Monday, August 31, 2015

Clone Wars--the Original

So as we tick ever closer to the new Star Wars movie, the release of Disney Infinity 3.0 has my son all excited about Start Wars again. We started talking about it today and I remembered this very cool cartoon series from around 2003--the original Clone Wars cartoon.  This isn't the clunky one they did later on CN, but the original shorts that have been pretty much forgotten now since they're not considered "canon."  I had these shorts on DVD but lent them out to someone and never got them back.  Today I just discovered that someone has mercifully uploaded the whole thing up to YouTube. Unbelievably, the Disney company hasn't taken it down--which is a shock because every time someone uploads an episode of Golden Girls it vanishes overnight.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Johnny and the Snake Woman

One of the tools I use most for writing is Google Images. Sure, I research things on the net, but a picture really is worth a thousand words. When I need to describe a cathedral, for instance, I type that into Images and suddenly there's a crap-load of pictures to light my imagination. It usually works. But every once in a while you just can't find what you're looking for...

Saturday, August 15, 2015


To be honest, when I was on Twitter, I never liked this hashtag. I never really used hashtags at all, actually, which might be why my tweeting wasn't all that successful. But I've been missing Twitter lately, and the #amwriting hashtag is the perfect shorthand to describe what I've been doing lately.

I've gotten a lot of messages over the past few months from people urging me not to give up on writing. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Spirit of Independence

I don't know how I missed this. I've been a fan of the original Star Trek series since I was a kid in the 70s. I'd heard of web series before but never paid the idea much attention--until last week when I got a ChromeCast device for my TV, opened up the app Pluto TV (which I'd never heard of either), and discovered the web series Star Trek Continues.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Good morning everyone. It's Father's Day, one of my favorite days of the year. This Father's Day is the first without  my own dad, who passed away back in September, and so it's bittersweet for me. Sometimes life feels long. Sometimes it feels like we'll miss it if we blink. The important thing about holidays like Father's Day is to remind us of the important things. So in honor of this special day I'm posting one of my favorite scenes from one of my all time favorite TV shows. You don't see TV dads like this anymore...