I passed a milestone over the weekend when I submitted “Road Rage” to The Pedestal. That submisson puts me over the 50,000 words of short story submissions. that covers 18 stories ranging from 350 words to 6500 words in length.
since I made a blog entry. What has happened? Well, I have a new garage door because some fool was checking his mail at the clusterbox and decided not to use his brake, so his pickup truck rolled into my garage door, and into my van inside. That was several … Continue reading
Last week, the City of Scottsdale, Arizona installed the first freeway photo radar system. We already have them at major intersections to catch both speeders and red light runners.
The flow of traffic on Loop 101 in the north valley, including the Scottsdale stretch, was upwards of 80 MPH. this … Continue reading
Big news. My younger daughter, Reanna, came home from school today with a note that told of her scores on the reading honors test, and she passed! She is now in both reading and math honors.
My older daughter, Audrey, came home with a note a few days ago that … Continue reading
Well, What a Difference a Day Makes did not make it far in the Q4-2005 Writers of the Future contest. I’m actually glad because the story had several problems. I’ve revised it and sent it to Analog.
Last night was the Four Peaks District (Grand Canyon Council BSA) district dinner, … Continue reading
Believe it or not, the computer I bought over Thanksgiving died yesterday. It’s been a horrific run of problem after problem. So, today I decided that I’m tired of fighting it. I bought a computer for the kids to replace the broken one. I bought a laptop for me to … Continue reading
With the Q1, 2006 deadline for the Writers of the Future contest looming, and too many problems with The Adjoa Gambit to fix that quickly, I managed to write and polish The Strange Case of Lionel Turnway, almost 6000 words, in one week. I love when the words come flying … Continue reading
to be warmer than normal here in the valley of the sun. Christmas day is forecasted to be 78 degrees. Not bad.
I learned yesterday that the insurance adjustor hadn’t visited the body shop to evaluate the aditional damage they found, so they haven’t even started working on my truck. … Continue reading
After about 10 consecutive days of scrambling, I finally got to spend an evening at home without going anywhere.
This morning, I took the pickup to the body shop, and I’m driving a tiny Kia Rio until it’s fixed.
In other news, I’m trying on some new looks … Continue reading