Monthly Archives: March 2018

Three Days in The Hospital

“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon. I was furiously woking on my newest book proposal when I suffered an attack of acute colitis. The severe abdominal pain landed me in the emergency room … Continue reading

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Slack Time is Over

I’ve been given the chance to redraft a book proposal, with the thought of making the title more marketable. I’ll have to redo the cover letter, make a new table of contents, and rewrite a sample chapter. All of this … Continue reading

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Slack Time

I am in between major writing assignments. Two of my articles are in process, that is, they are getting ready for print, but I have nothing new to occupy my time, save for my regular work from my Vancouver employer. … Continue reading

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A Small But Growing Collection of Radioactive Rocks and Minerals

“You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things. But nobody talks about that.” Donald Trump Well, actually, some very good things … Continue reading

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Quotation Quest: Fairies and Their Dimunition

A quotation which I cannot find now has long stayed with me. As I can best recollect, the saying was that elves and fairies still exist, but they’ve become smaller and smaller as people think about them less and less. … Continue reading

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The Remarkable reMarkable

My first fleshed out scribble with the reMarkable drawing tablet. (external link) This is a 1,488 wide by 1,455 high pixel size image at 300 dpi. Images are exported as .png or .pdf files. I transferred this image by e-mail … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Melancholy, Wistfulness, and Unrequited Love

I’m overtaken with melancholy every time I pass a magazine rack. I think of all the magazines I’ve queried with no success or even acknowledgment. It reminds me very much of being turned down for a date or a job. … Continue reading

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