Happy birthday, mabfan

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to mabfan  this morning, who for those who don’t know him, writes science fiction like a modern-day Isaac Asimov (if slightly less prolific).  Hope you have a great day!

Happy birthday to danmeg

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to danmeg , who is even older than I am today.  I hope you have a great birthday.  Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

Valentine’s day in Albany

I gave Kelly her Valentine’s gift yesterday, since we had a busy day today, and she gave me not one but two cards this morning, which made me realize that I hadn’t gotten her any cards.  Nevertheless, we had a very nice Valentine’s day–our first as a married couple.  I was up at 6 AM to feed the […]

Happy birthday, will_couvillier

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to fellow writer and workshopper will_couvillier !  Hope you have a great birthday! 

Happy Birthday alaneer

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes this morning to fellow writer and work-shopper alaneer !  Hope you have a great birthday!

Isaac Asimov day

January 2nd is Isaac Asimov’s birthday and he would have been 89 years old today.  It’s hard not to remember the fellow who taught me to love science and science fiction, however indirectly.

Happy Birthday ANALOG/ASTOUNDING (and a related dream)

If I am not mistaken, today is ANALOG/ASTOUNDING’s 79th birthday.  For those who don’t know, ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION is the longest continuously running science fiction magazine around.  It started up in 1930 (when my Grandpa was 10 years old!) and is still going strong today.  (In the 1960s, the name was changed to ANALOG).  It is usually considered to […]

A quiet New Year’s Eve

Kelly and I headed over to Sarah’s house at around 8 last night.  There were a total of 6 of us there and it was a nice, quiet evening.  I made my apple, ale and cheddar soup (this time using chopped apple and less cidar) and I thought it came out good.  People seemed to like it. […]

Christmas Day, 2008

We were up early and even Logan was up early in anticipation of opening presents this morning.  As always, it was a lot of fun.   I got Kelly some Christmas movies that she was missing (Elf, and some Charlie Brown Christmas cartoons).  I also got her this little silver elephant whose prehensile trunk can be used […]

Happy Birthday strausmouse, etc.

First, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to strausmouse .  For your birthday, I give you warmer weather than you’ve been having lately. You can thank me later. Etc.: I know, it’s been a few days.  I’ve had intermittent wireless access and limited time.  Nevertheless, I’ve got the backdated posts  mostly written and should get them posted shortly. […]

My holiday newsletter

Dear Friends and Family, I’m sure you get lots of Christmas and holiday newsletters so I’ll keep mine brief: 2008.  There.  All done. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Much Love, Jamie (P.S.: Next year’s newsletter will likely include the obligatory baby photo.  If you just can’t wait, here are pictures of someone else’s baby.)

And the winner is…

My company had the holiday party this evening and Kelly and I arrived there at 5 PM.  I received numerous comments on my clothes.  Kelly made sure that I was sharply dressed.  It was a fun evening, good food and drinks, and good company too.  At around 7 PM they started the raffle (each person attending […]