MeWe Newbie!

MeWe can look sparse when you first create an account and log on. The trick is to join a couple of groups and add some friends. Unlike FaceBook, it doesn’t push a bunch of unwanted stuff on you. They value your time and privacy so you can configure it as you wish. You can also … More MeWe Newbie!

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

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

Bloodwine

Bloodwine Recipe by John Pascual (His version of Star Trek’s Klingon beverage) — INGREDIENTS — Ice cubes 2 dashes tabasco sauce 1 oz. gold tequila 1 oz. spiced rum 1 dash grenadine cranberry juice(to top off) — INSTRUCTIONS — Fill your glass with ice cubes as desired. Add the dashes of tabasco and grenadine. Add … More Bloodwine

Ancient Flood Myths

In a recent Facebook thread, there was a great deal of discussion regarding various theories of prehistoric worldwide flooding. I would highly suggest taking the time to read and consider the evidence and reference links offered on this website. The Younger Dryas Boundary strewnfield (after Wittke et al 2013, and Kennett et.al 2014) “The epoch … More Ancient Flood Myths

How to Synopsis

Like many of us, I hate writing a Synopsis for any of my stories. “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”  –Gene Fowler After a bit of research on more than a dozen websites, I’ve narrowed it down to a … More How to Synopsis

You Have a Story?

Everyone has a story. The difference is whether one wishes to take the time and trouble to share their story. At one point or another, every author is approached with some variation of the following… “I’ve got this great idea for a story that is sure to make millions. How about I tell it, you … More You Have a Story?

Kissing the Hand

The rush, stress, and practicalities of modern life have cost us more than we know. Many of the polite acts of chivalry have been abandoned. I know that a strong, modern woman is fully capable of opening their own restaurant door, but I feel it is my duty as a gentleman to graciously hold it … More Kissing the Hand