Saturday, February 26, 2005


Finally feeling better. Hope to write a scene from the Kat story tomorrow. Today will be cleaning Alice's house while she is recovering from hip replacement.

The winter blahs have taken hold. Going hand-to-hand with them, and soon hope to win. Gotta tell you work is not helping, as I had to bring some home to do again.

Starting to get interested in language topics again. Mänti, aka Manti with an umlaugh, is a tree structured relationship oriented language invented by the Tammet savant in England. Very interesting to me, and we'll see what comes of his presentation of it in Europe.

Finished The Secret Life of Lobsters. That was one of the best bio books I have read. At the end it even gives a recipe on how to best boil a lobster. Gotta recommend it to John.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Sick, Sick, Sick

Been offline almost 2 weeks now. Caught the flu and was sicker than I've been in a decade. Still haven't felt like writing, or posting, or much else in the creative area. The whole family got sick for our birthdays, like clockwork. Where is spring?

Saturday, February 05, 2005


Here is a shot of Wanda:

And here's me with Katie:

Buffett or Not

Probably won't attend the buffett concert at Gillette stadium this year. The tailgate would be awesome, but last year's concert at Fenway was sucky. Too big of a target so too much security. Since it's July 4 anyway, we'll be doing our best to be unfit for duty over the long weekend. And let's hope this year cousin Tim doesn't pull his disappearing act under the water which panicked everyone.

Going to go over all the writing notes I've made in the past few weeks and try to get started on a scene for Kat and a plotting for the kid's book.

Talked to JR today and he definitely got me enthused again on this writing life.

Found a post on boingboing to a wired article by someone who looks like might be an old classmate. Shot him an email to find out. I love his writing; the articles are on interesting subjects.

Old classmate Janet was in the building early this week at work. She's gonna try to shoot me an email next time so we can go out after work. Don't see enough of her.

Big bike doings tomorrow at the museum, so might want to attend for a little while. Wanda has had lots of action lately ;), so maybe the economy is picking up.

Forgot to post that Princeton was fun and rewarding. Great to get a chance to influence alpha software. And work has been much better with the mentoring of my new boss. We'll see where that goes.

UMM Binnacle wrote me a great email thanking me for my ultra-short entry. This format may hold promise for me, as I seem to be able to do a lot in a short space. Reminds me of being able to code something meaningful in 10 lines of C or assembly language, but that's just the geek in me :)

Here is a a great use of an iPod or 2.

Link to using them as stereo viewers:

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Groundhog Day.

Nancy told me about CAPA-U today. Going to sign up, as it sounds like a great one-day writing conference with some great speakers. Also, some 15 or so agents will be there too. Pretty good place to get my feet wet.

Been busy last few days with work, so little writing. Entire family is born this month, so the birtdays are hectic.

Need to put some ideas together this weekend and finish a scene for the Kat piece. Enjoying a salty piece of land, and thought perhaps a tropical obit might be a nice practice piece.