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· Was a Time When

· Broken River

· Memphis 7.9


Short Stories
· Chapter 1: Hooked

· Achafalaya 1, New Orleans 0

· Out-Take: Survival On The Side Of A Mountain


Articles
· Another Arkansas Earthquake

· That Arkansas Earthquake, Don't Worry About It, Right?

· Lessons From The Tsunami, Is The USA Missing Out?

· Penny’s 7.9 Scenario Novels Teach Earthquake Reality Through Fiction

· NBC’s Mini-Series “10.5”, Good, Bad, and Ugly

· Sam Penny’s Reality Fiction Series Describes New Madrid Earthquake Dangers


News
· Broken River Receives Honorable Mention in Darrell Awards

· New Image for The 7.9 Scenario Website

· Broken River Available September 27

· Interview on "Curious Mind"

· Memphis 7.9 Available at Jonesboro Hastings Bookstore

· Memphis 7.9 receives Honorable Mention in Darrell Award competition for Best Science Fiction novel

· Memphis 7.9 finalist for Darrell Award at MidSouthCon 22 in Memphis

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What is a Blog?
6/29/2004 3:54:01 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Acronyms are not intuitive. Once I saw the definition, it was obvious.
There has been much in the virtual press in recent times about everyone's "blog." I looked at several examples and noted what they seemed to be: streams of consciousness, reports of happenings, opinions, musings, drivel, oftimes crap. But it did not occur to me just what the term blog was meant to represent.

Then the other day I read a NYTimes article talking about weblogs, and suddenly the connection was made. A weblog, a 'blog, a blog. What was so outstanding about that? I have been doing that for the past seven years (www.twopennytravels.com).

But as I thought more about how technology has progressed (or more importantly, how parts of it have become so commonplace it is now used in ways one never thought it would be) I realized this is a natural outgrowth of our society. People have the opportunity to expose their minds without fear of embarrassment. It is almost like flashing a parking meter.

In any case, I decided to use this blog to do my flashing, not that it will be erotic, but I might make some of it controversial. I will just have to think of how I can do that.

sjp



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More Blogs by Sam Penny
• Katrina has reinforced my conclusions - Monday, September 05, 2005
• Katrina has stifled my writing - Friday, September 02, 2005
• I'm Back - Wednesday, August 31, 2005
• Crossroads -- now to Alaska - Sunday, May 01, 2005
• Interview at KUBC in Montrose, CO - Wednesday, February 23, 2005
• The FunNSun Writers Group - Wednesday, February 23, 2005
• Shouting in the Wind - Friday, February 11, 2005
• back on the road again - Tuesday, February 01, 2005
• Joys of a little fish - Saturday, January 29, 2005
• Publishing a News Article - Wednesday, January 19, 2005
• They called it "an event of a life-time." - Thursday, January 13, 2005
• Publishing an article - Wednesday, January 12, 2005
• Back in the swing of things - Sunday, January 09, 2005
• Excerpt from Broken River - Sunday, July 11, 2004
• interview w/WLPO La Salle, IL - Friday, July 09, 2004
• radio interview questions - Monday, July 05, 2004
• emsgs from radio interview - Friday, July 02, 2004
•  What is a Blog? - Tuesday, June 29, 2004  


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