I’ve written a number of things in the past – not all of it good, not all of it finished.  But I *wrote*, extensively.

In October of 2002 I had a fire and lost…well, lost pretty much everything I had. That everything included, naturally, things I’d written down on paper, sketched; drawings, writings, photos.

I’d assumed everything from my past was lost to Fate…but she has a way of coming back full circle.  I’d had an old website back in the late 1990s through the early 2000s; it was barely used towards the end, but what I’d forgotten is that I’d had begun to use it almost as my own personal cloud storage (before we even knew what cloud storage was).

The point is: a number of documents I’d written still existed in digital form.  Hallelujah!

So, with this piece of luck I was able to build out the Old stuff section of this website, highlighting work I did for Illusia: Quest for the Eternals as well as some poetry I’d saved to file.

And in a bit of serendipity, some long-term feelers I’d had out into the internet finally took root.  Back in the 1980s I’d written several computer programs for the Tandy Color Computer, two of which I’d had published in a tech magazine called The Rainbow.  A few more dedicated CoCo lovers out there had managed to compile PDF copies of the entire run of the magazine, and yes my two volumes were amongst them.

Sometimes a little luck and a little persistence is all you need.

That, and cloud storage. Seriously, I’m a box.net junkie now.  Totally worth the peace of mind!