Point #1: If EMTs rescue you from a fire, the first thing they do is treat you for smoke inhalation. If you toke a cigarette and exhale, there is a small cloud of smoke. If you take a similar toke on a vape device, the cloud is considerably larger and denser. Point #2: There are … More Opinion: Vaping is Bad!
Finally! After many months of hard work by a dedicated team of authors and editors, Unlocked Stories is available in both print and ebook formats. You find a phone on a diner counter, or left on a city bus, or abandoned in a gutter. What would you do? Try to find the owner? Sell it … More Unlocked Stories
My friend Geren W Mortensen Jr posted this on FaceBook and just for the record, I agree. Yes it is long. Read it if you like. This is NOT POSTED FOR DEBATE — it happens to mostly reflect my opinion, and is slightly edited from the original. You do not have to agree with it, … More My Current Opinion
This is the description from the website: https://kitscenarist.ru/en/index.html “KIT Scenarist is a program for creating screenplays which oriented at international standards in the field of film production. The program is a full-featured studio for creating stories from the birth of the idea and before the transfer of the script to production.” Screenwriting has been an … More Review: KIT Scenarist
Here in the United States, we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving. With that in mind, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on things I’m thankful for this holiday season. I’m relatively healthy and surrounded by a loving family. I just returned from a ten day vacation where I met a cousin that … More Happy Holidaze!
On Friday, November 2nd, between 5pm and 7pm, I’ll be at Poetic Justice Books and Arts in Port St Lucie. I’m going to be reading excerpts from Multiplarity, my latest science fiction novel and autographing just-off-the-press first editions. If you’re curious about the art and craft of independent publishing, creative writing, or computer graphics, come … More Author Special Event!
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: Carli’s Last Gift Carli was gone. Twenty four years old, degree in hand, beautiful, and ready … More Depot Phantom
Let’s get some things straight here. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their pure forms are evil, for different reasons. A limited form of Capitalism is needed to give incentive for people to work and plan for the future. A limited form of Socialism is needed to provide public services such as highways, social safety nets, … More Political Memes [rant]
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