Maybe Elon has a point…

While I'm a big admirer of Elon Musk and all he's been able to accomplish, I've always been a bit skeptical about his alarmist rhetoric regarding Artificial Intelligence's threat to humanity, seeing it more as a means for him to groom future volunteers for a one-way ticket to a Mars colony. Not a bad strategy, … Continue reading Maybe Elon has a point…

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“The Way” of Technology

Well, my bold Westworld binge-watching bonanza proclamation turned out to be nothing more than a bunch of ballyhooed BS... I only got through the fourth episode before running out of time. Consequently, I can't provide anything much in the way of a review. But I can provide a bit of feedback that might mean something … Continue reading “The Way” of Technology

So, it looks like “The Industry” is finally beginning to figure out this Snapchat thing…

I began a quest a while back to understand how Indie Authors such as myself can leverage the seemingly incomprehensible (at least to an old dud like me) yet immensely popular messaging app called Snapchat. To be honest, I gave up any hope of me ever using the app as part of my publishing platform … Continue reading So, it looks like “The Industry” is finally beginning to figure out this Snapchat thing…

The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailore

The Murky Link Between the Russian Cyber Threat and My Novel

This is a link to the live recent Senate Intelligence hearing regarding "Russian Hacking and Cybersecurity." This is a murky link. This is a link to The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailor, my book about the harsh realities of life in the navy during the Don't Ask Don't Tell era. What is the relevance … Continue reading The Murky Link Between the Russian Cyber Threat and My Novel

Silence is Consent

Because I proudly worked in the Intelligence Community for nearly thirty years before catching a nasty cold called leukemia, out of a sense of duty and obligation I rarely discuss publicly matters that involve it. However, because of my complete and utter disdain for Trump's ascendency to the presidency...

Off Kilter

If you use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer browsers, this site probably looks a bit off kilter to you. WordPress "Happiness Engineers" are working on fixing the problem (and have been for a week now). All other browser users should see things as they are meant to be (at least re: the layout of my … Continue reading Off Kilter

So, about this Snapchat thing… Yeah, it really is a thing it seems

A while back I wrote a brief post asking if anyone was using Snapchat as part of their marketing platform. I got a few responses... I checked the app out... I didn't get it at all... And then I forgot about it. Well, it appears the app is making it harder and harder for us … Continue reading So, about this Snapchat thing… Yeah, it really is a thing it seems

So here’s my conundrum… update #1

Never could it have been anywhere even close to being within the realm of my boundless imagination prior to the commencement of the Republican Party's primary season, which has come to be known affectionately as REPUBLICAN HATEFEST 2016 ~ Making America Great Again Through It's Bigotry & Violence, that I would ever entertain the thought … Continue reading So here’s my conundrum… update #1

So, about this Snapchat #socialmedia thing…

I wonder... Are any Indie Authors using it to promote their work? And if they are, are they finding it worthy of the time and brain cells it took them to learn yet another social media thing for which to suck them away from their writing (not that I need it for an excuse to … Continue reading So, about this Snapchat #socialmedia thing…

Guess who has a new App…

If your guess was yours truly then you are a very gooood guesser. That's right, I am now in the latest, most hip virtual space - the software application market - and you can carry me around with you in your purse, in your pocket, or in your... - nevermind, I don't even want to … Continue reading Guess who has a new App…

If You Could Read My Mind – Coming Soon To a Microchip Near You(r Brain)

This is a really cool and rather creepy news story about our technological ability to read minds by NPR:   To listen, click here.   This is a really beautiful and rather sad song about love lost by Gordon Lightfoot:   #rememberwhenturquoiseqwascool #yescanadiansweallknowgordonisfromcanada    

Props to #TEAMNASA

How cool is it that this little guy, after buzzing through space for nearly ten years, was able to do a fly-by of Pluto and open that apparently still-living planet (is it or isn't it a planet) to us like it's never been before; and is now, as I type, over 3,000,000,000 - as in … Continue reading Props to #TEAMNASA

My Morning Typical

So, instead of using the time to write like I always wish I had upon realizing that the morning has passed, I usually spend my mornings reading stuff off the web. I start with the news but end up flitting around the data pond like a water bug. A highly caffeinated water bug. So, yeah, … Continue reading My Morning Typical

My most favoritest new reading app…

After you download and read all of my books and stories and write raving reviews of them at any bookstore you can find all throughout the internet land, I highly recommend you download the Overdrive app. It's a great way to read ebooks and, what I like best about it, listen to audiobooks for free, … Continue reading My most favoritest new reading app…

Caption This! no.2

  So I was getting ready to post this bleak photo with a haiku about how in order to be found we must first be lost or something lame like that...but then it dawned on me (I've always liked that saying...the visual of a thought of mine rising in my brain like the morning sun)... … Continue reading Caption This! no.2

English is for Everyone

Within that old stash, I also found many of my old English lessons, and old worksheets, and old handouts. They all bring back fond and funny and fortunate memories. I miss all my -- I hesitate to call them students because it seemed as if I ended up learning more from them than they did from me, so I'll simply say, I miss all my friends from that period of my life.