosing people down with weapons is an acceptable answer to their life issues.  I am an NRA member and I am just waiting for the dues to run out.  I agree that the 2nd Amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms...(important stuff here too by the way), but how is society bettered by people feeling like they have to pack heat to go to the movies, out to dinner or heaven forbid to work unless part of their job requires them to be armed?

Friday, July 27, 2012


The Legacy of Daddy has been entered on  If anyone has read and wishes to review it then that would be a place to go.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My first review of another author's work.

I believe that we as authors should be able to review the work of our peers and be helpful.  I devoted the whole day to this and I hope that the recipient will be thankful.  I also hope that the author will reciprocate.  The purpose of this is to help us grow a skill set that we can apply to our own work and the assumption is that future work will be easier because we have already worked through these issues.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Losing it!

It is part of human nature to get frustrated and lash out.  Beginning when we are two and lasting until we have cardiac permanent shutdown there will be situations that just piss us off.  What does that pissed of, frustrated, take it out on the nearest available target win us?
A new an improved reputation for being an ass, high blood pressure, high cortisol levels and a desire to turn west and just keep going even if you are on the coast.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

I've been listening to this podcast a lot lately during commutes and other tedious tasks that eat into my life.  These guys really put together some amazing interviews with authors, scientists, publishers, screenwriters, etc, for the first half of their casts.  The second half is usually a themed review of a subject related to the interview and most of the time stays on track.  I'm giving them a thumbs up.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Keeping up the momentum

Last night I finally got back to writing in the third novel after a week off.  It's not that I didn't want to write or have plot developments I wanted to explore.  It was simply that I let everything else in my life take precedence for a week.  That's what happened with my swimming also, because I did that stupid thing which is trying to synchronize my workouts with someone else.  No matter how much I love them it always messes up what I'm trying to do.  Which forces me to reexamine what I'm trying to do and the vicious cycle repeats, arhhh!