Hedonism through Abstinence?

My decision to give up drinking had a strange point of origin. I finally committed to the decision after reading an article on the subject by Roger Ebert, but I first started thinking about it after an embarrassing episode on Facebook. Someone I know had posted a link to a video of a large-breasted woman […]

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Binary Vision Chapter 8

We’re rapidly approaching the point of no return for Mikhail. It all seems pretty inevitable to me, but I guess I know him better than most…   I followed Carly through the small cafe, past the counter, down a hallway and up to a solid metal slab of a door. She looked up at a […]

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Transmedia Ramblings

Do you remember the first time you saw the map montage used to show the long plane trip in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark? That’s the kind of thing that gets me excited – seeing perfect new uses for a medium. For me, transmedia is about finding those perfect uses and […]

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New Tagline

When I first started my blog, the tagline was “Writer, Editor, Publishing Consultant”. It was a reflection of the things I do professionally, in approximately the order I wanted to prioritize them. Over the years, my actual duties for Gumboot Books and Live Your Dream Workshops meant writing was, in fact, a far distant third […]

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Low Carb Final Check-In

Well, the two-week trial is over and I lost a total of 2 kilograms (about 4.5 pounds). The crazy hunger-pangs haven’t been bothering me since about day eight. I’m hoping that means my body is adapting to use stored fat as energy instead of just soaking up the easy calories I was consuming. Several people have […]

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Binary Vision Chapter 7

Curiouser and curiouser… Or at least I hope so. Anyway, enjoy.   After checking very carefully for any suspicious types in the area, I let myself into my apartment. (Once in a while I still find myself checking over my shoulder before I unlock a door). The first thing I saw was a garbage bag […]

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Transmedia Storytelling

Lately I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the emerging field of transmedia storytelling. In short, it’s about telling stories using whatever medium is best suited and then rolling all those media into a single, kick-ass product. Authors like JC Hutchins are at the forefront of this new movement, and companies like Push Pop […]

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Low Carb Day Ten

Things are still going well with the new diet. I’ve dropped just over two kilograms so far and my energy level is great. I don’t know if it should be attributed to low-carbs, no alcohol or something else entirely, but my productivity over the last few weeks has been exponentially greater. Back in January it […]

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Low Carb Day Five

Still on track with the diet and feeling great. I’ve lost just over one kilogram so far. That’s not a whole lot, but the decrease seems consistent enough that I’m comfortable attributing it to the diet change. Energy levels are still very good. Not missing the afternoon crashes at all. I find that I’m hungry […]

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Binary Vision Chapter 6

I’m not quite sure whether this will wind up as a single chapter or not, but at the moment it fits, so I’ll go with it. As always, comments are welcome.   I was a little distracted when I met Massimo for the first time. Carly and I had only spoken a few times since […]

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