• 7 New Planets Discovered

    In case you missed the big news by NASA yesterday:

    Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.

    “Looking for life elsewhere, this system is probably our best bet as of today,” study co-author Brice-Olivier Demory, a professor at the Center for Space and Habitability at the University of Bern in Switzerland, said in a statement.

    Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star

    It would take anywhere from 300,000 years to 1.5 million years to travel there, so don’t expect us to visit any time soon. Still, a very exciting discovery about possible life elsewhere in the universe.

  • Using Storyist for Blog Management

    Like most people, I’m a little disorganized when it comes to writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quick note, blog post, or even a story; I can never seem to reduce the amount of clutter that I seem to fall into.

    For the last year or so, I’ve been integrating Storyist (Mac, $59) into my every day writing workflow1. Everything from short stories to the more strenuous NaNoWriMo, the app has been nothing but a huge help. Recently, I’ve noticed other bloggers that have put Scrivener to work for them and their blogs, and I decided that I would attempt to do the same with Storyist.

    It turns out, thankfully, that the concept is the same across both apps, with very little modifications, if any, made to the template (available at the end of the post).

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  • Hello World!

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    Hello? HELLO? Is this thing on?

    Ahem. It seems I don’t actually talk here but instead I should just write what I’m thinking. What a concept! Although it might get me into trouble one day…

    But seriously, welcome to version 6 of my website. In the span of close to 8 years, this domain has been through a lot. I could go into the details, but why bore you with them when you can read about it on my About page? In fact, that page says a lot about me, so check it out sometime.

    Anyhow, getting back to business.

    I could state my long-term goals such as writing the next Great American Novel™ or becoming the next Ansel Adams. But realistically, I’d be just as thrilled to share my words or photos with the world. Maybe. It all depends on what the Magic 8 Ball says each morning.

    All I can say is that I will attempt to make writing on this site a regular thing, from sharing a simple link that I find interesting to posting a few words from my writing and even photos that I’ve taken. Just subscribe to the RSS feed if you don’t feel like making your way here on a daily basis. We all do it, so don’t be shy.

    Well to put this sixth “first post” to an end, welcome to my website. Grab a drink and let’s connect.