Category Archives: Writing

Time Travel is “In”

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In the Spring of 2013, I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness. As is the case with motion picture marketing now, there were nine (9) previews before the movie started. I happen to like previews, so seeing that green screen come up telling you that your movie isn’t starting just quite yet isn’t a problem (though in general I… Read more »

Google Street View and Novel Settings

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I often mindlessly search Google Street View during conference calls – not the ones where I have to weigh into the conversation, but the ones where I just have to listen in to a presentation. while I hear the presentation. My staff knows this little hobby of mine and usually asks me where I’m going that day. It’s like taking… Read more »

New Short Story – “Black 17”

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Posted my short story “Black 17” today. Hope you’ll take a minute (it’s a really quick read!) to check it out. I like going back to this story because it was my first foray into time travel. My question at the time was, “What if you went back in time to fix something and only ended up screwing it up… Read more »

My “Idea Museum”

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A couple weeks ago, I was in my basement looking for a book – my Philip K. Dick short story collection – because I wanted to read his piece, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” on which the movie Total Recall was based. We moved into our house about three years ago, so I was looking for a specific… Read more »

NOT Surrounding Yourself with “Yes-Men”

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I played high school football. At 165 pounds, I am certain I was the lightest right guard in Buffalo Public Schools football history, but I fared pretty well. My coach was a notorious tough guy – I don’t think I ever saw him smile. He used to give us half-a-cup of watered down Gatorade at halftime and that was it…. Read more »

November is National Novel Writing Month

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What’s good about leftover giant bowls of candy laying around the house is that endless amounts of sugar can provide short bursts of energy – a necessity since November is¬†National Novel Writing Month, or, as it’s known on Twitter,¬†#NaNoWriMo. As it’s billed on the official web site, “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon.” Personally, I’ll be taking a different… Read more »