I’ve been exploring the real world of creating fake worlds – fiction. Like seeking fireflies at night, I dream of writing a book someday. I figure it should be short for starters, to increase my chances of completion (which in itself I’d consider success). But how short should it be? Continue reading Novel, Novella, or Novelette?
Maybe the US government is logging my keystrokes as I type this. Or maybe only Google is since I’m using Docs on a Chromebook to write. Ambient Privacy and Surveillance Capitalism are important topics. But for this review of Ed Snowden’s memoir, I want to focus on only the literary aspects. Continue reading Permanent Record Review
The iPhone is very popular, so a whole slew of people chat with the iMessage app. I often here that it’s one of the biggest reasons for “platform lock-in.” That’s to say, many folks don’t or won’t stop using an iPhone because they’re chained to iMessage. But I don’t get it. Continue reading What’s The Big Deal With Green Texts?
I’ve got a personal problem. But I think others have it too. When you buy an eBook, which eStore should you shop at? Because your eLibrary gets really disjointed if you buy from more than one eTailer. Continue reading Digital Bookstore Conundrum
Every now and then, my dream of writing fiction shimmies back up from the crevices between the couch cushions of my mind. With my recent resurgence in reading fiction (a new genre too), I’ve also started to think of creating my own worlds of escapism. Continue reading A Story Pipe Dream
Third time’s a charm? Maybe. But I think both the author and the protagonist came into their stride with this book, Death by Team Building. The strength of the writing and the confidence of the main character were bright while the setting of the story was cold and cramped. A cozy mystery that was not so cozy. Continue reading Death By Team Building Review
There you are with your smartphone, holding the “future” in your hands. But then the newest smartphone arrives, marketing its superior awesomeness. Now you feel obsolete. You must upgrade! Yet you resist. But the latest phone tugs at your feeble mind and weak will. The struggle is real. But it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading The Cure For Upgraditus
Last Friday, I saw an ENT Specialist in Audiology for my Tinnitus, that persistent and potentially maddening tonal plague inside my head, like a scratch you can’t itch. And something happened that I did not expect. I was prescribed hearing aids to try out. Talk about different! Continue reading Trying Bionic Ears