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Entries from July 20th, 2011

Every 823 years, a moron stops to think before forwarding a chain letter

July 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Every 823 years, a moron stops to think before forwarding a chain letter · Blog

There are a number of reasons I hate chain e-mails, chief among them the sheer stupidity of both the message and the messenger who forwarded it. I maintain a strict delete policy, which I only violate if I feel like ridiculing the sender. This morning at work I received a chain e-mail so asinine I […]

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Each new word brings me closer to my boy

July 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Each new word brings me closer to my boy · Blog

As we were roughhousing on the living room floor Wednesday night, my son kept pointing beyond me and saying, “Moo. Moo.” He’s closing in fast on 20 months and adding new words almost every day. “Moo” was actually his first discernible word, and it came a few months back when he pointed to a small […]

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How to delete an entire novel in two seconds

July 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on How to delete an entire novel in two seconds · Blog, Writing

It’s conventional wisdom that at least one thing will go wrong on your wedding day. The key to the day is how well you ride that out. (And what it is. If the bride doesn’t show, that’s a hard one to overcome.) Our wedding went off smooth. Everyone arrived on time, no one passed out […]

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A view from the slow lane

July 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on A view from the slow lane · Blog, Writing

I ran across a blog last week that claimed the way for authors to increase their ebook sales was to have more books to sell. It cited posts from successful indie/self-pubbed authors Bob Mayer and John Locke, who seem to believe that 3-5 books gets you to that tipping point where your book sales feed […]

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