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A Day at Discovery Cove

Last Thursday, Mrs. Kestrel and I flew down to Tampa, where we’ll be through October 4. We’re here to celebrate our granddaughter Alison’s seventh birthday on Wednesday, and to help move Alie’s playroom upstairs, and convert the current playroom into a nursery. Originally, we had planned a to be in Tampa a week, followed by…

Some Observations on Google Plus

First of all, in case you only recently started following this blog, I am an unabashed fan of (just about) all things Google. I was an early adopter of Gmail, Buzz, and Wave. Gmail was a home run; the latter two (especially Buzz) were foul balls. I think Google may have hit for the cycle…

WIP Update 6: Easter is a time for new beginnings, right?

Now don’t get too excited: this post is not about beginning a new WIP (although I have done that, but that’s not germane) (not today, at any rate). I know I’ve been away (from the blog) for awhile. I’ve been keeping myself occupied in other ways, though: Item: I converted my homebuilt desk into a…

My Experience With A Standing Desk

Before we go any further, you may be wondering just what is a standing desk? The “duh!” answer is that any desk stands on the floor…doesn’t it? Well, yes. But in this case, I’m talking about a desk at which you stand to work, rather than sit. Last Sunday, I read Gina Trapani’s account of…

So Long, 2010…Welcome, 2011!

In a few hours, the second decade of the second millenium begins. If I were the sort of person who spends a lot of time looking back, I could probably fill a few paragraphs with all the great—and not so great—things I accomplished over the past ten years. Or, I could look at 2011 as…

What a Month!

Yes, it’s been a pretty busy month of November here at the Aerie. Election Day First, we had an election. I was pretty disillusioned with both major party candidates for our state’s lone seat in the House of Representatives, so I was somewhat mollified to find an Independent candidate listed. Surprisingly, about  eight percent of…

NaNo Cometh…and the Blog Sleepeth

No, I don’t have a lisp. Silly people! As I write this on Saturday morning, I’m about forty-eight hours away from embarking on a month-long voyage of discovery—about me, as a serious writer. That’s right, National Novel Writing Month is upon us, and I’ll be taking part. (But if you’re even a semi-regular reader, you…

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 28

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past week. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk about…

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 21

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past week. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk about…

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 14

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past week. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk about…

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