|| I wrote about my approach to this year's NaNoWriMo but not in terms of my actual workflow. I have been writing via a combination of Google Docs and Libre Office, and creating a new document for each chapter and or day that I write. At the end of each day I have been entering … Continue reading Crises Averted!
|| Thanksgiving has become the de facto time in America for self-reflection and gratitude. We thank our friends, our families, our co-workers and for some of us, our God(s) as we understand them. Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving drives home how important the people in our lives are, and just how reliant we … Continue reading Ideals and Giving Thanks
aka Embracing the Suck || I am once again actively doing NaNoWriMo, and having more fun with it than I have ever had before. I always seem to have more story than words, and between my work, life, and other creative interests getting ever more words to page has often been a struggle, so in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Growth and Goals
|| Today is World Mental Health day. Most World __________ Days I tend to ignore, but mental health is different. Even though mental health issues pervade every aspect of our society, it is still unfairly stigmatized, and the only thing worse than the current mental health care treatments in the US, is our past treatments of … Continue reading Depression
|| Just over 2 years ago I was at the Hood River Fly-In hosted by the Western Antique Aviation And Automobile Museum (WAAAM). I didn't just get a chance to see old friends, I learned that one of them had embarked on writing a thorough history of the 737. My friend Dan Dornseif is a … Continue reading Boeing 737: The World’s Jetliner
A couple, few blocks from work in downtown Portland, OR is the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple. At least for the next little bit. As with so many other parts of old Portland, it is being demolished to make way for a new building. One that is likely to be far more environmentally friendly, … Continue reading Urban “Renewal”
||Some of you may have noticed that we had an eclipse today! It was a remarkable event to experience, and I watched it from downtown Portland. We were about about 20 odd miles from the path of totally which translated to 99% of an eclipse for us. At its peak the Sun was only a … Continue reading Solar Eclipse