Category: Personal Adventures

Ex Jehovah’s Witnesses For Haiti »

Jehovah’s Witnesses are actively discouraged (virtually forbidden) from contributing to relief organizations in response to disasters.  On Friday afternoon someone on the Jehovah’s Witnesses Recovery Forum suggested setting up a site to encourage ex-JWs to donate to Haitian relief funds.  Friday night several of us had a conference call to plan out the details.  Now, […]

Mozy = No Support »

About a year ago I signed up with Mozy, an off-site backup service.  For five bucks a month they back up your files on their servers, so you can restore them if you lose something. The few times I’ve needed them it’s been a simple process.  I’d click “restore” on their software and it showed […]

Have You Listened to the Blood Witness Interview? »

Just a reminder, in case you haven’t listened to my interview with PodioRacket, you can find it here. Blood Witness has received a lot of attention and kudos, and this was a fun interview that got into some of the inspiration behind the book.  Check it out.

Avoid This Ingredient »

As an amateur chief I’m always looking for new ingredients to make my meals more interesting. For instance, one of my favorite ingredients is bulgogi sauce, a meat marinade made with Korean pear. You won’t find it in the supermarket. You’ll have to go to a store that specializes in Asian food. I don’t have […]

Novel Writing Software »

I’m about to start a novel that will have some complex characters and an intricate plot. After hearing writers sing the praises of Scrivener, which is a Mac only application, I’ve been looking for something that will do the same thing on a PC. I’d like to be able to create an outline, character files, […]

Interview with a Vampire . . . Author »

I’ll be doing an interview about Blood Witness on Podioracket this Thursday, June 9, from 9:00 – 10:30 PM (EST). If you’ve got any questions about the novel, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or cults in general, please join us. Call (347) 996-3319 and join the conversation.  While it’s running you’ll be able to listen to it live […]

The Danger of Having an Open Mind »

Once again I’ve been accused of not having an open mind.  Once again it was in a forum where I was pointing out that Alternative Medicine is not only a waste of time and money, but can be deadly.  The response was typical – I know better than you because it worked for me, doctors […]