Road Trip 2015

School vacation week was this week. This year we decided to take a trip back down to the Maryland/Virginia area to visit family. We hadn’t been there in four years. It gave us the chance to catch up with family and a few old friends.  We started in Frederick, got the chance to both chillContinue reading “Road Trip 2015”

NaNoWriMo 2014 Update

We’re twelve days into NaNoWriMo 2014. How are you doing? Have you cracked under the pressure? Are the words flowing out of you like silver streams of pure literature destined to alter the landscape of fiction as we know it? Are you plowing through your novel, letting the stream of consciousness spill from your mindContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 Update”

NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2

I promise not post progress every single day. I think will tend to make people bonkers. But here we are at the end of day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m just curious: how’s it going? For myself, I’m justĀ overĀ 6000 words. It’s a nice start, especially since I know that once the work week hits, lifeContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2”

Biting The Platform That Hosts Me

I don’t really need to find things to gripe about. There’s plenty out there. There are plenty of people already out there griping. There are more talented writers who are doubtlessly more famous than myself who are griping professionally. You could probably go and find one of them and have a more satisfying read. Plus,Continue reading “Biting The Platform That Hosts Me”

The Maffetone Method – A Comprehensive 6 Month Review Of My Training

With the end of March, I finished my first six months of using the Maffetone Method as a training program for running. For those of you unfamiliar with the Maffetone Method, you can find more information on Phil Maffetone’s website. What led me to begin the Maffetone Method? It was two distinct things, really. IContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – A Comprehensive 6 Month Review Of My Training”

Excel Geeking: My Picks For Getting Started With Programming Excel

I’ve fielded this question a couple of times, so I thought I’d give to formal list here. These are the books I’ve used (and continue to) to get started with VBA/Excel programming (among other things). I also list the sites I visit regularly when I feel like expanding my Excel/VBA knowledge. BOOKS Excel 2010 PowerContinue reading “Excel Geeking: My Picks For Getting Started With Programming Excel”

Pictures? We Don’t Need No Stinkin Pictures!

I’ve seen a couple of articles recently about the next generation’a digital presence. Some are best practices, some are just downright alarmist. Take this article from Slate, which feels like it’s verging on paranoid. “Facial recognition”, “corporate data mining”, these things are described in an almost Orwellian manner. Maybe I’m being naive about Facebook andContinue reading “Pictures? We Don’t Need No Stinkin Pictures!”

My Types of Writing

I’ve been on a writing jag recently. Moreso than I can ever remember. I’m writing everyday, writing all different types of stuff. I’m writing fiction, I’m writing blog entries, I’m journaling. I’m becoming nearly obessive about it. If I don’t get something down on paper (actual paper or virtual paper), I feel like I’ve lostContinue reading “My Types of Writing”