Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I Ponder

I watched an interesting show recently that focused on Puma Punku in Bolivia. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, here is a link to a wiki entry that will tell you more than you probably want to know. Not me. I find this kind of stuff
fascinating.  I'll take Weird Archaeological Sites for $600, Alex.

Puma Punku is a large stone monument-like complex of undetermined age where the stones appear to be very finely cut in near perfect geometric angles. Some people feel that the complex could not have been constructed in ages past with the simple stone tools available at the time. The shapes of the stone are amazing. The circular holes drilled into the stones are mystifying. I don't think you could do those stones justice with any Black and Decker tools that I'm aware of. The show did some experimenting and found that the cuts came closest to resembling a diamond cut saw.

The television show blamed those pesky old aliens. Yep, your friendly neighborhood extraterrestrials did it. Those little guys and their flying saucers landed, built exotic blocks of stone, used anti-gravity to move them into place, but not in any understandable pattern and then soared back to whatever star they originally came from. Sure, makes sense to me. The kind of mind numbing sense where these same folks, during a different show tried to convince me that Bigfoot is an alien too. I know better. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and know the big fella is home grown, through and through. We've met. We've talked. We exchange Hanukkah cards.

My immediately thoughts upon watching the show was to wonder what a wonderful location Puma Punku would be for us to learn more about our friends the Amser. My guess is they had a lot more to do with the creation of Puma Punku than extraterrestrials did. What do you think? You read up on the location. I'll get to work on my part.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Submit

No. Not like that! Get your mind out of the gutter!

I submitted Amber Gifts to two different publisher this week. I feel like I've thrown one of my children out into the wilderness, except I don't have any real children. It can take months to hear back from these people so in the interim I'll keep up my online projects and finish the third story. I have it at least a third done and know most of what happens next, I just haven't been in a place mentally to continue. Maybe I can do that soon.

A wonderful friend is starting a new life in Florida this week. Let's all keep a good thought for her as she begins this great new adventure. It's a pity she'll be almost as far South of me as she was North of me before the move. No dropping by for tea and crumpets any time soon. Gas has gone up about twenty cents a gallon in the past week. Holy Cow!


Monday, March 19, 2012

I Blog!

I've never been much of a blogger. Ask anyone who knows me. I write short little bits, not long, complex, descriptive material. I don't do much in my life, so blogging that I ate breakfast, took my assorted medications required of this aging would-be author and then spent the day writing or thinking or watching some damn TV show just doesn't strike me as very interesting.

Here's what I'm going to do:

  1. I'm going to write at least one blog entry every week. Be prepared for the strange, the obscure or the just plain lame. You've been warned.
  2. I'm going to try and talk about my stories. I like them. No publisher does.... yet. In truth only one has seen my first story but more will come. I'll keep you posted.
  3. If you comment, I'll try and respond. If you're kind, then I'll be kind. If you're unkind please be advised that I have worked in Technology since before there was such a word and I can make the silly little tricks that Anonymous has done to banks and business and the Vatican look like child's play. Again, you've been warned.
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