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Kiwi in US Writing Market

I had originally written this post for a site called However, since the post went live back on April 25, 2016, the site has gone down. As such, I’ve decided to include the post here on my personal blog instead. So here goes: Kiwi in US Writing Market New Zealand… Aotearoa, as the native Maori […]

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Space… The Final Frontier…

The geek in me is getting incredibly excited. I’ve seen the preview for the new Star Trek movie coming out this week and, oh man… I CAN’T WAIT! Yes, I am a BIG Star Trek fan. I won’t go as far as saying that I dress up like the characters or anything, because I don’t, but […]

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My Birthday Wish

Today, I celebrate my 40th birthday. It’s a big one and many have asked me exactly how I intend to celebrate. For some bizarre reason, all I want is quiet and seclusion. I don’t want to party. I would love just to sit and read — or write. I want the quiet me time. But in […]

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Juno and Radio

It’s been a long time waiting, but the satellite Juno has made insertion into Jupiter’s orbit. Read on to find out why this is so important and exciting.

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It’s July and I’m still here…

I can’t believe that it’s July already. Half of 2016 is gone. So it might be an idea to review where I’m at with the goals that I’d set myself at the start of the year. I had announced my 2016 writing-related goals publicly in a post on Black Wolf where I spoke about the merits of […]

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Remembering the June 2011 Christchurch Quake

Today marks the fifth anniversary of two strong quakes that shook the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. On June 13, 2011, a 5.7-magnitude quake was followed by a 6.3 quake only a few hours later. I look back at it now and realize how fortunate I was.

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Freddy the Flax in the Red Zone

Back in January, 2015, I asked for survivors of the Christchurch quakes to share their stories. The response was overwhelming. I was so touched by all the stories. In February, I was unable to share all the stories with my readers. However, now that we are approaching the fifth anniversary of the June 13th, 2011 […]

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Sunshine Blogger Award…

Sometimes you never know what will come from various interactions on social media. Well, earlier this week, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Errin Krystal.

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