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Doctor Her

Last Sunday night, we sat down to catch up with an old friend. After an absence of twenty months, Doctor Who was finally back. The new season stars Jody Whittaker in the titular role, and I was a little bit…

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The Temporary Hero – Call for Beta Readers

Well, it’s done.┬áThe Temporary Hero–the third book in the Conway Report series–is done. I got the manuscript back from my editor, revised it to within an inch of its life, rewrote scenes that didn’t work and tracked down and ruthlessly…

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Hawaii Doesn’t Get Nuked

I, like many people, had some pretty strong feelings last week when an errant emergency alert went out to Hawaiians informing them that nuclear missiles were inbound. I saw the videos of the kids being loaded into storm drains for…

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Oregon’s Gas Problems

I’m sure it’s not news to anyone that, with the start of 2018, Oregonians can now pump their own gas as long as they do it in a county with fewer than 40,000 people. The news, apparently, is that Oregonians…

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Scythe

We Svolos’ are a gaming family. We have a big pantry that doesn’t hold food. It holds our collection of board games. We’ve got a lot of ’em, too, and the collection’s always growing. It’s one of the things that…

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Review – Justice League

Despite having read all the online hate, I still wasn’t prepared for this. It was a Saturday morning matinee, and there was only one other person in the theater. Seriously, just one guy, and he was about the same age…

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Hello, December!

I don’t know about you, but I love December. I’m a winter guy, and growing up in Southern California, December brought with it the dream of winter, if not the reality. Here in the Great Wet North, we get a…

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Victory! (52,000 words)

Hey guys, Sorry about not posting any updates for a while. We traveled to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving week. We had a great time. Found an excellent AirBnB to stay in, got to spend Thanksgiving day with some wonderful friends…

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NaNoWriMo – Update 4

This weekend was Veterans’ Day, which I take for myself. Combined with family time on Friday (We went to go see Thor: Ragnarok), I didn’t get a lot done over the weekend. Still, I made progress today and crossed over…

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This one weird trick earned BuzzFeed $167 Million in 2015

Gotcha! I hope you don’t mind this little stunt. I was just thinking about how clickbait sites work and wondered how many people would click through to the story. I’ll post a report in a future post to let everyone…

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