Month: October 2013

To do what, drown interestingly?

Today’s Oneword: Flee She stared at the wall of water. It moved faster, blasting across the land, blasting away all she’d known. “We could flee, you know,” he said. She shrugged. “To what?” A smile crept up. “Besides, if we stay here, we at least have a chance.” “To do what, drown interestingly?” More 1-minute … Read More

He stared, baffled, at the large rock

Today’s Oneword: Baffled He stared, baffled, at the large rock. Someone had just run through it, but that someone clearly hadn’t noticed that they were running through a massive solid boulder. He rapped his knuckles on the rock. No hollowness, no give, no cracking. No sense of it being an illusion. How could he run … Read More

Always being both

Today’s Oneword: Instructor “Who do you think you are, instructor or student?” “I’ve been fortunate to live the privilege of always being both.” “Do you think you have something to teach me?” “Do you think you have the willingness to learn? Or do you already know everything?” “I know I don’t really like you.” “But … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: GABF Gold Medals, Rogue Pumpkins, Limited Beers, Events

Oct. 17, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Oakshire & Ninkasi Bring Home GABF Gold Medals The 2013 Great American Beer Festival just wrapped up in Denver, Colorado, and out of 250 total award winners and 25 Oregon medal winners, 2 are from Eugene. Oakshire Brewing brought home GABF gold for Hellshire III in the Wood- … Read More

I always miss plumbing

Today’s Oneword: Scalp The cold water bounced like needles, but she didn’t care. She grabbed the soap and went to work, scrubbing from her scalp to her toes. A month in those bloody mountains, she thought, with barely enough water to drink, much less have a wash. Around her feet, a brown and red flow … Read More

Social Media Tool: Hootsuite

Whatever your field, you need good tools. A carpenter needs a hammer. A cook needs a chef’s knife. And if you do anything related to social media, you need HootSuite. HootSuite is a service and app that helps you manage, schedule and monitor your social media presences. Have a Twitter account and Facebook page? You can view those … Read More

New Urban Fantasy Novella Coming Soon

In my September newsletter, I mentioned that I was hard at work on a new Rucksack Universe project, and that I’d tell you more about it in the October newsletter. Well look at that. Here we are 🙂 Set in Ireland after the events of The Martini of Destiny, the urban fantasy novella e-book Home Sweet Road is the … Read More

Bring the Pub to Your Kitchen with The American Craft Beer Cookbook

Available Now: The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries What would it be like to get booed at your own book launch party? That’s what happened to John Holl, long-time beer journalist and author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries. At … Read More

Over the hill they came, and behind them the city burned

Today’s Oneword: Stampede Over the hill they came, and behind them the city burned. Dogs and cows, men and women, all ran. “It’s a panic,” he said. “Can you blame them?” she replied. People fell; the others ran right over them. “It’s not a panic,” she said. “It’s a feckin stampede. Come on, we have … Read More

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