Posts by Scott

Sports Radio Has Never Been Better

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Socal Dolfan - A Sports Blog, SRQ Blogs | 1 comment

Sports Radio Has Never Been Better

Do young people listen to AM radio? A quick google on the subject reveals a pretty even distribution from a few years ago. I’ll admit I’m mildly surprised by that. When I was a kid the only time I heard sports talk was on long car trips with my dad. I was an FM-head in perpetual search of a station that dared to play metal. I was certain I would find the same today. Since radio has found its way to the on-line world with streaming websites and apps like iHeartRadio, the life of the radio “vehicle” has been extended immeasurably. But what of the quality?

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There’s a Hitch in my Unbelief

»Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in SRQ Blogs | 0 comments

There’s a Hitch in my Unbelief

A week or so ago, a valued friend and mentor posted this link to her Facebook account: Scottish “Fight Song”
It gave me goose-flesh. Not because the music is beautiful, or expertly performed, though it is… but because of the strange effect these sights and sounds have had on me during my time on this planet. It has injected the drug of doubt into the Chronicles of Scott Quiggle the Unbeliever.

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On Reading and Writing – 3 Book Reviews & My Draft

»Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Books and Writing | 4 comments

On Reading and Writing – 3 Book Reviews & My Draft

My favorite book on writing is On Writing by the master, Stephen King. Printed on the dust jacket on the inside flap is a quote from the book “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.” I often abbreviate this is as “You’re not writing if you’re not reading.” When my wife gives me that wordless look that says “why are you reading when you could be writing”, I explain with even greater brevity. “Reading is writing.” I read King’s book in 2000 when it was published, then again in 2005 when I decided for the dozenth time that Dammit, I am a writer and I am going to prove it! There’s a lot more to it than that, but I’ll save that story...

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10 Reasons Why This Year’s Harvest Failed

»Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Wine Making at Quiggle Vineyards | 0 comments

10 Reasons Why This Year’s Harvest Failed

This is my first post in this category so I will make a few brief statements here about Quiggle Vineyards. In 2002 I got the grand idea to raise a few grape varietals and from them make wine. I read a book called “From Vines to Wines” by Jeff Cox to educate myself. I recruited a group of friends to help me build the trellis system. I planted about 75 vines in my first year with my own muscle, sweat and blisters. Originally, there was Muscat of Alexandria, Zinfandel, and Merlot. Later I added Catawba. Someday I will write about (and share) the experience of building and nurturing my small vineyard. Today I am jumping into the present. Amazon.com Widgets You are looking at a picture (Left) of the five lonely gallons of wine that will come out of Quiggle...

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A Story of Modding in Civilization V – Part I

»Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Cool Queue Studios, Games Development & Reviews, SRQ Blogs | 1 comment

A Story of Modding in Civilization V – Part I

Count this as my first post in SRQBlog in the games category and in being the first, I will take a moment to define “modding” as well as discuss where my “position” in this underworld is. Modding is a slang expression for modifying hardware or software to do something different than the designer’s published version intended. I consider myself an old-timer. I have dabbled in modding games since I re-wrote half of Tuesday Morning Quarterback for the Apple IIe to play and record  NFL formula generated schedules, regular and post seasons, display statistics,  and give all-star caliber players bonuses. That was a long time ago and I’ve edited and modded many games since then. I never hang around in any one game, or even genre, long enough to become an expert. I play...

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