Saturday, December 11, 2010

On Writing and Promotion

For those who have found me from my blogger profile, welcome.

Most people know me from The Trader's Diary or from Podiobooks.

Some are finding me because of the voice work I've done for Star Ship Sofa or for various authors out there like Abbie Hilton, J. Daniel Sawyer, or P.G. Holyfield.

How ever you found me, it's great that you're here and I hope to spend some more time blogging about the writer's life in general.

Visit my portfolio site for more information about what I'm doing and the various activities I work on.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


You Are An ENTP

The Visionary

You are charming, outgoing, friendly. You make a good first impression.

You possess good negotiating skills and can convince anyone of anything.

Happy to be the center of attention, you love to tell stories and show off.

You're very clever, but not disciplined enough to do well in structured environments.

You would make a great entrpreneur, marketing executive, or actor.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

If I Want to LEARN

... The place I avoid is SCHOOL.


Because SCHOOL is about credentials. It's not about LEARNING.

If I want to learn, I ask a friend, I read a book, I visit the web, I go to the library, I ask questions of people who might know something. I try stuff out. I fail a few times. Ok, I fail a lot of times. Eventually I figure it out and move on. I've learned something.

If I go to SCHOOL I have to apply. I have to be approved. I have to get permission. I have to wait until the course is offered again. I have to be graded. I have to play the transcript game. I get a credential. I may not have learned a damn thing, but I've gotten the credential. By the time I get to even begin with SCHOOL, whatever I wanted to learn is moot.

WTF is wrong with this picture???

How do we fix it?

[Note: I posted this over on the School 2.0 group in Ning. Got no traction there. Maybe it'll get a little more interest outside of the walls.]

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Book Trailer

Proof that I probably have too much time on my hands.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Quarter Share

Well, it's a modest beginning, but it's a start.

I've always wanted to write a science fiction novel.

The audio version for was a lot of fun and the search begins for a paper publisher. I'm not too optimistic but nothing ventured nothing gained.

The title has it's own website at

[note: corrected link rot: 12/11/10]

Sunday, November 05, 2006

'F I were King of the Forest ...

Ten Things I'd Do if I were king of the forest ...

1. Repeal the USA PATRIOT Act and all it's follow-on legislation. Including the latest suspensions of habeus corpus and the military tribunals.

2. Repeal NCLB. We need to do *something* about Education in this country but it needs to be centered on Learning, not Accountability.

3. Along those lines, we need to re-tool the Economy to the Information Age, not the Industrial Age. We are never going to get those factory lines back and that's a good thing. We need to replace/upgrade that whole thing.

4. Restore Copyright to Life +25 years for individually held works and maximum 25 years for corporate owned material. A century is too long and it's not fair to the coming generations.

5. Healthcare has to be overhauled. If that makes us Socialist, fine. We can't have poor people dying because they can't afford antibiotics. It's ridiculous.

6. Bring the troops home and apologize to the rest of the world for the madness.

7. Repeal the bill that authorized the Iron Curtain South. That's billions of dollars we don't need to pay to KBR that we might be able to use to actually support the INS with personnel and equipment.

8. Cut the military budget by 10% and put the money into Pell Grants. It's insane that fewer than 25% of Americans over 25 have a college degree. I don't care what they get degrees in. We need 'em all if we're going to out-create the rest of the world.

9. Network is infrastructure ... If you want to provide network, you don't get to say who can use the pipes. Charge for the load if you want, but the price has to be the same for everybody not just the people you like.

10. Alternative energy production. Why are there no diesel hybrids? Why does public transportation suck? Where's the bio-diesel? What happened to ethanol? Why do we allow 15mpg passenger vehicles on the road? Somebody has to have some answers here and I know it's neither the automakers nor the oil industry. It's time we dealt with this.

Your turn.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Scarlet Letter 2006

It has to stop.
It has to stop now.
Feel free to spread the Scarlet Letter.