Review: Ebony Gate

Ken Bebelle and Julia May Vee have created a blending of history, legend, and language that I’m sure will be recognized as a major work. While the story itself is a rousing sword-and-sorcery adventure, I was greatly impressed with the flow of languages. As someone who speaks Spanish as well as English, I know it … More Review: Ebony Gate

New Computer Part One

My current desktop computer system is about seven years old. In the past couple of years, I’ve swapped hard drives and replaced a failing power supply. A couple of month’s ago, I decided to build a new one and started researching. My desktop is used for writing, web-surfing, video streaming, graphics, and occasionally some audio-video … More New Computer Part One

Intellectual Darwinism

Or why new technology will always have victims The recent announcement of a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Ring and its parent company Amazon, prompted a discussion among family members. The lawsuit claims that Amazon and Ring are blaming owners of the cameras for not creating strong passwords while the plaintiffs claim Ring … More Intellectual Darwinism

Retirement Cottage

I amuse myself from time to time, with drawing house plans. Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m a frustrated architect. Our county has a rule that “accessory homes” aka mother-in-law homes, are limited to 850 square feet. With that restriction, I designed this retirement home. It features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a stacked washer/dryer pair in … More Retirement Cottage

Wealth and Taxes

Aside from a very few individuals that are lucky at games of chance, no one gets rich purely by themselves. Every captain of industry, every Hollywood star, every icon of the sports world, every gifted scientist, and every great author, have earned their fortunes with the assistance of others. I have no problem with folks … More Wealth and Taxes

REVIEW: Dear Miss B

An established poet by the name of Dominic Albanese has written a book called “Dear Miss B”. It’s not a giant tome but rather, a series of brilliant glimpses into the turmoil of the 60s. While I love epic novels in fiction, I prefer more concise biographical pieces and this fits the bill. I’ve read … More REVIEW: Dear Miss B