June 2008

My heroes

In the movie Gandhi, there is a scene where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and his followers decide to break the salt monopoly. India being a tropical country, salt is critical for […]

I’m blogging at Rose City Romance Writers today, where I made a very public confession of one of my most serious lifetime flaws, complete with pictures. Get a glimpse of […]

The greening time

Did you know that the low hanging, large, reddish moon that would be called a Harvest Moon in late September/Early October is called a Strawberry Moon when it happens near […]

Two wondrous things

First, there is water on Mars. (Link to Wired article with nice image showing ice chunks subliming.) Second, the Smithsonian now has their photograph collection up on Flickr Commons, with […]

Amphibian. Allegory.

My friend and one-time critique partner, R. Scott Shanks, Jr., has been having some frustrations getting his website up and running, so he decided to post to his blog, instead. […]

Sticky pixels and electronic cork

I’ve been experimenting with doing more thorough pre-planning/outlining/storyboarding.  I’ve always written a pretty thorough synopsis and had a clear idea of the overall story, but there came a point in […]


That’s us out there.     The Earth and the moon, as seen from Mars. Image acquired on 10/03/2007, by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.    


King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond […]