Busy, Busy, Busy

orry for the lack of posts since Tuesday. Things have gotten very busy for me and when that happens, one of the first things to fall by the way side is my blog writing, as much as I enjoy it. I am working my way through this busy period, and hope to resume normal posting […]

No Conventions in 2016

arious scheduling conflicts this year will make it impossible for me to attend any science fiction conventions. This is disappointing because I was so looking forward to the World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City this summer. It is also disappointing because it means, for the second year in a row, I will be unable […]

Kind Words

his happened on Twitter a few days ago: Brilliant: Searching in Evernote, Part 1 of 4: “Who”? by @jamietr https://t.co/aTez1Aqnf9 pic.twitter.com/BCmsW1B10u — Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt) February 10, 2016 I was delighted by this, and so I thanked Michael, which led to this: @jamietr Love your work, Jamie. Thanks for all you do. — Michael Hyatt […]

Snowed In!

o posts yesterday or today (except this one) because we are snowed in. Kelly has been sick, and I’ve been busy with the kids, and shoveling snow. Schools here are closed through at least Tuesday and the Federal government is closed tomorrow, so there may be another day or two of absences here on the […]

I’m Taking the Day Off Today

am taking today off. It was about 11 degrees out when I headed to the grocery store earlier this morning. So here is a photo of a contemplative Little Man from a few weeks ago in Florida, when it was about 80 degrees warmer than it is today. Back tomorrow with a brand new Going […]

Christmas Morning!

am taking the day off the blog today to celebrate Christmas with the family. Here are some pictures from my walk this morning before all of the present unwrapping chaos started this morning. And for those wondering, Kelly did get me a watch for Christmas. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Answering the Telephone

omehow, I have managed to accumulate four phone numbers. There is the land-line at home; my personal mobile number; my work mobile number; and my Google Voice number that I use in freelancing work. I try to consolidate things. My personal mobile number forwards automatically to my work mobile number, since I don’t want to […]

Psst! Wanna Buy a Watch?

haven’t worn a wristwatch in over a decade, but I am thinking about buying one. Although I’ve been considering the purchase for a while, I was galvanized into action on Monday while attending the Little Man’s swimming lesson1. One of the kids in the Little Man’s class is a little hellion. The instructor does her […]

Three Things I’m Enjoying

have been enjoying 3 things over the last few days, and each one takes a different form of media. 1. Re-reading The Waste Lands by Stephen King. I have been re-reading King’s Dark Tower books. The first time around I listening to them on audiobook. This time, I am reading the trade paper editions (and making lots […]

I Forgot to Go to My Classes!

or the first time in more than 15 years, I had a dream last night in which I had gone back to school–the University of California, Riverside, where I got my undergraduate degree–and I forgot to go to my classes. I was wandering around a campus that was very different than the one I remembered. […]

A Walk in the Woods

or the last couple of Sundays, we’ve taken the kids for short hikes in the woods. Last Sunday we took them to Scott’s Run, along the Potomac. Yesterday, we went to a favorite place of ours, Burke Lake. Kelly and I have walked around the lake several times over the years. It’s a 4.5 mile […]

Playing Shroud of the Avatar and Thoughts on MMORPGs

ne of the things I’ve been doing while I take a break from writing is playing early releases of Shroud of the Avatar. For those who don’t know, SotA is a crowdfunded MMORPG run by Richard Garriott (a.k.a Lord British) and Starr Long. It is a direct descendant of the Ultima games of my teens. I […]