Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas Everybody!

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given...
and his name will be called
Wondelful, Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace."
(Isaiah 9:6)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Non-Logical Thought

The four basic precepts of

Reality is Thought.
Logic restricts Thought and thus restricts Reality.
Abandon Logic, abandon restriction.
Unrestricted Thought equals unrestricted Reality!
-Will Radcliff, “Nogglestones”

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Good thing I'm an Engineer, huh?

You Are 25% Left Brained, 75% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Can he save the elph?

Here is a Canon Digital Elph. The lens drive mechanism broke. Can I fix it? Let's find out!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Scarry, these quizzes are...

You're Texas!

You aren't really much of your own person, but everyone around
you wishes you'd go away, so you might as well be independent.  You're
sort of loud-mouthed and abrasive, but you do have a fair amount of power.  You
like big trucks, big cattle, and big oil rigs.  And sometimes you really
smell.  But it's not all bad, you're big enough to have some soft spots
somewhere in all that redneck madness.

Take the Country Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid

I took this one twice... just to be sure!

You're Stranger in a Strange Land!

by Robert Heinlein

Most people look at you and think of you as a Martian, even though you
were born on Earth. Silly Earthlings, er, people. Anyway, you've been telling people
about free love and relaxing like it's some radical idea. Most of them want you to go
back to the '60's (or Mars), but others are in your groove. Grok on!

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


You're a Wasp!

Brutal and dangerous, you are capable of wreaking havoc on others
with little remorse. You love mud and seem to appear out of nowhere whenever
people find a bit of wet dirt. You have a fierce temper and don't mind
resorting to it whenever people get in your way, especially by hogging all
that wonderful mud! Your home is where your heart is, but is also relatively
flimsy and ugly. You are almost unquestionably white, Anglo-Saxon, and

Take the Animal Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

I blame Jellybean

You're the University of Santo Tomas!

You are a strong believer. Among your many beliefs are the
ideas that the ends don't justify the means, but war can be justified under
certain circumstances. While you believe you brought the light to an
enormous number of people, others claim that you were only copying an earlier
idea from someone next door. This battle may never be resolved, but you're
glad that the Spanish-American War was. All you need is love.

Take the University Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Latest bits of bloggy goodness.

Well, it's been a little while, but here's the latest:

  • Christmas music all this month on Ink 'n Doodles Radio!

  • I've finally started re-vamping my author website. Check it out over at

  • Joe Tunon's music has been getting some good exposure. His songs are getting played on podcasts from California, Germany, and the UK. Check out Joe's stuff on his website and on his podshow page.

  • I am in the middle of (what I hope is) my last round of revisions of "Murder by Design". I've decided to release this initially as a podcast novel (audio book) to see if it will stand on it's own merits.

  • I've recently re-discovered Podiobooks. I say re-discovered, because they recently updated their website design and it is much better. Check them out... free audiobooks, delivered to you podcast agregator on your schedule. Did I mention that they are free?

Well, that's all for now. Later!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Visiting Brownsville

Magic tricks with tio Rene!

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ink 'n Doodles Radio Episode #9

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Dramatization of "The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers" by JA Areces, music from: Lacuna Coil, Joe Tunon, Allison Crowe, and Mathew Ebel. And a promo for Scott Sigler's podcast novel "The Rookie".

On today's show:

Now go create something!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Joe in concert!

Joe Tunon played live at the St. Timothy parish festival this weekend. Joe debuted the three new additions to his "family": Beyoncé (an Ovation Elite 1778T), Silvia (an Ovation Elite 1868T), and the Bose Cylindrical Radiator PA system.
Great show Joe!

Joe's Podshow Page

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ink 'n Doodles Radio Episode #8

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All right! Here it is... EPISODE #8 LIVE FROM BOSTON!!

Rob heads out to Boston and you get to hear great podsafe music from Munk, Jim's Big Ego, and Mieka Pauley. Stay tuned at the end of the podcast for a special surprise!

On today's show:

Rob talks about:
CC.Chapman , National Novel Writing Month , and J.A.Areces.

Now go create something!!!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Munk Live!

Walking around Boston, I came across Revolution Rock bar and Munk was playing live! Don't know who Munk is? Listen to my podcast or check them out at

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween Everybody!

I received an early treat this morning...
the Ink 'n Doodles Radio Podcast was accepted into iTunes!
Check it out!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Check out my first AudioNovel Recording!

"The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers", by J.A. Areces

Listen to a preview ofThe Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers!
Be sure to subscribe to the podcast feed and you'll automatically receive new chapters as they get released!

This is my first of (hopefully) many audiobook dramatizations... what do you think?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Shadow Falls

I'm hooked on a radio drama podcast called "Shadow Falls".
Check it out (rated PG-13)!

Show description:

For every light that shines... a SHADOW FALLS. Podcasting's first professionally-produced original drama series, SHADOW FALLS tells the eerie tale of a remote Northeastern town that holds secrets some will kill to protect and others will die to expose. Settled 300 years ago by the survivors of a mysterious tradgedy, the people of Shadow Falls have become pawns being used by two supernatural forces seeking to win a war older than time itself, a war which many believe could trigger the Battle of Armageddon, and wipe out humanity as we know it.Those with alliances believe the time has come once again for the cycle to begin anew as two young women have vanished just as a pair of very mysterious strangers have come into town. This time, they believe this war will finally be decided once and for all and all their toil and sacrifices will be rewarded. What they don't know is that they're wrong.Dead wrong.Spun from the wicked mind of author and screenwriter Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, SHADOW FALLS is a fully-immersive and addictive mystery that will leave you gasping for breath and begging for mercy.Just don't expect to find mercy here.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

My name on a plate!

So I was driving around today, minding my own business, when I see this car pass me by. I don't know if you can make out his tag in the picture but it says "ROBSUA"! What are the odds?

Andrew and Brendan

Here are a couple of studies of Andrew and Brendan (who figure prominently in the Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers). This is not a final character design... just some studies. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

First Flight

Just another quick concept sketch...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Concept Art for SSSS

So I was able to spend some time this weekend noodling around creating some preliminary concept art for illustrations I will be doing for The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers by JA Areces.