I am having a wonderful vacation out here on the Central Coast of California, and seriously considering buying a second home — with the intent of it being our primary/retirement home. The whole process of talking to real estate people, homebuilders, etc., got me to wonder how this process would work in the distant future, […]Read more "Selling Real Estate on a Space Station"
I was perusing the latest Volume of Clarkesworld on line, and noticed they were recruiting citizens, so I decided to sign on. I’m a Burgermeister now; I may have to add that title to my business card. I came across a couple of interesting author’s blogs, too. One author has been tracking his writing progress […]Read more "I am a citizen of Clarkesworld. A Burgermeister in fact."
My current endeavor is a short story called “The Visitor.” It is about the impact of an alien satellite as it enters orbit around the earth. We earthlings send probes to other planets all the time — in fact there are several in orbit around other planets in our solar system right now, and some […]Read more "The Visitor"
I remember how excited I was when I got my first iPod. The whole idea that I could stuff days and days of music (yes, days — I have over 500 CDs) into this little space and then call them up at will to listen…well, it was really sort of magical. It hit me even […]Read more "The Future is Now. Sort of."
As I was driving South down Highway 1, along the coast towards Big Sur (BTW, this is without a doubt one of the most spectacular roads anywhere in America), I came across a lighthouse that sits atop a large rock. The rock is connected to the coast by a flat spit of land, as if […]Read more "Lighthouses in Space?"
I had a great day yesterday visiting with my Sister and her husband and friends in Napa Valley. Tasting some fantastic wines and meeting some incredibly devoted individuals. It is humbling how dedicated they are to the craft of wine making — I can only hope to be so dedicated to writing the best stories […]Read more "Daydreaming for Plot Lines"
I spent yesterday wondering around San Francisco, checking out a number of the diverse neighborhoods in the city. One of my primary objectives was to visit Borderlands Books on Valencia Street in the Mission District. I have been wanting to check out this Science Fiction bookseller for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. The book […]Read more "Borderlands Books"