Wagon Train To The Stars

It’s been a while since my last blog entry. I’ve been busy with work and some personal things needed attending. I also wanted to spend more time honing my flying skills—got to stay practiced or you could have a very bad landing. I also started to read the book These Are The Voyages: TOS Season One by Marc Crushman and Susan Osbourn. It’s a historical recounting and detailed analysis of how Gene Roddenbury created the…

Vanity Card #7- Is Lucifer a Christian?

It’s about a week before the #PitMad event. The Twitter universe is going to light up like a Christmas tree full of bright would be authors trying to attract the attention, and a favorite nod, from some agent looking for the next Stephen King.   And yes my light will be shining as well, hopefully at eye level, to lure in that elusive agent contract. The #PitMad event happens March 11 and I got my…

Vanity Card #6- About Your #$@%*! Comments

I thought this would be a good time talk about the comments I received from visitors to this blog.  Overall, the response has been outstanding!  Thanks to you all for your remarks and kind words. Your thoughts about Heaven’s Ant Farm are spot on.  But this trait of clever insightfulness and observation does not seem to be coming from all corners. And the usual response I get from a group of slackers (and you know who you are) is…

Vanity Card #5 – Nailing It

As I read through yet another literary agent reject letter, I reflect back on Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #436 for some solace and encouragement.   Here, Chuck explains why a young actress’ only scene in a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory got cut. It “had absolutely nothing to do with her performance […] she nailed the part. Just nailed it.” Then he goes on to say they cut her scene in order to get…

I’m Not Religious–but I wrote this damn book

I’m not religious. But there is something big and wonderful going on out there…and no one can figure it out. Sure, there are the mystics and priests and prophets who claim they know. They speak with complex and convoluted ideas that some turn to their own advantage.   Then there are the hard facts of evidence—theorems and experimental proof all written in complex equations of high order math and multi-dimensional string theory that few of us…

What’s That Book About…Again??

At 34,527 feet somewhere over Greenland, I’m working on my 15 second elevator speech to have at the ready. I have always found it hard to describe what Heaven’s Ant Farm is about. There is so much to say and so little time to say it. And there is always the ever present danger of the dreaded “glaze effect.” You know, when the eyes of the afflicted takes on a frosty catatonic look as I dive…

Unleash Your Inner Benevolent Creator — or Wrathful Deity

Be your own god! Yep, there’s an app for that.  Smite those who don’t follow your will or bless the meek. It’s your freewill choice.  Check out this New York Times review of God Game mobile apps.  http://nyti.ms/1EvKznA Download and play “Godus” on your iPhone and build a world.  Or how about a game of “Pocket God” to torment, tease or help your people.  What choices will you make? Then check out the chapter summaries…

Vanity Card #2- I’m Back!

It’s been a while since my last post.   I’ve been “off net” the last several weeks vacationing in the Australian outback…  …climbing to the top of the Harbour Bridge in Sydney (that’s it in the background) And look who I ran into while sailing/snorkeling around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef off Hamilton Island… Well not really but snorkeling among the reefs was like flying low level over ancient cities of brain coral jam packed with technicolor…