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The Blackmoon Series

I've got outlines and character profiles and story diagrams and all sorts of other stuff for this series. I even have something around 15,000 words of actual story written. This is one that could actually come about, as I want to write it, I like the idea, and the story excites me. But I've got to sit down and actually take the time to write out the struggles of Arya Dray and company against the vampire Baron LeahVayne and his minions.  

Conviction

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Seven Things

Happy Memorial Day

  Happy Memorial Day to everyone and Thank You to those of you who have done us the honor of serving this country and protecting her people.

You Hearin' Me?

A Day Sucked Away

I don't play it often; because its like crack. But today I played the Sims 3 for roughly 8 hours straight.... ...and it sucked away a whole day of my life without me hardly noticing.   Now I'm off to Waterford.

Broken Promises, Unrealized Dreams

Not really sure what got me thinking about this. It could be just that I'm in a melancholy mood over the last few days, or it could be that I'm feeling guilty about putting all my creative efforts on the back burner. Whatever the case, I stumbled over these in my writing folder and realized that I've not been very good about keeping my promises to myself when it comes to writing. These are just a few of the covers I've mocked up over the years to inspire my writing. None of these has ever made it to completion. A Difficult Dinner is close, but even that has been sitting in a box for 5-years waiting to be edited. So many stories that I haven't written.

Shut Up!

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Warning!

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Water

I found this over at  illpumpyouup.com  and it seems to hold some sound advice, and since I'm on vacation you get it as your post of the day. Water is the safest thing for you to drink. What I mean by "water" is plain water, mineral water, seltzer water, sparkling water or any other water you may have in your area that has ZERO calories. Be sure to check the label on any water you buy because you may be shocked to see sugar or sodium or caffeine, or all three, in some of your favorite waters. Water is the essence of life. Life cannot exist without water. We must always be adding fresh water to our bodies in order to keep them well hydrated. Water can be a wonder cure for a lot of common illnesses such as headaches, fatigue, joint pain, and much more. We can go for weeks without food, but only 3 days without water. Over half your body is made up of water. Water prevents and cures heartburn. Heartburn is an indication of water deficiency in the upper part of the gastroi

Motor City Comic Con and Ronn

I went to the Motor City Comic Con yesterday. Probably, I'll talk about it in the Truckcast. But here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. Tony, Steve, and me. Avengers Assemble... a little crossover going on. I think Tony may be blind. So what exactly is this thing made of? Interesting... I could build one of these... hmmm... it could follow me around and play my .mp3s. I kinda just want to pick it up and carry it around... so cute... Can't understand a damn "word" it's saying. I don't know what ol' Ben Kenobi was talking about; this guy was not easily startled. And there's about a dozen others hidden behind him. So because of my lovely photographer, I was able to meet Erin Grey. Wilma Deering, bitches! She was very nice and of course a huge childhood crush. I feel like I'm cock blocking Buck Rogers right here. Who would have believed she was a Truckcast fan. Superman shirt done wrong. She looks scared. Probably she should be. Superman

Motor City Comic Con 2013

Today I'm in Farmington Hills at the Motor City Comic Con/geek fest/wrestling symposium. I'll be pitching the Truckcast to iconic character creator and comic legend Stan Lee. Hanging with my boys, Parker Stevenson and Alex Winter. And if those two don't get me too drunk, Cary Elwes, Adrian Paul, and I are planning on chasing Lou Ferrigno around the convention hall with burning sticks. Not sure what Heidi and the boys will be doing, but I'm hoping to not end up in jail or find myself waking up with Margot Kidder and Mickey Dolenz again. These things get a little out of hand. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.

Truckcast #48: An Attempt At Fame

My fifteen minutes of fame takes about a half-hour, three to five times a week, and doesn't seem to be working. There are water skiing squirrels that are more famous than I am... An Attempt At Fame [esplayer url="http://arohen.com/audio/Truckcast_20130516_048.mp3" width="400" height="50"] The Truckcast: An Attempt At Fame mp3 -- duration: 30:28

Truckcast #47: Isn't That Exciting

Don't get a face tattoo of a spider, you'll regret it. It makes sense if you listen to today's truckcast... Isn't That Exciting [esplayer url="http://arohen.com/audio/Truckcast_20130516_047.mp3" width="400" height="50"] The Truckcast: Isn't That Exciting mp3 -- duration: 29:31

The Things You Will Regret

I found this through a series of links that I can not attribute, but it resides over at The Thought Catalog and I thought it was worth  re-posting . By  BRIANNA WIEST  You will regret that you didn't care enough about other people. In retrospect, you’ll find that you spent too much time worrying about your own silly nuances that eventually worked themselves out anyway, rather than concerning yourself with others, which is what actually gives you a sense of purpose. You will regret that you didn't apologize and make amends. You will regret that you weren't a big enough person to admit when you were wrong and make amends with someone who really mattered to you. You will regret the people you lost because of this. You’ll know this is the case especially when you find yourself admiring the humility of those who are big enough to admit their faults. We admire most what we wish we could do. You will regret that you spent so much of your time worrying about things that always

Best Wishes to the Bride, Congratulations to the Groom

I did some research and I think Miss Etiquette sums it all up in her blog post devoted to this topic: “Saying congratulations to a bride implies that she has won something – her groom. The groom is to be congratulated for getting the lady to accept his marriage proposal. To avoid controversy, many people just extend their best wishes to the bride and the groom!” We are to assume the gentleman chased his lady, caught her, and persuaded her to become his bride. He is to be congratulated for winning the heart of his lovely bride-to-be. He and his family should be congratulated. She on the other hand is a lovely flower of a woman and we must wish her all the best, and hope that this fellow is everything he has portrayed himself to be. Which is kinda what I thought the deal would be. But now we both know. Party on.

Truckcast #46: Inspirationally Inspiring Inspirations

So there was this guy and he liked to talk to himself, but what he said was incredible... Here check it out, he published some of his stuff... Inspirationally Inspiring Inspirations [esplayer url="http://arohen.com/audio/Truckcast_20130514_046.mp3" width="400" height="50"] The Truckcast: Inspirationally Inspiring Inspirations mp3 -- duration: 30:22

Hero Post

This started life as Truckcast #46, but that was broken... so I threw it away. There is no recycling here. Okay, that's a lie. I recycle a lot of content. I'm earth conscious.

Happy Mother's Day

To all you mothers out there, enjoy your day and thanks for making babies.

WtH?

They Say, I'm Cocky

Truckcast #45: A Nonexistent Que

Is an empty que still a que? I explore that and some other stuff. Really, just more of the usual.... A Nonexistent Que [esplayer url="http://arohen.com/audio/Truckcast_20130509_045.mp3" width="400" height="50"] The Truckcast: A Nonexistent Que mp3 -- duration: 26:32

Truckcast #44: Money Talk

Can you feel the apathy? Some days are less entertaining than others. This may be one of those... Money Talk [esplayer url="http://arohen.com/audio/Truckcast_20130508_044.mp3" width="400" height="50"] The Truckcast: Money Talk mp3 -- duration: 26:25

Truckcast #43: Choosing Civility

So I recorded this in three parts. Part one was before doing some work. Part two was recorded after leaving that work, and was hands down the greatest Truckcast ever recorded. It was full of wisdom and humor and insight, it was also deleted at some point. Part three was recorded days later and shows signs of not actually tying in with part one very well. Then parts one and three were stitched together and presented to you as a final product. Enjoy. Choosing Civility [esplayer url="http://arohen.com/audio/Truckcast_20130502_043.mp3" width="400" height="50"] The Truckcast: Choosing Civility mp3 -- duration: 42:23 The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct Pay Attention Acknowledge Others Think the Best Listen Be Inclusive Speak Kindly Don’t Speak Ill Accept and Give Praise Respect Even a Subtle “No” Respect Others’ Opinions Mind Your Body Be Agreeable Keep it Down (and Rediscover Silence) Respect Other People’s Time Respect Other Peop

I Hear the Call

A List of Truths for Mature People

You can read mature in the title as, us older folks. I didn't write it, I found it on the internet, but here's the list: I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. There is great need for a sarcasm font. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? Was learning cursive really necessary? Google Maps really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired. Bad decisions make good stories. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything produ

Ironing Out Life's Little Wrinkles

Why Complicate Life? Missing somebody ... ... ... Call Want to meet up ... ... ... Invite Want to be understood ... ... ... Explain Have questions ... ... ... Ask Don't like something ... ... ... Say so Like something ... ... ... Say so Want something ... ... ... Ask for it Love someone ... ... ... Tell them Nobody will know what's going on in your mind... It's better to express rather than to expect... You already have the ' NO ', take the risk of getting the ' YES ' We just have one life Keep it simple

Lifes Rules

Like Mahatma Gandhi in a Ball Cap

Truckcast #42: After the Change

I don't notice the Xfinity promised 50gig speeds while browsing, but hot damn did the truckcast upload fast. So this is how this are... After the Change   After the Change The Seven Manly Virtues: From the book by Brett and Kate McKay. Check the link below if'n you want to buy it.