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2021-12-07: Smart TVs are great in some ways, but I think they all should have a “dumb mode”.

2021-11-27: 1980s FM Radio My musical awakening came a little earlier than it does for most people, whose taste in tunes tend โ€ฆ

2021-11-06: It is too early in the season for it to be 27ยฐf while I have my morning coffee. ๐Ÿฅถโ˜•๏ธ

2021-10-31: Carving jack-o’-lanterns is one of my favorite Halloween traditions. ๐ŸŽƒ Next up? It’s the โ€ฆ

2021-10-26: Nothing says autumn like sitting on the screened-in porch on a crisp rainy morning and roasting โ€ฆ

2021-10-18: ๐Ÿ”– 42 years later, how ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ has endured : NPR

2021-10-12: Heaven Help Me by Deon Estus ๐ŸŽต

2021-10-12: What a loss. He was such an incredible musician. ๐Ÿ’” Wham! and George Michael bassist Deon Estus has โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: I now have a profile on BingeBooks.com, and you can follow me there. I really like BingeBooks, both โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: I can’t be the only person who is considering, if the new iPhone is indeed called iPhone 13, โ€ฆ

2021-09-04: Listening to this newly remastered and expanded soundtrack to STAR TREK II – THE WRATH OF โ€ฆ

2021-08-05: Jon Kallis and I recorded this special episode of MastersCast, where we discuss (and sometimes โ€ฆ

2021-07-27: ๐Ÿ”– This is a promotional video for a print reading device for the blind in the 1970s. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ It would have โ€ฆ

2021-07-25: Imagine if everyone online expended half as much energy toward celebrating the things they love or โ€ฆ

2021-07-24: On episode 74 of MasstersCast, we discuss Masters of the Universe: Revelation in depth. Join us as โ€ฆ

2021-07-23: Masters of the Universe Revelation -- a short review It’s been several hours since I finished watching part 1 of the new animated series Masters of โ€ฆ

2021-07-23: I really enjoyed Masters of the Universe: Revelation. I am not sure I’m happy with how it โ€ฆ

2021-07-16: Hamill is such a class act. – Enjoy this snippet of Mark Hamill’s Skeletor in Masters of โ€ฆ

2021-07-10: Song of the Day – Someone Special by Richard Marx ๐ŸŽต

2021-07-10: ๐Ÿ”– Gotta love Richard Marx! – I Was a Triple-Platinum Pop Star, But Meeting Paul Newman At an โ€ฆ

2021-07-06: This is amazing! A way to use XCode to compile Apple iiGS software on modern Macs! – A2GS โ€ฆ

2021-07-06: Every search engine should implement a feature that filters out anything posted anywhere on the โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: If the new Masters of the Universe show is half as good as this trailer for it, then I’m sold. โ€ฆ

2021-06-25: Song of the Day – Heal the Pain by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2021-06-24: Song of the Day – This was the first dance at my wife’s and my wedding, four years ago โ€ฆ

2021-06-23: Song of the Day – Careful Man by Jim Croce ๐ŸŽต

2021-06-22: Song of the Day – Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) by Jim Croce ๐ŸŽต

2021-06-18: Song of the Day – One Less Day (Dying Young) by Rob Thomas ๐ŸŽต

2021-06-17: Song of the Day – Light On by Maggie Rogers ๐ŸŽต

2021-05-28: ๐Ÿ”– A Palazzo Reborn: Inside Apple’s Stunning New Store in Via del Corso, Rome - MacStories

2021-05-19: ๐Ÿ”– Apple previews powerful software updates designed for people with disabilities

2021-03-21: I was so excited to be a guest on this episode of Lurking for Legends, where we discussed my books, โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: ๐Ÿ”– America Must Become a Democracy - The Atlantic

2021-01-21: Song of the Day – Feeling Good by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2021-01-06: Happy Nollaig na mBan! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโ˜˜๏ธ

2020-12-25: Song of the Day – You Have Been Loved by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2020-12-05: Song of the Day – Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Gloria Estefan ๐ŸŽตโ„๏ธ

2020-11-07: Song of the Day – Feeling Good by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2020-10-31: ๐Ÿ”– This article brought me so much joy. ๐Ÿ˜‚ When your last name is Frankenstein and itโ€™s Halloween - โ€ฆ

2020-10-30: Song of the day (released 30 years ago today) – Freedom ‘90 – George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2020-10-27: Song of the day – Blue: Armed with Love – WHAM! ๐ŸŽต

2020-10-25: I recently discovered Chirp, a US audiobook retailer from the BookBub folks. No subscription, just a โ€ฆ

2020-10-22: Voted. ๐Ÿ—ณ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’™

2020-10-08: ๐Ÿ”– I’m so there for this. – Kate Mulgrew to Play Captain Janeway in ‘Star โ€ฆ

2020-10-02: ๐Ÿ”– You gotta love Weird Al! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ—ณ๐ŸŽต

2020-09-25: The Dragon's Brood Cycle Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ I’m ecstatic about the Dragon’s Brood Cycle book tour being brought to you by the โ€ฆ

2020-09-22: ๐Ÿ”– Ruth Bader Ginsburgโ€™s death on Rosh Hashanah is a call to the rest of us

2020-09-10: Treasures and Trinkets is now available as an audiobook ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽง I’m so excited to announce that Treasures and Trinkets: A Dragon’s Brood Tale is now โ€ฆ

2020-09-04: One of the few bright spots of 2020 is that it has allowed some people to discover amazing new โ€ฆ

2020-08-30: I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again, Annette Marie is just one of the most โ€ฆ

2020-08-08: ๐Ÿ”– I am so there! – Masters of the Universe RPG announced

2020-07-26: ๐Ÿ”– How Seattle’s NHL team became the Kraken ๐Ÿ’

2020-07-09: ๐Ÿ”– What nightmares are made of. – Climate change leading to Arctic spider baby boom ๐Ÿ•ท

2020-06-28: All of my The Dragon’s Brood Cycle books are now available in wide release, including on โ€ฆ

2020-06-26: OMG! I practically lived on Eamon as a kid with an Apple IIgs. I had to get this t-shirt with the โ€ฆ

2020-06-24: I’m so excited to announce that Treasures and Trinkets: A Dragon’s Brood Tale is coming โ€ฆ

2020-06-18: ๐Ÿ”– Sometimes satire is an incredibly effective way to make a point. – Just Because Theyโ€™ve โ€ฆ

2020-06-16: ๐Ÿ”– The Confederate statues should come down and the pedestals left empty - The Washington Post

2020-06-10: ๐Ÿ”– How cool is this! – Raspberry Pi-powered wedding memories record player

2020-04-12: ๐Ÿ”– This brought me so much joy. – The Sunday Read: Weird Al Yankovic’s Weirdly Enduring โ€ฆ

2020-04-10: ๐Ÿ’œ “Weird Al” Yankovic Turns “One More Minute” into a Social Distancing โ€ฆ

2020-04-08: Received a piece of spam saying, “Don’t overpay for Adobe Acrobat”. Frankly, if โ€ฆ

2020-04-01: ๐Ÿ”– I haven’t laughed so hard in weeks. – “Hello (From the Inside)” Adele โ€ฆ

2020-03-25: ๐Ÿ”– Elton John to host ‘Living Room Concert for America’ with stars performing from home

2020-03-22: I had fun doing this interview with RebellionLit.com, where we discussed my work and experiences as โ€ฆ

2020-03-19: โ€œHuman beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, โ€ฆ

2020-03-12: ๐Ÿ”– In case you need a laugh during this very smurfy time. Alsoโ€ฆWTF? – French mayor defends โ€ฆ

2020-03-08: ๐Ÿ”– Of mice and spacemen - โ€œThe Hitchhikerโ€™s Guide To The Galaxyโ€ turns 42 | Prospero | The Economist

2020-03-05: With Elizabeth Warren dropping out of the race, I find that I no longer care who the Democratic โ€ฆ

2020-03-04: I’m now participating in the Ask the Author program on GoodReads. You can check out the โ€ฆ

2020-03-04: For the next few days, my books Haven Lost and Harmony’s Song are free in the US Kindle Store, โ€ฆ

2020-02-28: ๐Ÿ”– There are just so many levels in which to love this story. – The boss who put everyone on โ€ฆ

2020-02-28: The Shortcuts app on iOS/iPadOS has an action called “Translate with Microsoft” which โ€ฆ

2020-02-27: Por unu jaro, mi studis Esperanton per Duolingo! Mi tre ลatas ฤ‰i tiun lingvon. ๐Ÿฅณ For one year, I โ€ฆ

2020-02-27: ๐Ÿ”– Laurene Powell Jobs Is Putting Her Own Dent in the Universe - The New York Times

2020-02-22: ๐Ÿ”– How cool is this? I was already in Warren’s camp, and this makes me feel even better about โ€ฆ

2020-02-21: ๐Ÿ”– Fโ€ขRโ€ขIโ€ขEโ€ขNโ€ขDโ€ขS reunion! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ – The One Where They Got Back Together ๐Ÿ“บ

2020-02-19: I’ll be live on The Writers’ Showcase in about 30 minutes to talk writing and related โ€ฆ

2020-02-19: Treasures and Trinkets: A Dragon’s Brood Tale has been released! You can download it for free โ€ฆ

2020-02-18: News: Josh on the Writers' Showcase (19/Feb/2020, 2:00pm EST) ๐Ÿ“š I’m excited and honored to have been invited onto the Writers’ Showcase Podcast, hosted โ€ฆ

2020-02-14: ๐Ÿ”– This is a hell of a cast. ๐Ÿคฏ – MARK HAMILL’s SKELETOR Headlines All-Star MASTERS OF THE โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Between the fantastic She-Ra series, two new He-Man series later this year, and now this film, โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Fascinating read. I had no idea, despite having loved and read these books dozens of times as a โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: You can read my new short story, Treasures and Trinkets, for free by subscribing to my author โ€ฆ

2020-02-03: News: Treasures and Trinkets ๐Ÿ“š Every writer puts their heart and soul into every story; they chip away at the idea, plot, or โ€ฆ

2020-02-01: The best feeling for a writer is when a reader has a comment that says, essentially, โ€œI get this, โ€ฆ

2020-01-29: ...in which a bunch of fantasy authors write a ridiculous web serial... ๐Ÿ“š I’m excited to be one of the fantasy authors contributing to this ridiculous project. Our โ€ฆ

2020-01-28: Thirteen years ago today, my wife and I officially became a couple. Here’s to the next โ€ฆ

2020-01-27: The Search for an Accessible Email Newsletter Solution A common service that authors (especially indies) will provide to their fans is an email newsletter โ€ฆ

2020-01-25: Entering the final phase before release of a new story is both the best and the worst. The โ€ฆ

2020-01-24: ๐Ÿ”– Wayne Gretzky says women’s involvement in All-Star Game ‘a big step forward’ ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’

2020-01-24: One of the most difficult things to deal with as a blind author is book cover design. Entrusting the โ€ฆ

2020-01-22: I wish I could be excited for Star Trek: Picard. I’m a lifelong Trekkie. But TNG and Picard โ€ฆ

2020-01-17: I can’t get this song out of my head. ๐Ÿ’œ Song of the Day – Light On by Maggie Rogers ๐ŸŽต

2020-01-14: A Nerdy Brick-Building Holiday With Lego and Mega Construx I spent a number of wonderful hours over the holiday season building Lego and Mega Construx sets โ€ฆ

2020-01-01: “Now everybody’s talking about this new decade/Like you say the magic numbers,/Then just โ€ฆ

2019-12-25: Song of the Day – You Have Been Loved by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-17: Song of the Day – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Gloria Estefan ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-16: Song of the Day – The Christmas Song by Richard Marx ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-15: My wife and her choir’s Christmas concert! โค๏ธ – PCO & SC Choral Society: A Christmas โ€ฆ

2019-12-15: ๐Ÿ”– โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ„ The silver Christmas tree, an icon of Space Age kitsch, turns 60 - The Washington Post

2019-12-15: Song of the Day – Hands by Jewel ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-14: Song of the Day – Sleigh Ride by Air Supply ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-13: Song of the Day – Gabriel’s Message by Sting ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-12: Song of the Day – Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Gloria Estefan ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-11: Song of the Day – Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song) by Amy Grant ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-10: Song of the Day – December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas) by George Michael – YouTube ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-09: Song of the Day – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) by Alvin & The โ€ฆ

2019-12-08: Rough week for Trek. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’” Renรฉ Auberjonois, 1940-2019

2019-12-08: Song of the Day – You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Neil Diamond ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-07: Gingerbread is one of the great pleasures of this time of year. ๐Ÿ˜‹

2019-12-07: Song of the Day – A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burgh ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-06: Song of the Day – Silver Bells by Rockapella ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-05: This is so fantastic! Whether you’re a Super Mario fan or not, this is worth a listen. ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽต โ€ฆ

2019-12-05: “A happy holiday season, will you have.”

2019-12-05: What if Bach wrote Last Christmas? – Baroque cover version ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-05: Song of the Day – Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-04: Song of the Day – Step Into Christmas by Elton John ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-03: As a writer on both Star Trek and Masters of the Universe, she contributed to two properties that โ€ฆ

2019-12-03: Song of the Day – Grown-Up Christmas List by Amy Grant ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-02: That moment when your mind goes blank, and literally the only thing you can remember about Bulgaria โ€ฆ

2019-12-02: Song of the Day – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Single) by Brenda Lee ๐ŸŽต

2019-12-02: ๐Ÿ”– If you don’t think this is awesome, you’re apparently not as old as I amโ€ฆor you have โ€ฆ

2019-12-01: Bringing some holiday cheer into your lives. ๐ŸŽ„Drunk Lady Sings 12 Days of Christmas - YouTube

2019-12-01: Song of the Day – Last Christmas (Pudding Mix) by WHAM! ๐ŸŽต

2019-11-20: I’ve just finished the second draft of a Dragon’s Brood short story that I’m โ€ฆ

2019-11-07: NaNoWriMo thoughts: There is no better feeling then when your characters take over for you (the โ€ฆ

2019-11-06: The new single by George Michael is really great. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŽต

2019-11-02: A Few Great Recent Reads Memoirs Edition ๐Ÿ“š I don’t read memoirs or biographies very often. Most of the time, there might be one every โ€ฆ

2019-11-02: Today, NaNoWriMo starts in earnest for me. Good luck to everyone participating this year. I have โ€ฆ

2019-09-06: It is so crazy that in 2019, I am still forced to buy freaking CDs imported from other countries โ€ฆ

2019-08-28: Lego Begins Offering Set Instructions for the Blind I’m a lifelong Lego enthusiast, and I’m also blind. I am beyond ecstatic about the news โ€ฆ

2019-08-04: Who do you want to be This weekend, there were two mass shootings in the United States in less than twenty-four hours, โ€ฆ

2019-07-09: Regional Peculiarities of Speech I’m a California native now living in Pennsylvania for many years, and it is endlessly โ€ฆ

2019-07-05: In 2019, we still do not have a spam filter for snail mail. ๐Ÿค”

2019-07-04: Thanks to Turning Another Page for their review of Haven Divided to round out the audiobook tour. โ€ฆ

2019-07-03: My thanks to Crossroad Reviews for this review of Haven Divided ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“š

2019-06-30: I created a music playlist available on Apple Music or Spottify. Check out today’s stop. on โ€ฆ

2019-06-29: I was asked to put together a list of my top ten favorite fantasy novels for today’s stop on โ€ฆ

2019-06-28: My thanks to Valerie Ullmer for hosting week 2 of The Dragon’s Brood Cycle audiobook tour! I โ€ฆ

2019-06-27: y thanks to Turning Another Page for their review of Haven Lost as part of The Dragon’s Brood โ€ฆ

2019-06-26: Writing Immersive Descriptions in Fiction as a Blind Author ๐Ÿ“š Question: How do you manage to write such vivid descriptions in your books as a blind author? โ€ฆ

2019-06-26: If you have a blog or podcast that is book related, or just want to chat about the creative process โ€ฆ

2019-06-26: I did an author interview for today’s stop on The Dragon’s Brood Cycle audiobook tour. โ€ฆ

2019-06-25: Today’s stop for The Dragon’s Brood Cycle tour included a review of Haven Lost by the โ€ฆ

2019-06-24: This was the song for our first dance at the wedding, two years ago: Song of the Day: I Knew You โ€ฆ

2019-06-24: Wow! I’m so flattered by this review of Haven Lost by Crossroad Reviews! ๐Ÿ“š

2019-06-24: Today is my wife’s and my second wedding anniversary. We’re celebrating with a chill day โ€ฆ

2019-06-24: I’d also like to thank Jazzy Book Reviews and the Book Junkie Reads for hosting the audiobook โ€ฆ

2019-06-24: The audiobook tour for The Dragon’s Brood Cycle continues with another stop which, among โ€ฆ

2019-06-21: Day two of the audiobook tour for The Dragon’s Brood Cycle brings a Dream Cast if it was ever โ€ฆ

2019-06-20: Here’s a fun little character interview with Emily Haven, hero of The Dragon’s Brood โ€ฆ

2019-06-20: I’m so excited! It’s day one of the blog tour for the audiobooks of my fantasy series! โ€ฆ

2019-06-17: Review: The Wonkiest Witch (by Jeannie Wycherley) ๐Ÿ“š Author: Jeannie Wycherley Narrator: Kim Bretton Length: 4 hours and 20 minutes Series: Wonky Inn, โ€ฆ

2019-06-16: Tomorrow, I’ll be hosting a virtual audiobook blog tour stop and reviewing the title in โ€ฆ

2019-05-21: Song of the day โ€“ Heal the Pain) by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2019-05-21: Wowโ€ฆSting’s new album looks like it’s going to be fun. His older songs, redone to fit โ€ฆ

2019-05-07: Eamon Remasterโ€”Classic #37: The Quest for the Holy Grail I’m happy to have been able to spend a little time contributing to Eamon Remastered, a modern โ€ฆ

2019-04-27: I have a few more promo codes for my audiobooks of Haven Divided and Harmonyโ€™s Song. Want a free โ€ฆ

2019-04-24: ๐Ÿ”– As a kid, I would have loved these. As an adult LEGO enthusiast, I still want a set. Braille LEGO โ€ฆ

2019-04-22: I just keep playing Timeless โ€” by Rob Thomas over and over. Love all the 80s song references. ๐ŸŽต

2019-03-15: Once upon a time, I was obsessed with the Eamon adventure games. They’re being brought back! โ€ฆ

2019-03-15: ๐Ÿ”– Nancy Drew movie: Teen detective inspired Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary Clinton and Gayle King - โ€ฆ

2019-03-11: News: Harmony's Song Is Available Now on Audible ๐Ÿ“š Harmony’s Song: A Dragon’s Brood Tale is now available on Audible worldwide, and just โ€ฆ

2019-03-09: Just fired up my old Apple iiGS for the first time in many years. It still worksโ€”and I found a disk โ€ฆ

2019-02-26: I just realized Iโ€™ve spent all day thinking it was Wednesday. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

2019-02-20: News: Haven Divided Is Available Now on Audible ๐Ÿ“š It’s been a while in coming, but Haven Divided: The Dragon’s Brood Cycle, Vol. 2 is โ€ฆ

2019-02-20: Song of the day โ€“ One Less Day (Dying Young) by Rob Thomas ๐ŸŽต

2019-02-19: After a bit of a hiatus, Iโ€™ve returned to my Esperanto studies in DuoLingo. Iโ€™d forgotten just how โ€ฆ

2019-02-16: My wife and I have embarked upon a Harry Potter reread, this time with the Braille editions. Iโ€™ve โ€ฆ

2019-02-15: Reading Star Trek ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿ“š I’ve been a Star Trek fan (Trekkie, never Trekkor) for just about as long as I can remember. โ€ฆ

2019-02-05: So many books to read, so little time. Starting the newest installment of the Arlo Finch series, โ€ฆ

2019-02-04: After a rough January, February is starting out on a good note. Letโ€™s keep it rolling, shall we? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

2019-01-19: Never underestimate the power of a kind word or simple expression of empathy or understanding. Just โ€ฆ

2018-12-25: A very merry Christmas to everyone! ๐ŸŽ„ I hope youโ€™re all celebrating it with loved ones. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

2018-12-25: You Have Been Loved by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2018-12-23: Enjoying my first ever ride in a Tesla. ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿš—โšก๏ธ

2018-12-20: This might be the greatest YouTube video of all time. โ€” Package Thief vs Glitter Bomb

2018-12-16: A Rather Flattering Surprise ๐Ÿ“š Christie Stratos, an author I admire and who wrote the fantastic Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, gave a โ€ฆ

2018-12-15: Christmas is incomplete without Alvin and the Chipmunks, who are a fixture in my holiday music โ€ฆ

2018-12-15: Song of the day โ€“ Kick Start by Lisa Loeb ๐ŸŽต

2018-12-14: While going through old emails, cerca 2006, one of the many things that strikes me is the lack of โ€ฆ

2018-12-12: โ€œI Have the powerโ€ฆand holiday spirit!โ€

2018-12-12: Song of the day โ€“ You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Neil Diamond ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽต

2018-12-11: I posted about Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor the other day. I finished it last โ€ฆ

2018-12-04: Currently reading Just One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor. It’s delightfully British, โ€ฆ

2018-12-03: What should have been a simple task of putting lights on the turned into quite an adventure. ๐ŸŽ„โ‡๏ธ๐ŸŽ…

2018-12-01: โ€œThere was always Christmas time to wipe the year awayโ€ฆโ€ โ€” December Song, George Michael ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽต

2018-11-27: Winter has come far too early this year. I do not approve. โ„๏ธ

2018-11-27: Must-listen Podcasts (2018 ed.) Every year or two, I used to publish a list of podcasts that I was currently enjoying. I axed those โ€ฆ

2018-11-19: On episode 64 of MastersCast, we discuss the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power series from โ€ฆ

2018-11-13: Iโ€™m three episodes into the new She-Ra series on Netflix. There are definitely elements I would have โ€ฆ

2018-11-11: My 7-year-old self makes a brief appearance in this great video about She-Ra. โš”๏ธ

2018-11-11: Song of the day โ€“ Mothers Pride by George Michael ๐ŸŽต > Oh she knows > > She takes his hand โ€ฆ

2018-11-06: Kind of appropriate for today. Song of the day โ€“ Blue (Armed with Love) by Wham! ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ’™

2018-11-01: It’s the 1st of November, so it’s time to break out the holiday tunes. ๐ŸŽ„ Song of the day โ€ฆ

2018-10-31: Happy Halloween! To help you get into a spooky mood, here’s an eclectic Apple Music playlist I โ€ฆ

2018-10-31: News: It Was Five Years Ago on Halloween Nightโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿงก On Halloween night, 2013, I sat down at my MacBook, determined to begin writing the novel that had โ€ฆ

2018-10-23: Turns outโ„ข๏ธ your Apple Watch activity rings go to hell when you get the flu for a few days. ๐Ÿ˜”

2018-10-16: Still my favorite song of all time, and sadly so apt for the current state of the world. Praying for โ€ฆ

2018-10-07: No better motivator for an author’s current WIP than a glowing review on an existing book. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š

2018-10-06: Song of the day โ€“ Two Less Lonely People In the World by Air Supply ๐ŸŽต

2018-09-18: For those who were waiting for it, the paperback for Haven Divided is now available! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“š

2018-09-16: The first round of accessibility fixes for images from my fork of Icro has been merged into the โ€ฆ

2018-09-11: It’s a rare, wonderful feeling when you finish reading a book and just want to turn back to โ€ฆ

2018-09-10: New She-Ra teaser trailer is here. โš”๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

2018-09-07: My fork of Icro now accessibly handles posts with images that include alt attributes. My previous โ€ฆ

2018-09-06: The audiobook for Haven Divided is in production. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽง

2018-08-29: Sneak preview of the audiobook cover for Harmony’s Song ๐Ÿ˜

2018-08-28: Song of the day โ€“ Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper ๐ŸŽต

2018-08-28: The audiobook of Harmony’s Song sounds amazing! I cannot wait for fans to hear it. Narrator โ€ฆ

2018-08-22: Iโ€™ve forked Icro, an open source iOS Micro.blog client, and have begun implementing accessibility โ€ฆ

2018-08-21: SS 2: Comics, Superheroes, and Drew Hayes ๐ŸŽค In this episode of Something to Say, I talk about my love of comics as a sighted child, โ€ฆ

2018-08-18: Electron apps are a scourge upon the Earth.

2018-08-16: Many have asked about audiobooks for Haven Divided and/or Harmony’s Song. I’m happy to โ€ฆ

2018-08-16: Song of the day โ€“ this was mine and my wife’s first dance at our wedding. RIP ๐Ÿ’” โ€” I Knew You โ€ฆ

2018-08-14: ๐Ÿ”– Fascinating. ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿฝ โ€” BREAKING: Ethan Peck Cast As Spock On โ€˜Star Trek: Discoveryโ€™ Season 2

2018-08-12: Writing in a new genre is a lot of funโ€”in the same sense that some people find free falling in the โ€ฆ

2018-08-11: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ Cereal to superhero: 10 great Gretzky pop culture moments

2018-08-10: Two chapters written for my next novel. There are few feelings quite as satisfying. I think this one โ€ฆ

2018-08-08: The Open Web is a Tool, Not a Silver Bullet There have been quite a few good pieces written about the growing discontent toward Twitter, โ€ฆ

2018-08-07: Parallel #1 is just too good! Hosted by Shelly Brisbin and guest starring Larry Skutchan and Stephen โ€ฆ

2018-08-06: I was thrilled to be this week’s guest on the Micro Monday Podcast where we talked about โ€ฆ

2018-08-04: It feels like the years between roughly 1970 and 1990 are just a big blackhole for publishing. Books โ€ฆ

2018-08-03: Song of the day โ€“ Mothers Pride (Remastered) by George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2018-08-03: SS 1: Tech Writing with Shelly Brisbin On this episode of Something to Say, I chat with author and podcaster Shelly Brisbin about writing โ€ฆ

2018-08-03: I am so excited to see Parallel join Relay.FM! It’s a fabulous podcast that brings the โ€ฆ

2018-08-03: Nothing quite like being woken at 4 in the morning by a flood warning alert going off on your phone. โ€ฆ

2018-08-02: Song of the Day โ€” Something To Be by Rob Thomas ๐ŸŽต

2018-08-02: I want to thank everyone for the tremendous support I’ve received this week. There’s โ€ฆ

2018-08-01: It’s quite a remarkable feeling to come across an old external hard drive, plug it in, and โ€ฆ

2018-08-01: For new readers, if you visit The Dragon’s Brood Cycle’s official website and check out โ€ฆ

2018-07-31: It’s ben a good launch day for Haven Divided. Thanks to all my readers for the support and โ€ฆ

2018-07-31: You just could not pay me enough to go skydiving. โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

2018-07-31: News: Haven Divided Has Been Released ๐Ÿ“š Today’s the day! Haven Divided, the second volume of The Dragon’s Brood Cycle, has been โ€ฆ

2018-07-30: ๐Ÿ™Œ Haven Lost and Harmony’s Song are both free for a limited time to celebrate the launch of โ€ฆ

2018-07-30: Haven Divided is out tomorrow! I was invited to write a guest post on the Proof Positive blog to โ€ฆ

2018-07-27: I wish apps would just all settle on either Cmd-R or Cmd-Shift-R for the Refresh/Reload actions. I โ€ฆ

2018-07-26: I think I might be falling in love with KeyboardMaestro. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

2018-07-25: If you say โ€œBy the power of Grayskull!โ€ to the Amazon Echo, Alexa will respond with โ€œI have the โ€ฆ

2018-07-24: SS 0: Introducing Something to Sayโ€”Make Good Art ๐ŸŽค Introducing Something to Say, a MicroCast where I’ll be exploring the creative process, how โ€ฆ

2018-07-23: Book marketing generates more work and more stress than writing the damn thing in the first place. โ€ฆ

2018-07-21: And here’s an alternate version of the Haven Divided trailer, narrated for the visually โ€ฆ

2018-07-21: Check out and share the official book trailer for Haven Divided! ๐Ÿ“š

2018-07-19: Someone needs to make an Apple iiGS or iiE replica keyboardโ€”or at least one with the same key โ€ฆ

2018-07-18: Well, that giveaway sure went a lot faster than I anticipated! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Amazon has awarded all 25 copies of โ€ฆ

2018-07-18: For the next seven days, the Kindle edition of Haven Lost is being given away to 25 lucky readers on โ€ฆ

2018-07-17: TFW someone makes a comment about a tiny detail in your new novel that unwittingly brushes โ€ฆ

2018-07-14: The sequel will be out on 31/July/2018โ€”have you read Haven Lost?

2018-07-13: If GoodReads is your thing, you can now add Haven Divided to your shelves. ๐Ÿ“š

2018-07-13: News: Haven Divided Is Available for Pre-order ๐Ÿ“š I am incredibly excited to finally type those words. Haven Divided: The Dragon’s Brood Cycle, โ€ฆ

2018-07-05: Getting visual formatting right for epub and paperback publications is such a frustrating process โ€ฆ

2018-07-03: Are you interested in reading an advanced readerโ€™s copy (ARC) of Haven Divided in ebook format โ€ฆ

2018-07-03: Currently reading: Super Powereds: Year 4 by Drew Hayes, ISBN: 9780986396854 ๐Ÿ“š

2018-06-30: I have only just begun exploring the work of this classic rock’n’roll/rockabilly artist. โ€ฆ

2018-06-18: I’m now beginning the final formatting for the ebook and paperback editions of Haven Divided. โ€ฆ

2018-06-08: My reading agenda has been a bit derailed by WWDC podcasts and the realization that there is only a โ€ฆ

2018-06-03: I’ve spent the last few days exploring and playing with Pinboard, and I really like it. โ€ฆ

2018-06-03: Song of the day โ€” Sandalwood by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories ๐ŸŽต

2018-06-02: I have received the Haven Divided manuscript back from my editor! I wish I’d been able to work โ€ฆ

2018-05-29: Next up on my reading list is the script to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I was waiting to be โ€ฆ

2018-05-29: Review: The Outsider โ€” by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š It would be next to impossible to write a meaningful review of The Outsider by Stephen King without โ€ฆ

2018-05-25: You can almost taste Samhain in the air. โ€” Haven Divided, The Dragon’s Brood Cycle, Vol. 2

2018-05-24: Iโ€™ve been reading Stephen King’s new novel The Outsider. So far, this is the most enjoyable โ€ฆ

2018-05-20: Between season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿฝ and the new She-Ra โš”๏ธ series, this is the first year โ€ฆ

2018-05-19: Song of the day – Going To a Town – George Michael ๐ŸŽต

2018-05-19: ๐Ÿ”– She-Ra and Girl Culture - Kimberly Hirsh

2018-05-18: I’m a huge Masters of the Universe fan. I really hope this is good. A new She-Ra series is โ€ฆ

2018-05-16: ๐Ÿ”– This is a fantastic discussion and overview of accessibility for software developers. As a โ€ฆ

2018-05-10: Apple Pay on the web is magical. Can we get this everywhere? โ€ฆ On second thought, that’s โ€ฆ

2018-05-09: Haven Divided: The Dragon’s Brood Cycle, Vol. 2 Coming soon!

2018-05-08: If it’s your thing, I’ve launched an author newsletter. Join for announcements about new โ€ฆ

2018-05-04: This song has been stuck in my head all week. This Old Guitar by John Denver ๐ŸŽต

2018-05-03: ๐Ÿ”– A Guide to Micro.blog For People Who Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter, by Jean MacDonald

2018-05-03: The Great Laugh Track Debate ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ“บ Episode 305 of 99% Invisible tells the story of the Laff Box, the contraption which was used to โ€ฆ

2018-04-30: Review: Borderline โ€” The Arcadia Project Series, by Mishell Baker ๐Ÿ“š I just finished reading Borderline, the first book in the Arcadia Project series, by Mishell Baker. โ€ฆ

2018-04-29: Ah โ€ฆ yes โ€ฆ there it is! The whooshing sound as the manuscript for Haven Divided zooms away on the โ€ฆ

2018-04-27: The first book in my Dragon’s Brood Cycle series, Haven Lost, is now available to read for โ€ฆ

2018-04-24: “This is the year of the hungry man, whose place is in the past, / Hand in hand with ignorance โ€ฆ

2018-04-24: Started reading Borderline, the first book in the Arcadia Project by Mishell Baker. I’ve heard โ€ฆ

2018-04-23: My revisions to Haven Divided are complete! Next up: off to my editor. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ“š

2018-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– As an avid audiobook fan and someone who enjoys the nostalgia of vinyl, this is so cool. Plus, the โ€ฆ

2018-04-20: ๐Ÿ”– Tesla was a fascinating fellow. – Nikola Tesla predicted the smartphone in 1926

2018-04-20: Revisions to Haven Divided are now 92% complete. I always find that applying polish to the last โ€ฆ

2018-04-19: ๐Ÿ”– All I ask is for it to be a good film. – Nee Brothers to direct Masters of the Universe

2018-04-19: ๐Ÿ”– This is extremely cool. FicDown is a Markdown based syntax for writing interactive fiction โ€ฆ

2018-04-17: How to Work with Micro.blog as a Visually Impaired User This is a quick guide for using Micro.blog as a visually impaired user in its current state. The โ€ฆ

2018-04-16: Despite the fact that I tend to do my best writing in the evening hours, I’ve belatedly come โ€ฆ

2018-04-14: I’ve been slowly โ€ฆ very slowly โ€ฆ working my way through The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in โ€ฆ

2018-04-13: 75% finished with the revisions to Haven Divided. Right on track to get the manuscript to my editor โ€ฆ

2018-04-11: News: Haven Lost is now just $0.99 in Kindle Stores ๐Ÿ“š In anticipation of the release of Haven Divided, the Kindle edition of Haven Lost is now just $0.99 โ€ฆ

2018-04-11: News: Haven Divided: The Dragon's Brood Cycle, Vol. 2 ๐Ÿ“š The second volume of The Dragon’s Brood Cycle is written! Haven Divided will be shipped off to โ€ฆ

2018-04-10: ๐Ÿ”– Stumbled across this fascinating blog post while researching Braille translation for Esperanto. โ€ฆ

2018-01-02: Unexpected Literary Gems ๐Ÿ“š I’ve always been an avid reader. My taste runs more toward fantasy and science-fiction, but I โ€ฆ

2017-12-07: News: Talking Harry Potter on the Alohomora Podcast ๐Ÿ“š I was honored to be invited onto episode 233 of the Alohomora Podcast. We discussed chapter โ€ฆ

2016-09-06: News: The Introverted Indie Author Podcast #13 I had a ton of fun talking about writing, fantasy, the Dragon’s Brood Cycle, and a host of โ€ฆ

2016-09-02: ๐Ÿ”– I love these kinds of stories. Read, enjoy, and excuse me while I go do some research on Icelandic โ€ฆ

2015-10-27: News: Random Trek 74 I was honored to be invited on as the non-random guest for Random Trek 74, on which we discussed โ€ฆ

2015-07-30: Indie Comic Publisher Offers Comics for the Visually Impaired This is amazing, and I desperately want to see it succeed. For years, I’ve been frustrated by โ€ฆ

2015-05-13: The Tiny Tweet To type a truly tidy tweet, Is something quite divine; One-hundred forty characters, Upon a single โ€ฆ

2015-05-06: News: Universal Harmonics Christie Stratos, my editor for Harmony’s Song, asked me to write a guest post. I’m very โ€ฆ

2015-05-04: News: Harmony's Song: A Dragon's Brood Tale ๐Ÿ“š Last June, I wrote about the release of Haven Lost, the first volume in my Dragon’s Brood โ€ฆ

2015-04-26: Apples to Oranges -- Why the Platform Wars No Longer Matter Over the years, an individual’s choice of which operating system to use for their computing โ€ฆ

2015-04-08: Harry Harrison and Science Fiction ๐Ÿ“š I’m a fan of both science fiction and fantasy. These days, I end up reading a lot more fantasy โ€ฆ

2015-04-08: Feeling Ducky I’ve documented my experiences switching away from Google services over the last few years. I โ€ฆ

2015-03-16: Dr. Seuss on Apple I do not want this new iPhone, My Razr’s fine; it’s what I own. โ€œBut you can browse the โ€ฆ

2015-01-13: Great Reads of 2014 ๐Ÿ“š I’ve always been an avid reader, and the flipping of the calendar is as good an excuse as any โ€ฆ

2014-11-14: News: Snow, Tea, and Dreams It’s the final day of the Haven Lost virtual book tour today. The first stop is at Straight โ€ฆ

2014-11-12: News: Aliens, Wizards, or the Undead It’s day three of the Haven Lost virtual book tour today. Inspector Clouzot, Stephen King, โ€ฆ

2014-11-11: News: Meet Emily Haven It’s day two of the Haven Lost virtual book tour today. There will be two stops on the tour, โ€ฆ

2014-11-10: News: Good Journey Day one of the Haven Lost virtual book tour is today, and the first stop is at Indy Authors. โ€ฆ

2014-08-19: News: Interview on Monkeys Took My Jetpack My dear friend and host of the Monkeys Took My Jetpack Podcast, Eric Troup, invited me on to discuss โ€ฆ

2014-06-23: News: Haven Lost: The Dragon's Brood Cycle, Vol. 1 ๐Ÿ“š Well, Here it is. My first novel has been published, and I am both excited and a little nervous now โ€ฆ

2014-04-14: Looking for Tom Lehrer It’s worth reading every single word of this piece on the incomparable Tom Lehrer. The glimpse โ€ฆ