Nuclear Poetry

Back in the early 60s, I found a poem in a SciFi pulp magazine that I loved. I’ve never been able to find it again. But I still recall it to this day. Now I am Faust and Faust is you And we, the witches who hailed Macbeth We have the lightnings of …

Happy Holidaze!

The last few months have been hectic and, in some ways, depressing. Depressing because the writing challenge I issued back in September garnered zero… that’s right, ZERO responses. I spent the last month or so spinning my wheels and catching up on some TV series. Earlier this week I read …

Time to Write

Rachel Poli is a blogger I’ve been following for some time now. She’s a fine writer and I wanted to thank her for a recent post. In it, she challenged other writers to create a story using a first line she supplied. The line is… “The doorbell rang at one-o’clock in …

Pigma Brush Pen

Every once in a while, I trip over a new tool that I just cannot do without. Such is the case for the Pigma Brush series from Sakura Color Products of Japan. I was sorting through some felt-tip markers in the fine art section of a local A.C. Moore store …

Kubuntu 16.04 vs 14.04

Like most of us, I’ve lost things stored on my computer from time to time. This has made me more than a bit obsessive about backing up stuff I consider critical. I also know that the average life of most electronics is about five years. Few hard disk drives give …

Backup!

Let me take a moment to remind you that anything you have stored in one place is vulnerable. If you don’t backup your work, sooner or later, you will lose it. There are backup options available for Macs, PCs, Linux, and Smartphones. No excuses. Just do it. You’ll thank me …