Category Archives: Writing

(Probably) My Last Blog Entry

It’s been a good run–well over 200 posts–but I think it’s time to hang up my spurs as a blogger. The truth is, as I age I’m less interested in writing blog posts and fewer people are interested in reading … Continue reading

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A New Home for Silver Bullets

January 1, 2015. I moved my blog, Silver Bullets, to my main website to help consolidate my sites. The consolidation was inspired by my changes to Northern Journey Online, and my increasing comfortableness with creating WordPress web sites. My main … Continue reading

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Regaining Simplicity: Markdown for Writers

William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well reminds us of a photograph of the essayist E.B. White, age 77, sitting in his writing nook, a plain wooden bench at a plain wooden table, in a small boathouse. The window is … Continue reading

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Returning to Port

I feel I’ve been at sea, drifting on the currents and tides and going where the wind blows me. The past six months have been filled with reading and the study of math, but very little writing, with the exception … Continue reading

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My friend and fellow camera enthusiast Ron Herron has published his first novel, Reichold Street, which “introduces a group of young, urban friends in the 1960s, and follows them from youthful neighborhood intrigue to family dysfunction, murder, suicide and madness. … Continue reading

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Taking Stock: Facing 2012

I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year season! Traditionally New Years Day is a time for resolutions that will largely be unkept in the months that follow, so I’ll refrain from making any. Besides some of … Continue reading

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The Long Silence

It’s been a long time — too long — since I last posted. It’s hard to say why exactly. This past year I’ve rather drawn in on myself and haven’t been as communicative as usual. Perhaps it’s a time of … Continue reading

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Kobo, Sony, and B&N

Distribution is moving along on Recreational Writing. In addition to Smashwords itself, the ebook is now available at, the Sony eBook Store, and Barnes & Noble. Smashwords is in the process of working with to distribute its authors … Continue reading

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Recreational Writing

Last week I self-published a little ebook called Recreational Writing — a coaching guide to writing for fun and insight. It’s currently available in various formats including EPUB and MOBI at It will soon be distributed to the major … Continue reading

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MacBook Air

Having sold my fine Dell Mini 10v Hackintosh and given my iPad to my wife, I was ready and primed to order an 11-inch MacBook Air computer. It’s the one I’ve been waiting for: a Mac netbook. I ordered one … Continue reading

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