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Gordon Brooks
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Broken Computer and Coming Changes
The Mac Mini that I normally use to update my website (and edit video and photographs and sound) had a dead hard drive. Well, not dead as in inaccessible, but dead as in unbootable no matter what I do, and so although I was able to get all of my data off th...
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Lens, Too
The lens I talked about in my last post will be very useful under a lot of circumstances, but there are at least two situation where I'm going to need a longer lens; facial close-ups, and standing in front of my green screen without casting shadows. So I bo...
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Lens
As I mentioned in my last, all-to-long-ago post, I bought a lens for my new Nikon DSLR. It looks like this: It is a modest lens, of a brand that has never garnered a lot of respect, though at one time Vivitar made quite serviceable low-cost lenses, of which...
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Camera
It's been a long time since I've had a decent camera, either still or video. But a new part-time job to supplement my writing and voice work has given me the budget to at least enter the world of the digital SLR. Not at the top of the line, but a something ...
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Writing In a Winter Wonderland
It's cold outside here in New England; the temperature barely got into the double digits today, and there's snow on the way for the next three days. The house is warm, but the attic, where I do most of my writing, is not. Not so much anyway. And yet here I ...
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Outlining Online
I've been working on the outline for my first juvenile mystery, and I decided to give the web-based tool Trello a try. It's not actually designed as an outlining tool; it's a project management system. But I saw a tweet from someone who mentioned using it f...
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Back At the Mic
2016 wasn't a great year for me. I had health problems, my wife had health problems, and even our cat had health problems. And my father died. So it was very hard amid all of this to juggle too many creative projects. I published a book, and made substantia...
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Just Write
It has been a weird year. Sure, for all the usual reasons—a contentious election, the loss of many wonderful people, Brexit, senseless shootings, and on and on—but it's also been a weird year for me and my family. I don't need to go into all the personal de...
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Wasted Day
I wasted a whole day of sunshine. Or, maybe not. It depends on how you look at it. I'm expecting cold, wet weather for the next three days, so I supposed that I should have been out in the rare sunshine working on the back deck to get it ready for the even ...
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Contested
At the last minute, for reasons of indecision and then technical issues with the cables in my recording workflow, I have once again entered the Great American Song Contest. Last year I submitted Bad News Always Comes In the Mail,  and earned a Finalist awar...
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