driving, deke, summer

Beginnings & Endings: New Worlds to Explore

New Worlds to Explore

Originally, I was a late comer to the grandness that was Battlestar Galactica. I didn't get caught up until near the end of the first season. Having grown up with the original series as a child, I always saw it as a cheap Star Wars wannabe. Not that Battlestar Galactica wasn't good, it's just that when you're three-years-old, and one of your earliest memories is going to see Star Wars in the theater (my first movie, actually), it can kinda' influence your life.
Beginnings & Endings: New Worlds to Explore
christmas, winter, snow

Cold Winter Took You by Surprise? We. Were. Warned.

Lately, it's been pretty cold around here. I'm not complaining in the slightest, trust me. I love the cold weather. I love the snow. I don't know if we've been breaking any records for local low temperatures, but it wouldn't surprise me one way or the other. It's been quite some time since we've had a Winter that's felt like, well, Winter in these parts. I remember growing up, at least once we moved to Tennessee, that it would snow every year. I'm not talking about snow like what we've got today (an inch maybe on the front walk, and a heavy dusting on the roads), but real snow. Snow that would come up to your knees (depending on your age, of course). Snow that you could ride a saucer on all the way down the hill.

christmas, winter, snow

A New Decade - A New Blog

In the spirit of New Year's Resolutions (something I try to not make, lest I doom a project from the start), I've started a new blog. Beginnings-and-Endings.com is going to be my attempt at a more... professional blog.

There's talk of starting a Writer's Support Group, or Writer's Circle, or... well, you can read for yourself. (Writers Need Coaches, Too). Not sure how that will work, but it will be fun to try, that's for sure.

No, this doesn't mean that I'm abandoning this Journal. Not at all. It will serve as a more personal place for me to rant, rave and pontificate, much as it's always been.

If you're interested in seeing what type of a mess I can make when I'm actually trying, feel free to check it out.

That's it for now. There'll be more to come soon, I'm sure.

Happy New Year to one and all!

christmas, winter, snow

So Much to Do...

So little time. Never enough time. You'd think I'd have plenty of it. Apparently, I get sidetracked easily.

I went from trying to set up this blog as my primary, but then couldn't get the CSS to work properly. Same thing in different locations.

I've got the urge to do something creative, but I really lack the energy at this point.

So, all in all, I'll just keep it simple.

I hope all of you have been enjoying your holiday season. I'm hoping to get my ass in gear and start off 2010 better than any of the last decade.

More writing. More photography. More design. More cowbell!

We'll see what happens.

Peace to all.

jack o' lantern, pumpkin, Hallowe'en

Samhain 2009

I keep forgetting to post the few pictures I've got from this year's bonfire. All in all it was a good time. Unfortunately, the rain delayed the lighting of the fire until around 2AM/1AM.

I went as a Victorian Ghost Hunter. Yeah, it looks very similar to my costume last year, but honestly, I didn't know what I was going to be until I put it on.

The best part (in my opinion) was creating a 'working' Ectoplasmic Manifestation and Fluctuation Detector (EMF Detector for short). An old brass wall lamp forms the majority of the device, parts of a brass desk lamp, a bulb and partial reflector from a flashlight, as well as its switch, and viola! The leather pouch was made by my father many, many years ago, possibly even before I was born. It was used to conceal the 6-volt battery powering the device.

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driving, deke, summer

NaNoWriMo Update 02

Well, even though I only barely got the recommended daily dosage of words, it was much harder today than last night. The entire thing doesn't feel right, at least it's something, though. Resisting the urge to go back and edit, but that's for later.

I'm going to put what I've got now up for your reading pleasure. If you've got any thoughts, please don't hesitate to chime in, please.

Today's Total Goal: 3,333 words
Today's Actual: 3,481 words