State of Things: June 2017 in Review

How is it July already? That just went by too quickly! After tweaking the format for the State of Things last month, we now return to something akin to the format I used for the first part of the year. This monthly address, or report, or whatever you want to call it, will always be…

State of Things: May 2017 in Review

This month I’m breaking the standard format for the monthly State of Things report. May has been an atypical month, and June promises to be unusual as well. This was the month that I passed half a million words written year-to-date. Dancing Lights Press just celebrated its first anniversary yesterday. I’m getting the first wave…

State of Things: April 2017 in Review

April was a rough month. A lot of thing are still unresolved. The Easter holiday and the need to travel cut deeply into my productivity. We haven’t received the spring that we were promised. Overall it’s been a very unsatisfying experience of a month. Here’s my April 2017 in review. Risks The Finnish immigration service…

The State of Things: March 2017 in Review

March has been a good month. The days are getting longer, with over 13 hours of sunlight every day. The snow is melting, and the ice is gone from the sidewalks. There are bits of green popping up here and there. A lot of behind-the-scenes things for “businessing the business” have been accomplished, and I’m…

The State of Things: February 2017 in Review

As February comes to an end things are not where I want them to be, but that’s simply my own impatience. Most projects are right on schedule. The things that are behind all involve tasks that I haven’t done before, or haven’t mastered, so the deadlines and timetables were best guesses. 2017 is the year…