Don’t laugh at them

In the last few weeks, the state of Oregon gave its citizens an important right: The right to pump their own gas. It’s pretty funny on a number of levels: Funny because that’s a basic right that should have never been taken away in the first place, funny because now many residents in Oregon are …


A reservation system for bars and restaurants that would allow you to see a graphical layout of the establishment. You would see what tables are available at what times and you’d be able to book a specific table for a specific time. You could do it on the web or using a mobile app without …


Here’s a warning. If you don’t listen, if you go around arrogantly making up dialogue for your characters, all of them will sound like you, and that’s one of the ways bad short stories and novels are written. (Also bad journalism, oddly enough. Because certain arrogant journalists make up their own quotes.) -CAROLYN SEE

App Idea

An app, using Google Street View API, that takes in a start & destination, then compile Street view images into a short video – sort of holding your hand for the trip. I know I navigate by landmarks, if I Can see these landmarks slightly ahead of time, I woudl be all good.

01-09-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact Long, contemplative walk this morning, made it past what Sandra and I call “The Will Smith Rocks” (A group of rocks that I met Will Smith, the actor at, it was anti-climactic, but he liked our Dog).  Was able to piece together how …

Think Small

Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it’s because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you’ll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga. -WILLIAM ZINSSER

01-08-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Here Is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World Got good writing done today, 1,700 words committed to electrons, 3 chapters edited (Cutting about 500 words, lets not talk net words, mmmkay?) Excellent hike today, Molly was enthusiastic, and the miles were easy. I rejoined facebook about 4 days …