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Writing Platform Reviews – Libre Office – Introduction

I’ll be up front here: I’ve been a huge fan of Libre Office since its early days in the late 90s when it was called Star Office and then Open Office.  Over the versions and years, the application constantly improved, … Continue reading

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Writing Platform Reviews – Bitbucket – Final Thoughts

After using this setup, I can definitely say that it’s working very well.  Typing on the train isn’t ideal (I’d much rather type in a more scenic location), but with this setup I can get quite a lot done.   All … Continue reading

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Writing Platform Reviews – Bitbucket – Taking Things Further

As the limitations of the simple usage detailed in my last post became apparent, I began to experiment with the setup.  So, I ignored the thought that told me to just leave things there, and began to search for another … Continue reading

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Writing Platform Reviews – Bitbucket – Usage on a Smart Phone

The first test I give any writing system is how well I can write on the go.  Laptops or computers are great for writing, but can be bulky and heavy (even the thin models) and you can’t beat the convenience … Continue reading

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Writing Platform Reviews – Bitbucket – Setup

I’ve been searching for a writing application that can do everything that I want when writing a novel.  Being sick of Microsoft Word’s limitations, I decided to explore the different options available currently.   The main conditions I have: Inexpensive – … Continue reading

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Election Thoughts

Back in November of 2016, I responded to another newspaper article that asked for community input.  I’m not necessarily part of “the community” anymore, but my parents are still there.  He included part of his response in his article. http://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2016/12/final-thoughts-on-returning-to-greatness/

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Thinking About Home

I wrote a newspaper column about my hometown as seen from someone now living over seas.   It can be found here: http://www.thealpenanews.com/opinion/editorials-and-columns/2017/03/the-journey-of-a-native-son/

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PitchWars

After changing jobs in April, and unexpectedly again in June, I needed a little more excitement in my life and decided to join PitchWars, a novel-pitching contest.  I’ve been sitting on a novel for a few years, not really doing … Continue reading

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Guest Blog on Exit Teaching Blog

I wrote up an entry on the Exit Teaching blog to talk about my time as a teacher.

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Happy New Year 2016!

I’ve never really been one for New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I try to do a more regular challenge to myself so that I don’t have to build up all of the things I want to do until January.    It … Continue reading

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