Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Random oddities.

I’ve Moved

Not too far though. I have moved my website from vaalascia.wordpress.com to my own hosted site http://www.vaalascia.com. You may need to update your bookmarks, so visit the site and see the new look. Also if you subscribed to stay in … Continue reading

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A New Game in Town

My review of the Ouya Game console as it appears in the MCLC TechTalk blog.  http://mclctechtalk.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=810&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2  

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Escapism

Sometimes we all need someplace to sneak away to even if it is a fictitious hamlet filled with furry animals. What? Let me explain. I recently downloaded Animal Crossing New Leaf to my Nintendo 3DS. My wife and I spent … Continue reading

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Convergence

I was reading the latest edition of Wired magazine when I realized something; it is getting harder to tell the articles from the advertisements. I know ads pay for all the articles in magazines and newspapers. I am just used … Continue reading

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Monday April 22, 2013 – “Paint it Black”

The group Anonymous has called for Monday April 22, to be Internet Blackout Day in response to the House of Representatives passing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Rather than taking down this site for the day, I … Continue reading

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Bob Woodward & The Tale of 2 Stories

I came across these two stories this morning while trolling through my news feed. Both stories are reporting the same event but notice how they differ in tone and mood. When writing fiction, setting the mood for a piece is … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Atlas Shrugged

I finally finished reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. As I said in my Goodreads review it was a very long read, but I could not bring myself to abandoning it. For me when a book is too long I find … Continue reading

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Here is to 2012 and a Bright 2013

I want to thank all the people out there who visited my site this year. 2013 is looking even better with 2 new novel projects in the pipeline for release. I will also be completing my 9th novel. Here’s a hint. There’s … Continue reading

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Filter Out the Noise

This past election season I have kept my politics off this site. My intent for this site has always been to focus on the art, craft and business of writing. Having said that, I do have one comment to make … Continue reading

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E-booking on the Cheap

The other day I came across a review for J.K. Rowling’s new work, Casual Vacancy, interested I clicked on over to Amazon to see about getting a copy. Well any thought of that happening went away when I saw the … Continue reading

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