Retrospective: 2017

Retrospective: 2017

As I do each and every December, I sat down to write about the past year, and all its up and downs, reflecting on whether it was a good year, or a bad year. 2017 must be categorized as both. For Houston, it was both a great year, and a terrible one. For me and my...

Trip to Paradise

It was early afternoon when the telegram came. There was no earth shaking reverberation to announce the transition, just a knock at a perfectly normal door.

Goodnight, My Love

Henry Manning is a promising young attorney who is lucky to have found the love of his life. However, a tragic event forces Henry to re-think everything he knows.

Project M.A.R.S.

The first manned mission to Mars is about to begin. Dan Stapleton, the head of NASA, and the most firm believer in Project M.A.R.S. finds himself tested when an attempt on his life is made, and on the eve of the launch, a conspiracy is detected…

The Silence of Night

Gagged and bound, Arthur struggled, desperately working to free himself enough to escape. The task was made more difficult because the floor upon which he lie—the trunk of a midsized car—heaved and bucked…

Panic Button

The first sound Hanz was aware of was that of a high-pitched siren, blaring loudly around him.
Cracking his eyes, he looked around slowly. The light was blindingly bright, and for some reason his head hurt.

What Goes Around

Steam was rising from the streets, slowly crawling skyward in the chilled morning. The only sound came from the fall of his boots upon the pavement, echoing loudly off the tin walls of the empty warehouses that lined the narrow streets.

Freakshows – Vol. 1

My first collection of self-published short fiction.

Building Worlds

His hearts were pumping loudly; he could feel them beating in his chest. He glanced around nervously, hoping no one noticed, and then realized he was alone.

My Year in Books: 2017

To see the full list of books I read this year, click here. I've been doing these year-end book reviews for a decade now. This year, I'm beginning a huge shift away from updating a website, and just using the incredibly-valuable tools already on the Internet--like...

Review: iPhone X

The iPhone X (yes, it’s pronounced “10”, not “ex”) was announced to much fanfare, and fans immediately began salivating over it. Critics argued that it was merely copying what was already out there–phones like the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, and others. And while those criticisms are somewhat valid, after using the iPhone X for a few days, it’s clear that they’re not exactly true. This really is a next-generation smart-phone, and in many ways has arrived ahead of time.

UCS Millenium Falcon Time-lapse build (4K) – LEGO 75192

The LEGO Star Wars 2017 UCS Millenium Falcon is not only the largest LEGO set ever produced (and most-expensive), but is an EPIC build that took me right around 29 hours in total to assemble. This is a timelapse video showing the entirety of the build,...

UCS Millenium Falcon Unboxing – LEGO 75192

I barely managed to snag the largest-ever LEGO set released today: The Ultimate Collector's Series Millenium Falcon This thing is HUGE, and is going to take a LONG time to put together. I wanted to show the unboxing of this massive set, and tell the story...

My Smartphone History

Episode 001: I found my first-ever smartphone, and thought I'd share the history of my smartphone journey.

Apple, I Wish I Could Quit You

With the release of the next wave of Android flagship phones, namely the Galaxy S8 by Samsung, I find myself lusting over that new phone, and yet, want as I might, I cannot make myself switch back to Android. Apple has managed to lock me in, and I can't navigate my...

Review: Apple AirPods

At long last, truly wireless earbuds! Apple has received a lot of criticism for the AirPods since their announcement. Many have complained about the look of the ear buds, the price, and the idea that it might be easy to lose them, but few people have actually provided...

Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen)

Amazon wants us all to believe that the Echo, and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, is something we absolutely need in our homes. She's an always-listening artificial-intelligence assistant, ready to help out in myriad ways. Alexa can provide information from the web;...

Retrospective: 2016

As has become my custom, I take a look back at the previous year, the good and the bad, the surprising and the obvious, and reflect on the year as a whole. Many would agree with me that 2016 was not a great year. It saw turbulence across the globe, in all aspects of...