Apps On Money: Financial Tracking Apps

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I’ve been looking at new ways to work with our finances, ways to make tracking information as easy and compulsive as checking Facebook or Twitter. Recently, my wife and I have turned to apps, testing to see what the best way for us to track our money. Note: My wife and I have completely combined finances. Whatever I see, she sees. …


Your Life is Yours

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” — Steve Jobs I’m not sure anything else needs saying. …


Pitching a film? Here’s how you prepare

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For the past 2 days, I’ve been immersed in film and film culture by attending the St Petersburg Sunscreen Film Festival. At the festival, I took part in what’s called a “pitchfest”, or a way for people to pitch to a bunch of studios at once. By “took part”, I mean, “sat back and watched others pitch.” Yeah. But given that …

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Confusing Truths, Forgetting Duty

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Sometimes I find it hard to justify writing fiction, because the real world is so much more intricate and intriguing than one person could ever imagine. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me. At times like that I remind myself that writing fiction is not reconstructing truth through verisimilitude. Writing fiction is revealing Truth by looking beyond what’s obvious. …


Closing My Windows: Back to Mac for Me

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“Put your money where your mouth is.” I live pretty heavily by that rule, mostly because it’s usually ends up satisfying some curiosity or another. In my case, I wanted to answer the question, could I really leave my Mac for Windows? The short answer: absolutely. However, doing so had its highs and lows. Despite these highs, however, I’ve decided …


Preparing for NaNoWriMo

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This has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. With my new job, my work with Wicked Window Productions, my reading, watching (critically) too many movies, and life in general (including the death of two family members), I’ve hardly had time to (1) write on this site (though I post a large amount of stuff on Facebook) and (2) …