Thank you!

Wow, what an amazing response. Thanks to everyone who's pulled down a copy of "Mr. Rain and the Weathermen"! It's #16 on Amazon under Science Fiction short stories and #66 in short stories overall (it got up to #13 and #53). Of course, once it's no longer free we'll...
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Lure – Cover

After some time pondering what I wanted, how I thought it should look...here it is. This is the cover for the new story, "Lure". I believe it conveys the message I want. One more pass and it's done. Look for Lure next week, I think. Tags: lure, cover,...
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A Temple Burns

Yes, that's me standing there in a hat, flame resistant shirt, Thai fisherman pants and a pair of boots with a fully engulfed temple not more than fifty feet behind me. The fireman in the picture wasn't there to douse the flames. I wasn't a spectator. There was a crowd gathered in near silence, wrapped in their own thoughts, memories and reflections as this structure burned. It was a little after 3 AM on a Sunday morning in the middle of the desert. (Photo Courtesy of Nick Franchi)
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The story behind Lure…

There's usually some kind of story behind a story and people seem to be curious about those "behind the scenes" moments that give life to these things. I wrote the first draft of Lure a long, long time ago. It was the mid-90's and I was still going to University. I...
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Photography

Curiously enough, I do some photography and I have a portfolio. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a professional, but I do kick out a few good ones now and then. Let me warn you...some of these images may not be safe for work. Most of what I shoot is just what...
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Coming to the Jebus

Today I left the dark confines of my Happy Place and had a Coming to the Jebus.
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The recent past…in writing

The Bus

When the shit hits the fan (which it will, promise), it is so much easier to blame the contractors than it is for employees to take the blame…even if the shit is obviously theirs. So, as a contractor, you get very attuned to the approach of The Bus.
You hear it’s rumble.
You smell it’s exhaust, long before the actual bus appears.

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The Failure of Analytics–Emotional Elections

The Failure of Analytics–Emotional Elections

THAT is why many people are waking up to a stark reality in America, and around the world as President-Elect Trump prepares to stroll into the White House. Emotion, not data, won the day.

Several months ago I stood in the dark parking lot of a closed gas station in small, south-central Utah town, filling a gas tank for that last stretch of a journey. Across the road an eighteen-wheeler pulled to a noisy stop and its driver climbed from the cab. He was proudly wearing a “Donald Trump for President” t-shirt. That moment was the emotional change for me because it created an emotional response in me.

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171.5

171.5
It could have gone (should have gone) much faster, been a cleaner process, but I’m a hired gun; I’m working in a team that is very unfamiliar with one another, and not every piece of our source material was ready–hell, some of it didn’t even exist! But, that’s why I was brought in; I know this stuff from the general to the most technical and I can teach it all, to anyone. This is going to sound terribly arrogant, but I am one of the very few people in the world who can do this type of work, on this scale, in this scope…on a world-wide stage.

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r/photoshopbattles/ – DogShark

FruitBat, you have been entered into the battle! The Photoshopbattles subreddit is a very interesting and fun place if you've got some skills. Even if you don't have skills with photo editing and manipulation, the results are still damn entertaining. Attack, have...

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Fall Inventory 2016

Fall Inventory 2016

The light changes in September, takes on an edge and a hue that sets my nerves on fire; it’s always the beginning of darkness, reflection, and a certain amount of struggle. This year it’s a little different…life’s a little different because I’ve stopped fighting as much.

Let me assure my few readers that I am OK. This is a process

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Locked, bound, and not breathing…

locked, bound, and not breathing…
Being Bipolar, depressed, having anxiety, agoraphobia, etc…it’s being shut in. It’s being bound up and blinded. It’s panic and terror. It’s wanting to die, quickly (or slowly). It’s craving pain, because that’s an outlet and something to take your mind away from what you’re feeling at the time.

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Videos…no writing here

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