Teaching The Next Generation


Today I started to teach my boys how to play Battletech.

It was a proud parent sort of day.


The Reason I will Get Out of Bed This Summer

BattleMechs on the cover of Patriots and Tyran...
BattleMechs on the cover of Patriots and Tyrants by Loren L. Coleman. Art by Fred Gambino. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, I know it has been a while since I’ve posted anything but writing or a writing update, but this morning I woke up to find an alert on my phone. Was it an emergency? No. Did war break out? No. More terrorists? No.  All of these things would have been enough to warrant an alert, but this was something good and it has helped me start off my day on the right foot. Continue reading “The Reason I will Get Out of Bed This Summer”

Another Monday Has Come

Full set of matching dice used in role-playing...
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I’m not going to talk about the Arizona Cardinals today.  Not going to do it. Nope. Too damn pissed to go into why they lost against the abismal Vikings or how I couldn’t even listen to the fourth quarter after a while. Gah.

On to other things, there is soccer (or football for you European types). Continue reading “Another Monday Has Come”

Lesson Learned

For the last month or so I have been editing and re-writing a story I had written last month. I wrote it with the intention of submitting it for publication.  Tonight I finished my last re-write. I went to the publication’s website to review the submission requirements once more. It turns out it was a very good thing I did. Continue reading “Lesson Learned”

Fan Fiction?

Several Dungeons & Dragons miniature figures. ...
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As a self declaring geek I openly admit a love for many a “geeky” thing. I am really more of a Star Wars than Star Trek sort of guy, but I don’t limit myself to either.  I enjoy comic books of the super hero and the dramatic varieties though I lean towards the super heroes.  I used to play Dungeons and Dragons (I would still be playing but my move to North Carolina and my rather tricky schedule have made a return rather difficult) and Battletech (same as with D&D, but I do occasionally play a little online through megamek).  I like Firefly, Battlestar Gallactica, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Stargate, Dr Who and any number of other television shows and movies.

So why am I sharing this?  Continue reading “Fan Fiction?”