Category Archives: On Writing

Bubblews Revisited

I previously relayed my first experience with Bubblews as a writing site, which was a short-lived disaster.  While there were a lot of detractors, there were also a lot of writers saying they were making some decent extra money from … Continue reading

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Star Trek TOS: Continuations

Two excellent continuations of star Trek: The Original Series. What do they have to offer the long-time Star Trek fan? Continue reading

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Spelling and Grammar for Writers

A quick guide to spelling and grammar for on-line writers. Continue reading

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Star Trek Continues or Phase II Article – Responses from the Producers

I recently wrote an article comparing the top two fan-produced continuations of Star Trek (the original series).  At the outset of my research, I reached out to both production companies asking them for an interview, or at least a comment … Continue reading

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Thinking about posting on Bubblews? Proceed with caution.

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Goodbye Google Docs, Hello Google Drive

First impressions of Google Drive, Google’s successor to Google Docs. Access from PC, plus supported and unsupported Android devices. Automatically syncs files across devices. Continue reading

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Post New Article on Yahoo! Voices or HubPages?

Some pros and cons of publishing on Yahoo! Voices vs. HubPages, and why my last article on disposable email addresses ended up on HubPages. Continue reading

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HubPages Referals, and News of the Weird.

A friend writes a new Hub on Verizon Phones and Data Plans. Another friend needs help with his weekly News of the Weird World feature. Continue reading

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Writing On HubPages

Since Yahoo!/AC has opted not to renew my Featured Contributor designation, I’ve been thinking about other places to publish. After researching several on-line publishing sites, I’ve decided to give Hub Pages a try. Here’s why, with a link to my first hub, a review of the Gold’s Gym Trainer 480 Treadmill. Continue reading

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Writing for Yahoo!’s Contributor Network (formerly Associated Content)

Changes in Yahoo’s “Featured Contributor” program and Google’s algorithm “adjustments” making it harder to find content on Yahoo!’s Contributor Network, are making me re-focus on other writing sites. Continue reading

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Encrypting Data and Messages for Free

A brief rundown of some of the most popular free encryption choices. Continue reading

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New Writing Sight To Try Out: Suite 101

I’ve been considering joining Suite 101 for a while now, after reading lots of comments on different writers’ forums.  Some found it difficult to join, some found it hard to get articles through the stringent editorial standards, but most agreed … Continue reading

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New Blog for Horse Trader’s Son stories

A long time ago I decided to split this blog up into 2 or more. One for the horse stories, and one for technology and writing. Well, I finally got around to doing it. For stories and ongoing commentary about … Continue reading

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Jerry Pournelle Wrote Me!

Jerry Pournelle, legendary technology columnist and fiction author, sent out a security advisory regarding the compromise of personal data on major online job boards. Continue reading

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Writing for a Local Newspaper Publisher

I recently started writing articles for a publisher who puts out several newspapers local to our surrounding communities. The Davison Messenger, The Tri-County News, The Burton Banner, etc. Some of them were existing publications which he purchased, some are new … Continue reading

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