Real Life Manual (Non-PC) 34: That feeling you have may not be momentum but motion sickness.
Great article in the “adult facebook” on how to be a success at being a wreck. I >> Continue reading
Moxibustion: Burning piles of noxious vegetative matter on you skin, distracting you from what the “therapist” is doing.
And all of you ended up in my e-mail spam bucket. I corrected that. As soon as I work out how to e-mail you, I’ll send each of you a personal e-mail.
What is here at syzygy.org? Lots of things, but over 90% of it is “research.” I check >> Continue reading
The USA and UK governments tell you to Not use the browser that comes with your computer. What is the problem with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer? Two large issues. First, MS does NOT code to standards. These standards are in place for security, speed, and everyone-gets-the-same-experience. Without these, we go back >> Continue reading
This is my first reblog. I prefer thought pieces that I bled copious grey matter sorting through. Normally, the key is some piece of philosophical verisimilitude (not literary verisimilitude) that caught my attention while writing (or hacking on) one of my WiPs. (Works in Progress). This piece hit my inbox >> Continue reading
Sucked it up and submitted my “first page” to the virtual shredder. Time to test Sturgeons Law.
Uh, I think they mostly like it. Time for the next pass, and hopefully 3 – 6 beta readers.
here are some comments.
“the premise is interesting, and I think you DEFINITELY started >> Continue reading
If you read this blog, you’re asking yourself. What is this writer up to? Seems all over the place. To which I answer, THANKS!
I promised three things when this blog http://syzygy.org started. One was to promote other #writer and #artist work. Check out the “Spotlight” for that. Another was >> Continue reading
#Lemmings run to the sea.
#Salmon swim away from the sea.
The #SierraClub spends half of it’s budget getting laws passed to make it illegal.
Okay, I agree, not very funny. Trust me, circa 1973, it was considered a >> Continue reading
I’m not a fan of Walmart. For about 30 years, I’ve had issues with downtowns that die once a walmart sprung up on the bypass. That said, it helps no one #onepercent even to have teleprompter quality arguments splattered across the media. Especially major publications. here is one http://goo.gl/E457vk #huffingtonpost. Do >> Continue reading
Summer is looking like Winter. Too much work, too little enjoyment, non-serious reading. My attempted cure for that:
(not the writer, not the publisher, don’t have a clue who the writer or editor are.)
What happens when a girl falls madly in love, only to discover her new beau >> Continue reading
After lots of mind and time wasting angst, I decided to turn comments on and go against the #commonwisdom. Sorry for anyone this has bothered before. #SciFi. Comment away! Comment Away All!
Big news here in Texas is the flood of illegal #immigrant s crossing the border from Mexico to #Texas. The city government of #McAllen, Tx, ground zero moves to expedite permits and COs for a center to hold these people who have no where to go. The simple answer would >> Continue reading
Holy Horned Tomato Worms. As Granna Hergenreder says, but never in person, in the novel. #SciFi #amwriting #scififantasy #sfrb. Less than two weeks, the Blog: syzygy.org has over 100 registered. All I’ve done is help some fellow #writers and document my #research.
Casting around on >> Continue reading
Another great release from Pippa Jay. You can stalk her at her website http://pippajay.co.uk, or at her blog http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk
She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?
An interesting article (click through below) on the annual, semi-annual, and in the last 10 years, quarterly “performance review.” If you watch “The Office” USA or Brit version, it sends up the performance review about every 3 years. Tragically, Every joke line, happened to me. Many times. Several, >> Continue reading
The Culinary Institute of America has long been on the forefront of open thoughts, artistic merit and expression. Oh, dear, I guess I mean the “other CIA”, the Central Intelligence Agency.
Over the years, starting in the 1970’s, I heard about CIA’s dreaded hand in everything good, despoiling it, and >> Continue reading
17 months ago, I wrote down the following in reference to the VA: “All they do is shove boxes of mind-stealing drugs.” and “Katie and I are scheduled in for our first PTSD consultation in a year, we hope it will not be extended.” and “His death was because the >> Continue reading
NPR collected over 300 of the “best commencement speeches ever.” Click-through URL at end.
I scanned a few, and LoML had to wake me up each time. I decided to check for a celebrity who would at least be entertaining. Yep, NPR thinks Kermit the Frog (Southampton, 1996) is in >> Continue reading
Moxibustion: Burning noxious weeds on your skin, distracting you from what the “therapist” is doing.
Spacefreighters Lounge: Why Women in Scifi is like Horton Hears a Who.
A fair, if somewhat harsh assessment of the state of SciFi. It’s too easy to fall into the morass of “women aren’t taken seriously.” #SFRB #writing There is another way to understand this phenomena. If a >> Continue reading
In a move considered to be a win for the transgender advocacy community. Israel lowered the state age limit for trans reassignment procedure from 16 to 18. Here is the Times of Israel article. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-allows-sex-changes-for-18-year-olds/
This is touchy. And well beyond TG sensitivities. What should be the age of “fully” informed >> Continue reading
In preparation for the eventual publishing of volume one of the Quantum Meadowlark series, “Matryoschka Sarah”, followed by “Matryoschka Daughter” and “Matryoschka Release” I’ve changed my twit from @syzygym to @TerryGeneAuthor. #MyWANA, #AmWriting, #SFRB, #writing
This has possibilities for a fun ten thousand word short story. The boy does not fit in with the rough and tumble boy’s life. He likes gold and begs to see golden jewelry. When he grows up, he doesn’t maintain a masculine appearance. He saves his money to get reassignment >> Continue reading
The Critique Circle, click on medallion above, is a friendly, but serious place to get your baby examined. Start in the “Newbie” queue, until you get used to people saying something your family, >> Continue reading
Could be worse. The last time I took this challenge,
before my first revision, I wrote like Douglass Adams
I write like
I Write Like. Continue reading
Finished rewriting a scene. The Female Main Character has little outlet for activity, due to some nastiness happening. She is funneling her energy into interior activities. The scene is to show this and to show her motivations. This time I added cinnamon to the flapjacks. Got so excited, I had >> Continue reading
Here is a cautionary tale. I have my female MC attacked by a mysterious little man. All she remembers is the 1998 Chevy Station Wagon behind him. It is assumed that the wagon is his, as it disappeared with him. She can describe it, and with the internet, can pin >> Continue reading
There are truths about novels such as the first one is autobiographical. You will not see a single event in my WiP Novels that are biographical. Like most people, no one would buy something that boring. What I refer to are isolated scenes or scene snippets. In the first book >> Continue reading
Funny thing about that. I am collecting scenes as they pop out of the grey matter and/or aether. I have material for both. But at the same time, I have negotiated rights to expand a short story into a full novel in the style of Pinter’s play Betrayal. And, I >> Continue reading
The first novel is Matryoschka Sarah. see bullets below.
The bullets correspond to the drop-down tabs above.
It’s always about the characters.
- Sarah Beth,
- Katie Jo, and
- the Doctor.
- Matryoschka Sarah, a love story.
Survival first, then love. Or is it the >> Continue reading
One night, an idea got stuck crosswise, and at 2AM I start writing. Four days later, I have a basic story, 23,287 words. Looking at file dates this was September 27 – 30. A couple of things happened in the writing. I found that the plot lines were unresolvable in >> Continue reading
Quantum Meadowlark, Speculative Fiction Series
Syzygy of science, philosophy, fiction and fun.
The first novel and work in progress (WIP) is Matryoschka Sarah, a love story
Syzygy – where fiction meets Technology and Philosophy … and Fun!
If you will be hung for cattle rustling, why >> Continue reading
Stunning advice from a recent divorcee, click for original.
MARRIAGE ADVICE I WISH I WOULD HAVE HAD:
Gerald Rogers July 28, 2013
Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about going through divorce that gives you >> Continue reading
Initial publishing of this Blog. Mostly a test of features.
To close a plot hole in the Matryoschka Series of novels, I hypothesized a high-energy sub-atomic effect. Clean simple, and made up from pieces of my haphazard reading of physics papers.
Ooops, like the the M&M characters say, “It does exist.” Well, not quite. Anita, see attached, is the third attempt in Antarctica to find it. Anyone say Neutrinos?http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21635452-experiment-antarctica-may-solve-mystery-cosmic-rays-balloonNeutrino astronomy: Balloon with a view | The Economist.
My apologies. #Captcha’s back.
I’ve been stunned with the number of “subscriptions” from #nobody. It’s like election day in #Chicago, where even the cemeteries have polling stations. The captcha should stop this.
again, sorry for the inconvenience.