Thirty-Six

13,149. That’s the number of days I have been living and breathing on this world thus far. In years, that number is 36. Happy birthday to me. I recently saw a tweet from someone announcing they had reached their 15,000th day. That particular message resonated with me. Why do we count … Continue reading

4K UHD Collection: April 2020

I am back in the collecting game. After several months of work and keeping an eye on deals, I am now inching closer toward 100 titles and have built a pretty nice 4K UHD collection. It started with my first DVD player in 2001. Since then, I have amassed a large collection … Continue reading

Like a Tree

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we … Continue reading

Writing a WordPress book. Again.

TL;DR: Brad Williams, John James Jacoby, and I will be publishing the 2nd edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development this year. It is hard to believe, but it has been nine years since I was approached by Brad Williams to co-author a book alongside him and Ozh Richard. I … Continue reading

2020 goals

With a relatively successful 2019, I am hitting the ground running into 2020. This is the first year in a long time where I feel like I am at a good starting point. One of the big realizations from the past year is that I’m not getting any younger. It’s … Continue reading

2019 year in review

It has been a whirlwind of a year. Looking back at where I ended 2018 and started 2019, I was not fully prepared for everything that happened. The big items from 2019 were: Yours truly turned 35. Shut down the business side of Theme Hybrid. Took a fulltime writing gig at WP Tavern. Began … Continue reading

(Probably) No NaNoWriMo This Year

I’ve been getting the itch again. For the better part of this year, I’ve been looking forward to tackling National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again this November. I’ve been running over plot scenarios in my head for months. I even took the time to write a … Continue reading

2019-2020 network TV schedule

It’s that time of the year again. A new TV season is upon us. With some shows beginning to air this week, I thought it best to post my “to watch” schedule for the fall. Unlike last year, I’ve pared my list down to a handful of shows … Continue reading

Writing again

The mid-year slump hit hard this year. I’m rarely a prolific writer or blogger during the summer. Perhaps it’s the heat down here in south Alabama. It makes you want to sit under the shade of an old oak and sip on a quart of sweet tea. I … Continue reading

Elantris

PRINCE Raoden of Arelon awoke early that morning, completely unaware that he had been damned for all eternity. What a way to start a novel. As a reader, I don’t think about the first words of a book when I first dive in. Ultimately, they’re not that important … Continue reading