Hallowe’en Treat – Authors Reading Ghost Stories

I and several other authors were asked to contribute to a video ghost anthology. First, whoa! I love that kind of validation. Someone wants me to contribute my work to something? I repeat, whoa! And what a crew! From The Shadow’s Project Limited: They want you to be terrified on this cold autumn night because … Continue reading “Hallowe’en Treat – Authors Reading Ghost Stories”

Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Sept 2020’s Great Opening Lines)

I wrote in Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Part 3 – Some Great Opening Lines) that I’d share more great opening lines as I found them. This month’s great opening lines deal with youth and how we as adults reconcile our youths. “My room is cold.” – S.M. Stevens’ Horseshoes and Hand Grenades So … Continue reading “Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Sept 2020’s Great Opening Lines)”

Usability Studies 101: Knowledgeable Interface (Re)Design

[I’m resurrecting this post – originally on iMedia from (drumroll, please) 2005 – for Terry Melia who had trouble setting up his Galaxy phone…]   I attended a presentation a while back and witnessed something fascinating. There were five people speaking and the MC asked for their PPTs so he could load them onto the … Continue reading “Usability Studies 101: Knowledgeable Interface (Re)Design”

Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Mar 2020’s Great Opening Lines)

I wrote in Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Part 3 – Some Great Opening Lines) that I’d share more great opening lines as I found them. “Arterial blood has sprayed onto the walls; the tannoy is breaking into a staccato and the student nurse, Linda, recalls a childhood wish for invisibility” – Terry Melia’s … Continue reading “Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Mar 2020’s Great Opening Lines)”

Enjoying Scotch and Cigars with @FireRenaissance, @FromGreenhills, and @GGGenge

It is warm today. Bright sunshine. Buds on the maples and elms. Crocus are pushing their little yellow and purple noses up through garden soils. Chickadees and grackles, bluejays and cardinals flock to our birdfeeders. Squirrels and chipmunks race along the ground for falling seed and suet. Beetles chirp on the trees. A golden butterfly … Continue reading “Enjoying Scotch and Cigars with @FireRenaissance, @FromGreenhills, and @GGGenge