My Year in Books: 2017

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...

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.

What I Read in 2016: The Year In Review

For the Goodreads graphical version of this report, click here. Over the past few years, I’ve set myself fairly aggressive reading goals, and managed to hit those goals. 2016 is the first year that I can remember falling short of my goal, and not by a little bit—but a...

Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the latest generation of iPhone, which they’re calling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Ironically, the rumors on the internet indicate that Apple will radically re-design the iPhone in 2017, for the tenth-anniversary...

Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn't kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...

I’m Back!

Brad World is back and better than ever! I was fortunately able to restore nearly everything, and get it all back up and running again. That said, I have a much better backup plan in place this time. Hopefully that never happens to me again. Since I had to rebuild the...

Vacation 2015: A Tale of Three Cities

Note: This is necessarily a long post, since it will contain lots of detail about a lengthy and detailed trip. Preface If you’d like to see full highlights from our trip, I’ve put together a Google Photos album, which you can view here. This vacation story begins way...

Career 4.0

I’m about to start a new career. It’s been a while coming, but beginning in April, I start a new job. I’m still with the same company that I’ve worked for over the past 7 years, but with a new position. I will no longer be doing IT support, but instead will be a...

Another 24 Hours with a Windows Tablet

In February, 2014, I wrote a post titled "24 Hours with a Windows Tablet". I had purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, with the intention of using it primarily as a media consumption device, and having the added benefit of it being a full-blown computer that could run...