December Wrap-Up & January Goals

Hey, we did it! If you’re reading this, we survived the train wreck that was 2020. I sincerely hope that your loved ones fared as well, and that we all do much better in 2021. I’m keeping expectations low and assuming that I’m in for another year doing a lot of reading and playing videoContinue reading “December Wrap-Up & January Goals”

Holiday Letter 2020

December 2020 Dear Family & Friends, Hanna, Erik, and the three cats have successfully managed to stay healthy throughout the shenanigans brought by 2020. We are fortunate that both of our jobs ensured continued employment, and while Erik continues to work in-person on his military base, Hanna has been working full-time from home since March.Continue reading “Holiday Letter 2020”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

I swung into November, literally, by attending an amazing sword technique workshop hosted by the Highlander himself, Adrian Paul, on Halloween. If the Sword Experience comes to your area, I can’t recommend it enough. I learned a lot, and what I was already familiar with was a lovely refresher. I look forward to incorporating thoseContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

Based on the dreary, rainy weather outside my office, I suppose fall has officially arrived. Cloudy days call for a second cup of coffee, especially since I have started getting up when the spouse leaves for work to spend some time with Ring Fit Adventure and on the elliptical before my workday begins. It’s brutalContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

Another month of this crazy year has come and gone. The spouse and I escaped to Atlanta for a week, to socially distance with friends who also work from home. It was absolutely lovely and reminded me how much I miss conventions this year. The TARDIS drove and charged beautifully on its first road trip,Continue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

This month slipped away from me pretty fast, like the rest of this summer has, since time has basically ceased to have all meaning. I’m still working from home full-time, I’m still doing a lot of reading, and I’ve done some solid work on book 7 that I’m pleased with. All travel plans through theContinue reading “August Wrap-Up & September Goals”

July Wrap-Up & August Goals

Steel Victory 2.0 Now Available! Buy links and other info The revised edition of the first Steel Empires novel includes: Author’s preferred text for Steel Victory. Foreword by award-winning author and editor Lee Murray. “The Reluctant Master”: A previously unpublished story featuring Victory and Mikelos in the early days of Limani. “Limani: A Brief History”: AnContinue reading “July Wrap-Up & August Goals”

May Wrap-Up & June Goals

Time has ceased to have any meaning. Or is it just me? This was supposed to go out yesterday, but I had a bit of a weekend and losing myself in romance novels seemed a healthier option. But I’m here now, to entertain you with all of my exploits! /checks notes Apparently there is stillContinue reading “May Wrap-Up & June Goals”

Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54

Last weekend, I did my hair, put on clothing that had nothing to do with working out, and attended (virtual) Balticon 54! I participated in four excellent and informative panels from the comfort of my own office with appropriate feline supervision. Perks to a virtual convention: Sleeping in my own bed, eating decent meals, notContinue reading “Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54”

April Wrap-Up & May Goals

/looks around Wow, it’s been a month. So, nothing’s really changed around here. I’m still working from home. I’m still reading a lot and playing too much World of Warcraft. Despite my introvert tendencies, I’ve now missed two conferences, and I miss hanging out with people in person. I have not yet grown my ownContinue reading “April Wrap-Up & May Goals”