Archive for December, 2008

Home Values, Motgages, the Financial Crisis, etc…

December 31st, 2008

I’m getting creamed on my house, pure and simple. When we bought it in 2002 we took out a 147K mortgage, paid 10K down and wound up paying less in Principle, Interest and taxes than we would have on a 3 bedroom apartment in our old neck of the woods. But it was an older […]


December 27th, 2008

Saw Valkyrie with Tom Cruise tonight as the better half and I decided we needed a date. I liked the history being portrayed, but was skeptical that Cruise could pull off a decent German officer, particularly since he didn’t even attempt an accent. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn’t bother me at […]

Just To Prove A Point…

December 23rd, 2008

The first three parts of the 3rd Edition are now available at the Novel link. Part Four will be following shortly- turns out I hadn’t finished fixing the epilogue, but it’s really just a paragraph or two. We had an extensive dictionary of the “Zsallic” language in the original editions- I’ve removed it from this […]

Things Are Happenning

December 23rd, 2008

Yeah, I know you’ve heard that before, but this time I really mean it. Honest. I purged the Novel from as part of the preparation for beginning work on Book 2 and other small side projects. Unlike some writers I’ve researched I find that my mind works best when it’s allowed to wander off […]

Interesting Discussion

December 18th, 2008

Over at Dean’s World there’s an interesting discussion regarding Zsallia Mareiko as the two of us seek to embarque on a sequel to book 1.

Ice Storm

December 12th, 2008

Well it’s been an interesting 20 hours or so here in New Hampshire. About an inch of ice fell, covering everything, closing most major roads and cutting power to about half a million homes and businesses… except right here where I live. Our power flickered a couple of times, the internet never failed and I’ve […]

“A trillion here, a trillion there and soon you’re talking real money.”

December 2nd, 2008

Trudy Schuett over at Dean’s World just posted a doozy of an idea, but got the math wrong by six digits. The idea was to foregoe all the banking bailouts and just give every American a million bucks. She claimed a cost of 300 million dollars- that’s where the six missing zeroes popped up- try […]