time = life, therefore long winded academic articles = evil

I’ve come to a conclusion that might just prove myself a hypocrite, but I’m going to say it anyways…

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I’m starting to get to the really cool parts…

…in both of my stories. In The Lost Colony, Leila, who’s a native of this somewhat primitive civilization that doesn’t understand spacefaring, stows away on a shuttle and experiences space for the first time. Pretty cool! And in The Wormhole Paradigm, tension builds as they set off towards the planet, anticipating that the aliens will intercept them at any time. When they don’t, Mike almost has a nervous breakdown–but that’s about 1,500 pages down the road. Altogether, I wrote 3,000 words tonight. Holy Cow!

There was also a Quark writing meeting today, and it really surprised me…

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Get married in the temple…but just barely!

That’s the advice from Stephen L. Robinson, at least (author of Believing Christ and Following Christ–some of the best books that I’ve ever read on the subject of the Gospel that weren’t scripture).  The other week, he gave quite possibly the most fascinating lecture I’ve heard all year–Paul the apostle on sex and marriage…

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