Review: iPhone X

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.

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.

Review: HP Stream 7

How much would you pay for a 7-inch tablet? An iPad mini, with a slightly larger screen starts at $250, and most Android tablets cost at least $100–$200 or more for a decent one. What if you could get a 7-inch tablet that could also double as a full-fledged PC for...

Retrospective: 2014

As has become my habit, at the end of each year I look back at the previous 365 days, and reflect on events--good and bad--to see just how my year has gone. 2014 had its challenges, and 2015 certainly looks like it's going to be full of change, one way or another. So...

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the 'future', and yet it's still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it's interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version of 2015--the things we have, and the...

Unthinkable: How Apple lured me back…

It's no secret that I'm a technology enthusiast; a gadget geek, through-and-through. For the past few years, I've been a huge proponent of Android, and--while not exactly bashing Apple--I haven't been the biggest fan of iOS for quite some time. But the wind started...

Book Review: Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton has a large collection of works published, including the very popular series Night's Dawn, and the Void trilogy. In Great North Road, a member of the prominent North family is found murdered, in the same exact manner used as a previous North massacre...

24 Hours with a Windows Tablet

I'm kind of a gadget junkie, as most of those who know me are already aware. As such, I'm always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest technology. Lately, my Nexus 7 (2012) Android tablet started acting up, and the battery life has grown inconsistent. It's also a...

Why You Should Stop Storing Contacts On Your Cellphone

We've all been there. You lose your cellphone, or damage it beyond salvation, and there's no way to recover your contacts from it. You're then stuck trying to get everyone to send you their contact information again, ultimately losing a few phone numbers...

Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013 was an interesting year for Jenny and I--a big one, sure--and we...

What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

Each new year, I take a look back at what I've read during those previous twelve months. It never ceases to amaze me how many good books I've read--and how many books I was interested in that turned out to be less-than-stellar. 2013 was no exception, but also saw some...