Dreams are important. They inspire us. They motivate us. Dream big, and dream often. But never forget that dreams are only fantasy, mental movies. They cannot become real or come true until we turn them into goals and pursue them!
|Wit and Wisdom|
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad.
No one will ever call you a boring conversationalist if you let people talk about themselves!
The difference between "involvement" and "commitment" is like an egg and ham breakfast: The chicken was "involved" -- the pig was "commited".
The other old saying is "He who ignores history is bound to repeat it." They sound contradictory, but they really aren't. Looking back can prevent future errors, and can even help with solutions to problems. But humans live in the present and the future, not the past. You have to look out the windshield to see where you're headed!
Jerd Carver wasn’t Captain of the star freighter Startrader. No, he was just a slum-bred cargo handler, until everyone aboard was killed except him. With the help of the ship’s Artificial Intelligence, he located the nearest known settled star, some ten light years away; thirty years away in normal space. There is, however a system just less than one light year away that might have an Earthlike planet. It does have one, and it also has a colony.
Stranded on Haven
|Recent Blog Entries|
Date Published: December 26, 2014
It’s been a long time since I updated this site, but it’s been a busy, exciting and frightening year. I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, which made it necessary for us to leave the Philippines and return to the US for prolonged medical treatment. Please don’t misunderstand; there are world-class hospitals in the Philippines. I had to come back because Medicare doesn’t work outside the US.
Date Published: December 4, 2013
It’s been far too long since I’ve updated this site, and I apologize. But I finally have news worthy of the effort. I have terminated my involvement with Amazon’s “Amazon Select” program, and I can once again also distribute my books through Smashwords.com. This means that if you need my books in .epub or some other format, they’re available, even on iBooks!
Date Published: March 5, 2013
Don't miss this action-packed sequel to "The Privateer!"
Ex-pirate Cale Rankin, his new bride and his partners are in the colonizing business. Since the fall of the Empire, hundreds of planets have lost contact with man-settled space, and thousands of people would like to escape current upheavals by relocating to them.
The Greeners, a community of prosperous "natural" farmers on Santiago, seek a home where they can enjoy a pastoral life.
Date Published: January 15, 2013
Health care in the Philippines is very different than health care in the US. It runs the gamut from outstanding to abysmal.