Regular Life

Regular Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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I Published My First Book

Some of you who subscribe to this now-sporadic blog might like to know that I have published my first book. I put my serial novella Falcon into one document, then revised and edited it and prepared it for publication. Some of you probably read the first version more than 10 years ago, when I posted… (read more)

Just Pause It

For children today, the word “pause” is such a natural part of language that they use it in things unrelated to devices. One day my 7-year-old son and I pretended to be Transformers while he got ready for bed. Naturally, Optimus Prime couldn’t very well tell Ironhide “I love you” and tuck him into his… (read more)

Benventions: New Language

“Benjamin, please go throw away your wrappers,” I said. He had eaten granola bars for breakfast. He reached into the sink and placed an empty drinking glass inside an empty 4-cup/1-liter Pyrex measuring cup. Then he placed a wooden spoon inside the drinking glass. “You know what that means, Daddy?” I thought for a moment…. (read more)

1000th Post

(those reading “Shootings” may go on to Part Nine) This is post number 1000, or, as my son put it Monday night, 10 hundred. I began this blog on July 7, 2005. That means that in four years and nine months writing for this space, I have averaged four posts per week. Sometimes I cranked… (read more)