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Games, Entertainment, Books, Sports, Food, Philosphy, Current Events

I am Scott Quiggle

Novelist, Entrepreneur, Software Professional.

Welcome to my personal Blog. Here I will write about business, sports, games, entertainment, food, wine-making, philosophy… Though it is hosted at Cool Queue Studios, these are my personal thoughts and opinions and do not necessarily reflect that of the company (as if that matters now). I do my best to avoid politics and religion because they both annoy me. Recipes contained here are of my own design.

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Save Net Neutrality

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in SRQ Blogs | 0 comments

Save Net Neutrality

Included in this post are an entertaining piece from John Oliver’s HBO series that had me both laughing and hoisting a torch and a pitchfork, and the letter I received from “Demand Progress” on the upcoming Internet protest. FCC Chair Ajit Pai and his corrupt corporate greed backers that would take the “free” internet as we know it must be defeated.

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My Advice to Rock Stars, Amazon, Apple, etc.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Music & Concerts, SRQ Blogs | 0 comments

My Advice to Rock Stars, Amazon, Apple, etc.

Maybe there ARE bands that cave into the pressure put on by record producers who feel that they can make more money if they “soften the edge” of their music, or mimic whatever is trending. I have a lot of trouble imagining that. In fact, I choose not to believe that. I’m glad that bands I love like Linkin Park and Shinedown continue to evolve and try new things and stay fresh. It’s part of what makes them exceptional. Every artist should…

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My Ten-Year-Old Daughter was a Male Merchant Sailor in 1774

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in SRQ Blogs | 0 comments

My Ten-Year-Old Daughter was a Male Merchant Sailor in 1774

My daughter went on an overnight field trip as part of the Maritime Programs curriculum series through her elementary school. She went aboard the “California” as a male merchant sailor in the year 1774. I had a “parental assignment” of writing her a letter from home as if I too was living in the era. Being that I hadn’t let my creative lion roar in over two weeks (aka – work on my novel) I probably went a little overboard with it. I took the meat of what I knew of the Quiggle surname and family history, mixed in historically accurate names and facts about the area they settled in, threw in a dash of fiction, and made sausage.

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An Introduction to the SoCal Dolfan Sports Blog

Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Socal Dolfan - A Sports Blog, SRQ Blogs | 0 comments

An Introduction to the SoCal Dolfan Sports Blog

This blog is written by a well-educated mature football fan, inspired by the lively discussions of other men wearing the same colors, influenced by media both local and national, neutral and not, and will be full of insight and opinion of coaching, players, and the general management of the Miami Dolphins – with occasional other sports related topics thrown in.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Steelhead and Tomato Stew (Low-Carb)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Food | 0 comments

Steelhead and Tomato Stew (Low-Carb)

A conundrum produced this recipe. How do I create a delicious dish that (1) keeps me in ketosis, (2)satisfies my craving for seafood, and (3)provides my family with an opportunity to enjoy fish by integrating it as a component flavor instead of the main feature of a dish?

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