This week Friday’s post comes on Saturday. I apologize for being late…but this should help make up for it.
Monday’s post was a depressing and not incredibly well-written rant. Here’s a fun and thought-provoking supercut to make it for it. “Nothing someone says before the word ‘but’ really counts.” Words to live by. Take a look at Nerdwriter’s YouTube channel. Good stuff.
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past 36 hours or so, Donald Trump has won his second primary. This blog is not about politics. It’s supposed to be about my writing. But current events have taken an eerie, and actually quite frightening, parallel trajectory to my most important writing project. When I […]
This is my second story from the flash fiction workshop. Trouble at the Bridge By Eric Goebelbecker “Bowie stole everything he knew from Alice Cooper!” Godwin snickered as he jammed his phone back into his jeans. Another one was approaching. This one had on a flannel lumberjack shirt, horn-rimmed glasses, cuffed jeans, and the […]
I switched to Verizon FIOS a couple of weeks ago. I live in the U.S, so I don’t have access to anything resembling a good Internet provider. This is because a central tenet of our form of capitalism is that utilities must be delivered by poorly run and weakly regulated monopolies. However I do live […]
I missed posting yesterday. Sorry about that. Here’s a video to compensate. It’s worth the 12 minute investment. It’s also an interesting video to come across on my 29th Wedding Anniversary.
In January I attended a workshop on writing and editing flash fiction. The definition of what exactly flash fiction is seems to vary: I tend to think of it as “really short short stories.” I spent most of the workshop feeling like I was in over my head. Missing the first few days didn’t help, […]
In 1977 The Alan Parsons Project released I Robot, an album based on Isaac Asimov’s Robot Series. (Readers of Open Culture will remember that they wrote about this album last week. This is what inspired this post.) By the time the album came out I had read all or most of the robot series. It’s […]
It was a busy week with travel and some exciting developments at IAABC, where I help out with the web site. (That’s an interesting read if you do shelter work.) So all I have to offer is this video and this advice: considering putting you dog in a crate if you are playing hide and […]
It’s about 2 1/2 years since I started my self-imposed exile from dog training. There were a lot of reasons for my dropping out: mild burnout (if that’s possible), facing up to personal and logistical limitations, and discouragement about some of the people in the animal community, which is something I need to learn how […]