01-25-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Set off on the skywalker trail this morning, around 8ish, got about halfway through, when Molly can be heard (Her metal tags jingle) running back to me, quickly.  On her heels are two coyotes.  Out of the corner of my eye I spot one coming down the …

Aren’t we lucky?

When you don’t have enough time to do everything you want to do in life: You have a good reason to cut out the less-important stuff in your life without feeling one bit guilty. Which forces you to think about what actually matters to you and what actually doesn’t. And leads you to make a conscious decision about how …

Our Finest Hour

Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of a real leader—one who was so conspicuously brave and who stood so steadfastly for freedom that he could be said to have saved the entire world. That man is Winston Churchill—and on January 24th, 1965 he died, having lived 90 years, a life which spanned the last …

How to end a scene.

The fundamental unit of fiction is the scene. Every scene is a miniature story. Every scene has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Right now we’re focusing on the end of your scene. You have one overriding goal at the end of each scene. That goal is to get the reader to turn the page and read the …

01-23-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Commodore: The Amiga Years (I loved my Amiga) Took the shorter leg of the Skywalker Trail and it was kind of a let down.  Only ran about 1.5 miles and it was rather unscenic. Got the Media room chairs delivered today, took the dudes almost 2 hours to get them all assembled and situated.  …