Hitting the target

IMG_0003So a few weeks ago I decided to take up archery. Sure, I hadn’t seriously shot a bow since 7th grade Kenny Guinn gym class (Mr. Salas, I believe) but, like fencing, it’s a sport I can get behind and feel comfortable pursuing. Maybe I feel like a medieval vigilante (or a modern day one and have been watching too much Arrow on TV) but I figured I’d give it a shot (no pun intended). Continue reading “Hitting the target”

Hit my goal!

2014-08-03 11.46.27My goal for writing this year was 100,000 words of creative writing. This could include reviews, articles, prose, scripts, blog posts… whatever was at hand which allowed me to use my brain in creative, thought fulfilling ways. I’ve been using two different trackers, one created by my friend Troy which is a basic measuring stick, showing at a glance the days I write and the days I don’t. The other, by the artist Svenja, is a bit more specific as to what I’ve written. I use both because for me they serve different functions. In any case, with the half completed story I’m currently working on, yesterday I passed my 100,000 word mark for 2014.

With all the other crap going on in my life, this make me extremely happy.

Oh yeah, and I also won the award for best columnist for a magazine (2014) from the Nevada Press Association with these words: Meaty. Well written, researched and informative. Some tugged at the heart without being sappy. I’ll take it!

Review: Spider-Man: The Sinister Six Trilogy

Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six
Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six by Adam-Troy Castro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually read a prose version of an actual comic character which wasn’t a novelization of a film (I read the original Superman novel back in the 70s) but I love comics (and this book was written by Adam-Troy Castro, an acquaintance) so I figured I’d give it a shot. Continue reading “Review: Spider-Man: The Sinister Six Trilogy”

Shampoo

IMG_2551Just a little note… About shampoo sachets.

While I’m glad and thankful some hotels provide shampoos and conditioners isn’t there a better packaging method than the sachet? You know, like the ketchup packets you get at McDonald’s. These things are not the easiest to open at the best of times but when your hands are already wet and slippery they are damn near impossible.

Anyway, there’s your thought for a Sunday morning.