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  • Birthday 11/21/1989

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    Writing, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, computers, listening to music, reading, being a salary man, my spouse Doug.

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  1. colinian

    Coming soon!

    As a Computer Science major I learned the only correct way to enter dates. It is yyyy-mm-dd (and we don't use / because that has a separate meaning in the internet world). Entering them that way means they will always sort correctly: year first, then month, then day. And, no single digits! yyyy-mm-dd means using a 0 in front of single-digit month values and day values. So, today is 2018-09-23. Colin
  2. colinian

    Coming soon!

    They wouldn't have been confused if you'd written the date as 9/26/18 (which you actually did, but I digress). The reason they wouldn't be confused is that while 9 is a valid day value, 26 isn't a valid month value. At least here on earth. Of course, it could represent day 9 in 26 months from now, which would be February the 9th, 2020 which is two years in the future (26 - (12 * 2)). But just think how confused people would get, especially those who are arithmetically challenged. Colin
  3. colinian

    Britishisms gaining a foothold in the U.S.

    This is too bizarre, Bruin. I deleted my comment. I have no idea how it got inside your post. There's an announcement that a new vision of Invision Community is coming that includes a security patch. It will probably be installed soon. Let's hope that helps. Colin
  4. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 19 and 20 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Breathless Story ~ A Short Story by Alan Keslian. A teenage guy goes to a charity bike ride in the hope of catching sight of his sports hero. The event turns out to be a lot tougher than he expected, and he struggles to cross the finishing line. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  5. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 17 and 18 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? Freshman Dorm ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. You've graduated from high school (finally!) and now you're going to college. Everything is different, including sharing a dorm room with a stranger. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. Summer of My Fourteenth Year ~ A Short Story by Grant Bentley. Sandy is thirteen years old so it’s his fourteenth summer… new friends, new adventures, and the start of a new life… a life free from what had become daily fear and abuse Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  6. colinian

    No more Gay-Straight Alliance

    I'm ready, James. Let me know what you find! Colin
  7. colinian

    The Yellowjacket Nest by Colin Kelly

    Thank you, Rutabaga and ChrisR. I appreciate your comments. My knowledge comes from when I was in high school and watched a modest size paper wasp nest being removed from the crawl space under the floor of the home of one of our neighbors. Yellow Jacket wasps in the San Francisco Bay Area are found both in paper nests ( a.k.a. paper wasps, like those removed in my story) and in nests in the ground (a.k.a. mud dauber wasps). Note that these two a.k.a. references are to popular names that have no scientific significance. Rutabaga, you asked, "…what happened to Ryan?" Unfortunately, harkening back to high school days, the response has to be the dreaded: "That is left as an exercise for the students." 😉 A hint, however: No high school students were impacted negatively in the writing of this story. Colin
  8. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 15 and 16 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? The Boy with the Rubik's Cube ~ A Short Story by Pedro. Is he as fascinating as he finds his puzzle? A Boys on Trains story. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. To Thine Own Self Be True ~ A Short Story by Pee Jay. Sometimes you find exactly who you've been looking for. But will he be interested? Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  9. colinian

    No more Gay-Straight Alliance

    So sad! There's no more Gay-Straight Alliance. It's been renamed as the clumsy (in my opinion) "Genders and Sexualities Alliance". The website is still www.gsanetwork.org. The website lists the following as, perhaps, the rationale for the name change (though it isn't stated as such on their website): "GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities." I discovered this change while writing a new story and checked a reference to a school's GSA and discovered it was gone. I then read through the list of clubs and found the Genders and Sexualities Alliance. Then I went to gsanetwork.org and found that it was, really, in fact, renamed. Then I searched Google for 'when was gsa renamed as the Genders and Sexualities Alliance' and found it was in April, 2016. So now we know. A recommendation: Don't go back and change anything in your existing stories. In new stories I'm going to refer to it as the "GSA Network" which they also use on their website. Others can use whatever they prefer. BTW, the Canadian GSA organization (https://egale.ca/portfolio/mygsa/) is still listed as the Gay-Straight Alliance. Yay! Way to go, 'eh? Colin
  10. colinian

    SEX AND GOOD GRAMMAR

    That's why I'd explain exactly how it works to Doug before I took a drop of the medicine! I'd also make sure he wasn't tired!! Colin
  11. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 13 and 14 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? Brady and Bryce ~ A Short Story by Grant Bentley. Brady and Bryce, coming out, hanging out, stepping out, and making new friends. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Dance to Remember ~ A Short Story by Altimexis. So, do you wanna go to the homecoming dance? Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  12. colinian

    Britishisms gaining a foothold in the U.S.

    James, that would be a conflictionary. A new and immediately useful word and tome (available in paperback and on Kindle). That, of course, will lead us to conflictionariest, conflictionarial, anti-conflictionary, and that popular favorite, pro-conflictionary. Colin
  13. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 11 and 12 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. Leaves and Lunatics ~ A Novel by EleCivil. What happens when the truth is hidden? When the past is seen as something to escape? When a person is sheltered from a harsh reality, they are robbed of the opportunity to face it. A story about friends, family, and communication. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  14. colinian

    When You're 70+

    Colin
  15. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 9 and 10 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? The Yellowjacket Nest ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. A budding writer has just two problems that she needs to solve. A story to write. And when to start. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Love Never Meant to Be ~ a Poem by Shadow. Sometimes love is meant to be. Sometimes not. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
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