Apr 132016

So that’s what I’m going to be doing with the old blog. Just not as often as I have in the past. I figure there should be at least one thing about the life and the world that catches my attention that I can rant about each week. Not serious rants mind, those crazy and hopefully funny rants that come to my mind.
Since this is the Internet, I figured I’d start with conflict. Remember, when the Internet was billed as the great thing that will bring people together in an exchange of ideas? Yeah, well. It still does do that occasionally. But what we hear about most of the time is the silly flame wars and hashtag activism.
One of the philosophies I’ve adopted in life is “Never fight a battle you don’t have to win”. On the web, that means don’t engage in debates that are pointless. There’s plenty of people out there who aren’t interested in discussion. They aren’t interested in facts or logic. Portions of your argument will be taken out of context and used against by an virtual lynch mob. So no. It’s just not worth it.
Wow. That is kind of downer. Not exactly the fun filled post that I thought it would be. But this is how keep from smashing my head into my keyboard and let’s me enjoy the other and more important things in life.

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 Posted by at 10:30 am
Mar 142016

I haven’t posted over here in a while. That’s mainly because I still don’t know exactly what to do on this blog. Plus real life have been pretty darned busy.
Let’s see. I’ve dipped my into the RPG Publishing arena. And well that keeps me busy pounding on the keyboard and brainstorming. The hunt for a new day job has succeeded. So I’ve got the preparation for that and a list of house chores that I’ve been neglecting that need to get done before I start punching the clock again.
Of course, there’s also posting on my RPG blog, They Might Be Gazebos. I mention this because I’d like to add a little shout right here. If you have a Kickstarter, take a moment to read something about the blog before send off that email, “Please rant about my cool new thing.” If you won’t take the time to do that then why should I take the time to pitch your stuff.
So with that. I return to chores, projects, and a new day job. Now, I just also have to think what to do with this blog….

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 Posted by at 3:12 pm
Dec 282015

I was thinking about how creativity is a good thing. Even if you aren’t the “best” at whatever you happen to be creating.
IF you love it and are passionate about it then create it. If some one else gets a bit joy, happiness, or entertainment out it then that’s even better. That makes it a good thing.
So there’s my positive holiday message. (Yes, a little late but hey, there’s New Years around the corner.) Do what you love. Enjoy it. Share it. And heck if you can make enough scratch for a pizza all the better.

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Oct 142015

Since I’ve been pounding away at the keyboard at various projects over the last couple of months, I’ve noticed that I have a routine already. And part of its not that good. I’m calling it the “Arc of Creativity”.
It starts with an idea. I realize that it’s a good and cool idea. I get excited. I crank a few thousand words without breaking a sweat.
Then I hit the first hurdle. Filling in all the gaps with what I’ve already written. It’s generally the kind of boring stuff but it still stuff that needs to be there. It’s not fun. But I just have to muscle through it.
Then I hit the first editing hurdle. This is another bout of drudgery. Plow through make the best of it. I feel like I don’t want to see this project again and I’m sick of it.
Then I the last leg. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The project is almost done. That excitement that I had when I started the project returns. It’s a joyous sprint to the end.
The project gets finished. I take a long nap. And start the process all over again.

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 Posted by at 10:19 am
Oct 012015

Well, if you’ve been keeping up with me over the last couple of months via social media, you’d know that I lost my day job back at the end of July. I decided to take a couple months and write and do “stuff”. Well, those couple of months are over. Time to start down a new path for reals. Time to start hustling and bustling.
Over September you might not have seen that much here or on my other places around the web. Had the nose to the grind stone and got a lot nearly done. That means October is going to still be very busy but interesting month. Time to start looking for job or jobs or gigs. Sort of the heck, I’ll do just about anything for money. What that also means lots more bits of random self promotion. Bouncing around and grabbing at whatever opportunity pops up or in my head.
I have to be honest with myself. I did do a bunch of slacking over the last two months. It’s nice to do that. And you should always take a little time to slack. Keeps you from going completely bonkers. Like I said, now is the time to pull out all every little trick that I can think of. Heck, there will probably some failures and screw ups. That’s life.
So hang on, kids. Things are going to get interesting.

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 Posted by at 9:07 am
Sep 142015

There’s been all sorts of rantings about religious freedom in the news. Oh, come on. You know what I’m talking about. So I’ve determined that part of my religious beliefs are that you all owe me $20. It doesn’t matter if you’re not part of my religion. If you don’t pay up then you’re oppressing me and persecuting me for my beliefs.
Good day.

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 Posted by at 9:52 am