NOVEMBER 4, 2014 2:56PM

None of the Above



I’m done for now. This moment has been in the making for decades.

My political self-awareness began before my 10th birthday. I remember watching Jimmy Carter with my dad. I sensed how important the kindly, southern-drawled man was, but didn’t fully understand the implicat… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 11:15PM

Days of Making


In this post I’ll attempt to answer the question What do writers do when they’re not writing? Of course the question itself is simply a distraction from the grim reality that one is not writing. Hmmm…

Anyway, in my break I’ve returned to programming and usin

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Compared to today's computer technology, electronic devices of the late 80's to mid 90's tech revolution resemble products from the Flintstone era. Cell phones alone give that impression. And the desire for more power in devices smaller than laptops is fueling a growing market. Increases in microproc… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2011 2:02PM

Time for a Change

This is a short post to announce a few changes in my blogging and writing. (No, I'm not flouncing!) Although I've blogged and written for years, I've recently begun to focus almost exclusively on my fiction. Writing for a commercial audience and publishing are new to me. Consequently, I'm steeping… Read full post »

Having to say goodbye to people you're just getting to know is painful. The already steamy days of spring promise a torturous summer in the south. Bidding farewell to friends will make it even longer.

First is a South African couple I met through shared friends. In… Read full post »

When I think of today's pop culture, it's often with disgust. Now that I'm older and wiser, I can't pretend I don't believe we're on the eve of destruction. There was a time when I embraced the current culture. But even then, it wasn't always my culture that I embraced./… Read full post »

MAY 12, 2011 12:06AM

What Gadget Culture Is Not


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Off with her head!

Unlike Alice's evil queen, I rarely make impulsive decisions. Even then they are often prefaced by several inciting incidents. A few days ago I made such a decision.

Gizmodo is a familiar name for some of my/… Read full post »

MAY 2, 2011 8:20PM

Thank You

APRIL 30, 2011 12:12PM

Royal Flower Girl Trumps The Don


We know how you feel sweetie!

APRIL 26, 2011 11:19AM

Blogging 3.0: Are We There Yet?

Remember when blogging started? Not the actual date so much as the feelings reading a typical blog invoked. Blogging 1.0 was all about the personal made public. It was a way to share what you were doing or thinking before Twitter and Facebook... before sharing that information was accepted or/… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2011 1:45AM


I neither endorse nor deny the message here. I just found it interesting to see on a sidewalk in downtown Raleigh, NC.  Read full post »
FEBRUARY 21, 2011 12:40AM

The Bleeding Middle Class...

NOVEMBER 12, 2010 11:54AM

It's Your Community; You Decide

Ask 10 people to define "community" and you'll probably get 10 different answers, or none at all. We may all agree on a broad definition--a group of people who share a commonality, for instance, location, a disease, religious or political beliefs. But try to nail the fine details and even/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 11:12AM

9/11: Let Us Move On; Let The Dead Sleep


To the living, the dead are asleep. The Bible makes that clear. There is but one voice they will hear; it is not ours. They don't know we still weep. Their nerves don't grate at the shrill bagpipes played in their honor. The tolling bell does not disturb their slumber./… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2010 7:52PM

Life's Falls

Yesterday had that look. It was the first hint that I had seen all summer. Well past the Summer Solstice, the sun’s golden rays had taken on the slant that says fall is coming. It’s definitely not here yet, although the past few days have been a… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2010 4:17PM

Thoughts On A Bicycle


It's a beautiful summer day, except it doesn't feel like summer downeast NC. A heavenly cold front has spanked the ghastly century mark temperatures. That and overcast skies are holding the mercury down to about 80° today. It's a great day for a ride and the shiny two-wheeled contraption… Read full post »

Outpost 9 game

Six weeks, nearly 450 lines of code (paltry), too little sleep and too many Starbucks triple tall Americanos later, I’ve delivered my first game coded in Adobe Director’s Lingo. It may have only been a dream, but this concludes the required three Interactive Authoring classes/… Read full post »

JUNE 28, 2010 9:16PM

Finally, A Shot Of Reason

Here's a repost in honor of today's continued, sensible interpretation of Second Amendment rights.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear
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JANUARY 20, 2010 1:19PM

Caprica Looks A Lot Like Earth

Ahead of the much anticipated debut of Battlestar Galactica's offshoot, Caprica, SyFy has created an immersive web experience to heighten the buzz. Cleverly presented as a newspaper styled blog, The Caprican delivers all the news worth printing from the 12 colonies. Of course, it's all done… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2010 2:11PM

Here's The Beef


A hearty beef stew alternative for turkey-jaded palates
(*originally posted during Thanksgiving on my other blog)

prepare first and set aside

5 or 6 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbs fresh ginger, minced
8 oz sliced mushrooms
64 oz beef stock, (unsalted or low sodium)
1 generous cup of Marsala

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JANUARY 14, 2010 5:31PM

Speechless Over Unseen Dr. King Photos

The beginning of the year always means one thing to me: Prepare for the onslaught of Black History Month and the Martin Luther King holiday. I don't mean to make it sound like an onerous duty, but comparisons between these two events and the commercialization of Christmas are valid. Nonetheless,… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2010 8:23AM

More Cylon Tyranny

Woefully behind the times, I just watched the SyFy premiere of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. I loved it, even though the objective viewer in me had to admit the movie was little more than a hand-stitched quilt of memories created to keep fans invested in the BSG franchise. I still/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2009 10:19AM

Waiting To Be A Person

I've been thinking about the "culture of life" this week. No, I'm not heeding Pope Benedict's enticing (Ha!) call to convert to Catholicism. But the Fort Hood tragedy hilights a difference in how many of us view life, a difference/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 4:05AM

Love, Actually

Answering BarkingLot4's call for the best worst love song. Who can name one? Break out your skin tights and platforms and enjoy the schlockfest. Who knew we'd look back and say life was simpler then?

AUGUST 24, 2009 11:14PM

Damn That's A Big Shark!


SyFy premieres MegaShark vs. Giant Octopus this Saturday. I'm pulling for  the octopus! Read full post »