Category Archives: Behind the scenes

“Behind the scenes” are anecdotes from my writing experience.

The Book as Art

“Is a book art?” the teacher asked the class. I sat beside my daughter, observing her class as part an art appreciation exercise. The students speculated that the book might contain art or illustrations, but the teacher pressed the point … Continue reading

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The First “Togahan” Story

Inspiration for the Togahan series came from a number of places, but a fundamental source was a type of story where the protagonist realizes, in a single moment, that the thing they’re facing is more important than their own survival. … Continue reading

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2019 Q1 Progress Report

Well, the good news is that this report is on time for once. The bad news is that I suspect my progress is sucking. Let’s take a look at my goals and where I’m at.

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LEGO Parfait

My kids love going to the LEGO store. They eyeball all of their favorite sets, the big ones that end up on their wish lists for birthdays and holidays. They play in the mini figure bin, and concoct absurd combinations … Continue reading

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The Moment You Realize You’re Lost…

“What’s the first thing you do when you’re lost?” our scoutmaster asked us one time. “Retrace your steps,” one scout replied. “Get out your map,” said another. “Yell for help,” replied a third. “Wrong, all wrong,” said our scout master, … Continue reading

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A Culture Shift

I touched on this a bit on my year end post, but I wanted to expand on it here. Before I can make a change, I need to observe what’s not working. I’ve formed a lot of bad habits recently, … Continue reading

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2018 End of Year Progress Report

So here’s a change; I’m actually drafting this report ahead of schedule rather than three weeks late. I’m hoping to actually post this today (Dec 31) so as to get a good start on the new year. Looking back over … Continue reading

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2018 Q3 Progress Report

Hey everybody! How was your summer? Fall is here, the leaves are falling, I’m rushing to wrap up outdoor projects I’ve neglected all summer, and Halloween is imminent. It’s a good time of year. It’s also time to check up … Continue reading

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2018 Half Year Progress Report

Normally this would be the Q2 progress report, but I missed the Q1 one, so …here we are. Despite my lack of keeping up with you, I’ve been making some progress, so here’s where things stand on my three goals … Continue reading

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2017 End of Year Progress Report

A bit more timely than usual, here’s my progress on goals for last year and projection for 2018 goals. Read 20 books in 2017: According to Goodreads where I track this, I completed 16 books in 2017. 80%. I barely … Continue reading

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