My 2017 convention schedule is firming up, so I’m sharing my schedule in case anyone is interested in meeting up and chatting about gaming, writing, or even credit card security (my other specialty). PAX South (San Antonio) (Friday-Sunday) OwlCon (Houston) (Saturday only) ChupacabraCon (Austin) (Friday-Saturday) So far I don’t have any out of state convention trips scheduled. […]
Last night I was on the phone with a writing buddy and he shared with me how he had written 6,000 words that day, to finish up a 10,000 word chapter. I’d also been assigned a chapter in the same book, so I thought it would be interesting to share with you my writing habits […]
If you read my post from last week about giving Scrivener another try, then first I congratulate you on being possibly the only person in the world still reading this blog. Now that I’ve been using the software for week or two I really look back and wonder what the big deal was. This is not […]
If you don’t understand the religious allegiances in the Middle East you can’t hope to understand the forces driving regional politics. In this long New Yorker article, we get a look at Iran’s aspirations. Using underground fighters, Iran– a Shiite state–kept Shiites in charge of Syria, who in turn fought over Lebanon. The early months […]
The PDF below, provided by the FDIC, shows the 20+ year trend of consolidation in the banking industry. Whereas in 1990 there were more than 12,000 commercial banks and 2800 savings institutions, now the number is less than 6,000 commercial banks and less than 1,000 savings institutions. In other words, competition in the banking industry […]
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