publication elation…

I’m still in state of shock, though thankfully it’s diminishing over time or else I wouldn’t be able to function at work. The short story I submitted to eFiction Magazine was accepted and will be a part of the April 2012 issue! It’s awesome enough that my story will be featured in this magazine, but even more awesome is the …

what are you up to, I…

In case of confusion, the ‘I’ in the title is supposed to be a Roman numeral. I thought it would be fun to start a series of posts discussing what I’ve been up to and what my readers have been up to. Your participation is appreciated! I’ll go first: Music – I’ve been working intermittently on composing a score for …

cause i'm leavin' on a jet plane…

February 25th is when I’ll be back again. I’m heading out to New York for the opening of the new office that I set up last month. At the advice of my wife (my newest blog reader by the way), this time I’m equipped with a better jacket and I’m not forgetting my beanie! I’m really looking forward to the …

come again, or the fine art of re-reading…

How to Read a Book, by Mortimer J. Adler, is one of my favorite books. At first glance, the title probably makes you snicker. But within its pages lie thoughtful strategies on book analysis and reading comprehension. One of the key principles that all of the others feed off is the act of re-reading. I’m curious as to how many …

engrossed brains often overlook key signals…

I may work in IT, but I am definitely a Luddite when it comes to books. They do a number on my senses – I love the feel of turning pages, the smell of the paper and the visuals of the covers. I appreciate that fact that I don’t have to worry about the batteries giving up the ghost and …