iphoneandpoptart

My last two letters sent via TinyLetter touch on many topics–from chess to the 1939 World’s Fair to transistors on a computer chip. But they actually go together quite well because they both are about the iPhone in one way or another. How we make calls, how the phones stack up against old …

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MediaCarnivoresCover

I know a lot of authors who have self-published and a lot of authors who have traditionally published (and several who have found an in-between route). Brent Hartinger, my co-host on Media Carnivores, has done both, so together we were able to have a really interesting podcast discussion about this …

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Robot-and-frank-arm-wrestle

With the rise of drones, we’re becoming a lot more conscious of how little robots are interacting with us in everyday life. Recently Mary and I watched an interesting and funny film about that very topic set in the near future called Robot and Frank. Frank is dealing with some …

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coverphoto

I was truly honored to discover last Thursday that I was named “Best Tacoma 2014” by the Weekly Volcano. It was a surprise, even though there was a big smiling picture of me on the cover. Mary and my friend Marguerite convinced me to do the photoshoot without knowing what …

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photobyanonymouscollective

I’m trying something new. (That’s right–another new thing. Because why not?) TinyLetter bills itself as “email for people with something to say.” It’s not built for promotional emails with custom HTML designs and all that jazz. Simple, easy. I’ve subscribed to a few of these, and decided it was time to try …

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erikipadretina

I’ve been feeling the familiar itch to find a new look for this ol’ blog. It was leading to a lack of updates, too. I wasn’t happy with the look of the blog, so I didn’t want to spend much time updating it either. I finally found a little bit of time …

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