Looking Forward (October 2022 Update): How I Spent My Summer

This is the quadmonthly happiness report for October 2022. Our belief here at FirewaterCorp is that happiness is defined as always having something to look forward to. In our world, choices in entertainment play a huge role in this pursuit. Our company motto is “Read. Play. Watch. Listen.” And, then, of course: “Write About It.” […]

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Looking Forward (February 2022 Update): New Year, Same Pathology

This is the quadmonthly happiness report for February 2022. Our company motto is “Read. Play. Watch. Listen.” And, then, of course: “Write About It.” “Read” Since the October 2021 update, the following books were completed: Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, by Keith R.A. DeCandido (urban fantasy/media tie-in) Big Damn Hero (Firefly #1), by James Lovegrove […]

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Invasion of the Pod People: my personal history with podcasts (plus, a few 2021 recommendations)

What is a podcast? According to the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary, a podcast is “a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.” The word “podcast” itself is a portmanteau of the words “iPod” and “broadcast.” According to Merriam-Webster, once again, a portmanteau is “a word or […]

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