Mandate Update & Unreleased Tidbits!

Since most of my public updates on Mandate, my novel, have come in the form of quick Twitter posts and status updates, I figured I’d actually write down some more than 140 characters to let everyone know where I’m at. And while I’m at it, I’m going to let slip…

Mandate: Jon’s Interactive Book Project

So for awhile I’ve been thinking of writing a novel, and tonight an idea came to me. 2 ideas actually, and I’m going to tell you 1% of the first idea, and 100% of the second. Confused? OK, let’s go… The 1% of the first idea? The title of the…

Ditching a Paper Notebook?

This post builds a bit on my Life Philosophy, as outlined in a previous post, feel free to read the first part of that post if you want more background! Oh, and this is another long one, so if you want the short of it, here it is: I’m going…

An Open Letter To My Wife: Things I Won’t Do

In the spirit of the book I just read on Abraham Lincoln, I’ve decided to write an open letter (to my wife). As I have no newspaper to publish it in, I suppose my blog will have to do. After all, blogs will most likely replace newspapers in the future…

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas! I’m writing this from Karey’s parent’s house in Burgettstown, and while they are wonderful people in every respect, they are not early birds – even on Christmas. So it’s 10:11 AM and the plethora of Christmas gifts are still unopened, and Karey & I are the only two…

A Long Walk

This morning I had to pick up a vehicle from the mechanics and while it was raining and around 50 degrees out I had the wild idea to walk up there (Rather than drive up and pay, then pick up the car tomorrow). So I put on my earbuds (attached…