Haven't added anything to this site in awhile. Very busy with Allison, Kim, work, and writing. I was awarded an Honorable Mention for my short story "Finding Girls in the 22nd Century Isn't Any Easier" in the 72nd Writer's Digest writing competition. Whoohoo for me! Now I just need to start selling stories and I'll be on my way.

I'm also starting a new weight loss regimen. I lost about 45 pounds a couple of years ago doing The Hacker's Diet but gained it all back. It's basically a 'Eat less (a lot less), excersize more' diet which works if you have the time and willpower to make it work. I don't and I find it hard to eat what I was eating on that diet when I'm making dinner for a girlfriend and daughter in any case. The nice thing for me about THD is that it's written by a geek for geeks and as such focuses on the science behind the diet. That's one of the things I like about the Atkins diet lifestyle as well, it's very science based. When I first heard about Atkins I thought it was gibberish but after reading more about it and seeing some other folks get good results on it, I'm going to try it out. I'm not sure if it's an inaccurate scale or real weight loss but the first day of super-low carbs the scale said I lost 2 pounds. I'll have to see if that's accurate over the next couple of days. I'm going to use the EatWatch tool from The Hacker's Diet to log my weight loss progress on my Visor and also on this page. Good luck to me.