Trip to Paradise

t was early afternoon when the telegram came. There was no earth shaking reverberation to announce the...

Goodnight, My Love

enry Manning is a promising young attorney who is lucky to have found the love of his life. However, a tragic event forces Henry to re-think everything he knows. Along the way, he'll receive help from...

Project M.A.R.S.

he first manned mission to Mars is about to begin. Dan Stapleton, the head of NASA, and the most firm believer in Project M.A.R.S. finds himself tested when an attempt on his life is made, and on the eve...

The Silence of Night

agged and bound, Arthur struggled, desperately working to free himself enough to escape. The task was made more difficult because the floor upon which...

Panic Button

he first sound Hanz was aware of was that of a high-pitched siren, blaring loudly around him. Cracking his eyes, he looked around slowly. The light was blindingly...

What Goes Around

team was rising from the streets, slowly crawling skyward in the chilled morning. The only sound came from the fall of his boots upon the pavement, echoing loudly...

Freakshows – Vol. 1

Foreword Welcome to my first collection of self-published short fiction. These stories, with the exception of "Unfinished Business" were written in 1997, during my Senior year in high-school. The final story in this collection...

Building Worlds

is hearts were pumping loudly; he could feel them beating in his chest. He glanced around nervously, hoping no one noticed, and then realized he was alone. He...
Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the latest generation of iPhone, which they’re calling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Ironically, the rumors on the internet indicate that Apple will radically re-design the iPhone in 2017, for the tenth-anniversary...

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Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...

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Book Review: Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton has a large collection of works published, including the very popular series Night's Dawn, and the Void trilogy. In Great North Road, a member of the prominent North family is found murdered, in the same exact manner used as a previous North massacre...

24 Hours with a Windows Tablet

I'm kind of a gadget junkie, as most of those who know me are already aware. As such, I'm always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest technology. Lately, my Nexus 7 (2012) Android tablet started acting up, and the battery life has grown inconsistent. It's also a...

Why You Should Stop Storing Contacts On Your Cellphone

We've all been there. You lose your cellphone, or damage it beyond salvation, and there's no way to recover your contacts from it. You're then stuck trying to get everyone to send you their contact information again, ultimately losing a few phone numbers...

Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013 was an interesting year for Jenny and I--a big one, sure--and we...

What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

Each new year, I take a look back at what I've read during those previous twelve months. It never ceases to amaze me how many good books I've read--and how many books I was interested in that turned out to be less-than-stellar. 2013 was no exception, but also saw some...

Book Review: The Circle

We live in an age of escalating surveillance--one in which personal privacy is increasingly rare, and more and more of our lives are shared publicly on the Internet. So perhaps it's no surprise that The Circle, by Dave Eggers, takes things a few steps further with his...

Diving Into Programming

Recently, I found something that works really well in physical form, but could be so much better if 'there was an app for that'. I've been curious about mobile app programming for quite some time, but never really had a purpose for learning it. I've never been much of...

The Private Space Race

Planetary Resources & Deep Space Industries For years, science fiction writers have portrayed the future of our solar system as one in which we've mined the asteroid belt, explored the moons of Jupiter, and traveled created cities on the other planets that make up our...

Review: Google Chromecast

Chromecast is Google's latest foray into the world of smart televisions. A $35 stick that plugs into any HDMI-equipped television, this piece of hardware is essentially Google's answer to Apple's AirPlay standard. With this tiny piece of hardware, owners of Windows-...

2013 Mid-Year Book Review

2013 marks my first year using a completely different method and system for tracking my books and what I'm reading. I'm now fully half-way through the year, and so far have no reservations about continuing down this path. It's actually rather impressive the level of...