Depot Phantom

I attended another Howl at the Moon open mic this week and shared a couple of tales. The first one was the result of a challenge to write a flash fiction piece with a train station. Here it is: Carliā€™s Last Gift Carli was gone. Twenty four years old, degree in hand, beautiful, and ready … More Depot Phantom

Simple Photo Editing

The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an excellent piece of Free and Open Source software, but like most powerful programs, it is complex and can be confusing for the newbie. There are a few features however, that are very useful for the photographer. I’ll describe them here. Export vs Save It is important to … More Simple Photo Editing

At Home: A Review

While my favorite reading is Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, or Steampunk, I try to read non-fiction books several times a year. Most of the time these are either historical or scientific works. These serve not only as part of my ongoing education but also to cleanse the mental palette. Currently, I’m enjoying a wonderful bit … More At Home: A Review

3D Printers

The Supreme Court of the US has just determined that 3D CAD files of weapons are protected under first amendment “freedom of speech”. Anyone with what is today, a very expensive 3D printer, will be able to print components for their own firearms. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Within the next five … More 3D Printers

Stepping Stones

The Goal is Survival of the Species The number one reason for any sort of space industry and associated colonies is to get all of our eggs out of the single basket that is the Earth. Sooner or later, something is going to try and wipe out humanity. I only hope we are prepared when … More Stepping Stones

Selenaphiles

The following is a few chapters from a fictional account of the start of a lunar colony taken from the middle of my space opera, Multiplarity. The omniphage mentioned below is a drug that can repair any damage to a body including the genetic breakdown from old age. It is a true fountain-of-youth treatment with … More Selenaphiles