Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Nightmare For Your Halloween

Do you ever have nightmares that are absolutely terrifying while you’re in the midst of them—like wake up almost screaming, slick with sweat—and yet are laughable in the morning?    A few years ago, I had a nightmare that I … Continue reading

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these are a few of my favorite links

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite websites, ones I visit almost every day (if not every day).  I don’t mean sites like cnn.com, si.com, or noaa.gov (though I visit those, too).   I don’t mean immensely popular ones like Facebook … Continue reading

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ah, the joys of home ownership

Last week, we had our garage door replaced: the old one was wooden and VERY heavy, and it didn’t open or close very well: I was the only one at our house who could do it.  The new one is aluminum and … Continue reading

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future historians will note this as my “no-peanut butter” phase

One of the many, many odd things about me is that sometimes, for no reason I know of, I lose my appetite for a particular food.  As in, I don’t want to even look at, much less consume it.  And … Continue reading

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you’ll never see my latest writing project…

…because you wouldn’t find it that interesting.  But it is to me, crucially so.  I’m not writing an autobiography, but I am compiling bulleted lists of significant events, by date, for each year I’ve lived.  Why?  Because as I get older (I’m in charging range of … Continue reading

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faq’s i get about being an author

When people I know find out I’ve written and put out a book (Dragontamer’s Daughters), they usually ask me one or more of the following, which prompts the replies you see below.   Q: Seriously?  (Skeptical) A: Yes, seriously.  I … Continue reading

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i must be suffering from a psychological illness..

…because this past week, I’ve started running at the gym and I’m actually enjoying it.   Inspired by my older daughter (who is very into fitness), my wife Joni and I have started working out regularly.  Joni does aerobics or strength-training three times … Continue reading

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