On the Digital Page

I mentioned a while ago that some of my writing had been picked up for publication.  Well, one of them is now available.  The piece is ‘A New Conscience’, and can be picked up in Kzine Issue 3 on Amazon. The publication is digital-only, so those of you who rely …

European Pine Sawfly

It isn’t often that I get excited about little critters eating my plants, but when Carol spotted these little guys I thought it was something pretty cool.  They’re some pretty boring looking little grubs individually, but the way they move as a group is pretty cool. It turns out these …

The Thirteen Minute Mile

Running hurts. That’s what I always thought, anyway.  I remember skipping out on running during tennis practice in high school.  I remember hating it when I didn’t.  I remember scoring very poorly on the “run a mile” portion of phys ed. I’ve always hated running. So I’ve signed up for …

Hobbyist

Well, there’s brewing beer.  I pretty much keep up with that, though my skills improve very slowly.  Also, woodworking is a good one.  I only build something like one item a year, but I’m pretty sure that qualifies.  Writing is a pretty solid one.  I continue to produce words, and …

Brewing in the Great Outdoors (almost)

We’ve had some great weather lately.  Really, it’s been nice.  I have almost wanted to spend time outside. Almost. But I don’t. I’ve gotten close, lately, though.  I’ve adapted my beer brewing process to move the first phase outside.  I love a house smelling of hops and grains.  Not everyone …

500 Words

I spent the past several days at Gencon. Apart from some mild psychological scarring on the part of Gabe, I think the boys handled my absence quite well. Like in past years, I enjoyed a good many games.  D&D was the focus and my game of choice, but I managed …

Calvin and Hobbes

Isaac has decided our Halloween costumes already. It started when he picked up his first Calvin and Hobbes book.  He loved it.  This crazy kid has all sorts of crazy stuff happen and then he gets in trouble and stuff? It’s good stuff. He also made the connection that he …