Category Archive: bloggy stuff

Jan 18 2014

So, How’d The Test Go, India?

Over the past few days, I’ve had a substantial (for me, that is, a very small fish in the FtB pond) bump in page views, all coming from various locations in India. I have come to learn, over the past couple of years, that this means there is a test coming up. My verse, Time …

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Jan 10 2014

Giving Up Rhyming For A Year

I think, for the year, I will write in prose only; no rhyme and no meter, no scansion, no verse. Iambic pentameter? Perish the notion! We’ll see if my writing gets better… or worse. A year without sonnets, or ballads, or limericks; a year without couplets or bad villanelles; a year when my thoughts must …

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Jan 04 2014

Planting A Seed…

So I sold only a handful of (War Against) Christmas books (e-version here)–not terribly surprising, since it was a last-minute idea that came to fruition right at the time I had the least possible free time to promote it. The only bad thing about it is that with fewer units sold, there was relatively little …

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Jan 01 2014

Starting The New Year Right

So I just ran my first 5K. It was… cold, but not as cold as yesterday–double digits today! But that’s not what I mean by starting the New Year right. I’ve heard it said that one of the best ways to get better at something is to find someone who is doing it better than …

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Dec 30 2013

Paying It Forward…

as per Ophelia… I plagiarized a poet; I Recycled someone’s rhyme; I composed collaborations, Never thinking it a crime It’s the form of my expression; It’s the narrative I choose; It’s the sharing of ideas— Does it really matter whose? Hey, a sonnet is a sonnet, Make the topic what you will— With a rhyming …

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Dec 02 2013

Cyber… Something…

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Hmmm… it appears to be CyberMonday, if such a thing exists any more. Time was, Lulu would offer special discounts on Cyber Monday, so I was waiting for those so I could do this post right…. but it appears they are not (if they do, I will update immediately). The only thing they have is …

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Nov 16 2013



Checked my mail, and there it was! Ink! It’s the latest in technology, delivered to your door Like the internet, but portable—why, who could ask for more? All that Cuttlefishy goodness, but in one convenient book What a marvelous invention; don’t you want to take a look? You can take it to the mountains; you …

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Nov 13 2013

I Feel Like A Million

At some point last night, around 3 AM-ish local time, some visitor here ticked over the odometer, and The Digital Cuttlefish experienced its one millionth view. I rather like the fact that it happened at that hour, because traffic was light, and I can look through the stats and have some idea (but not an …

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Nov 08 2013


So I (think I) finished all the various little “jump through this hoop!” tasks involved in publishing. I see now why publishers exist–that’s a lot of crap to wade through. But since no publisher came begging… I just ordered the very first copy of “Ink”, to see if it is worth offering to the rest …

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Nov 06 2013

time to eat the dog by digital cuttlefish analysis

That was the search term that led to my site today… and which, along with similar searches, has led to my site many times over the past few years, since “Time To Eat The Dog?” was included in a textbook in India. So I googled the phrase, myself, and found… A Paper That Is Full …

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