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The Warped Wisdom Of Mein One Son: The BB King Shakes And Bakes

This story was submitted by our son Eric Key. SJKeyChronicles.com does not condone any of his shenanigans carried out as a youthful misfit. Fortunately he has morphed into a respectable human being having put his misadventures behind him.  Hindsight Hallucinations In today’s day and age, we are seeing more confrontations and disrespect towards our law enforcement officers.  For the record, yes, I am pro-cop.  I’m not sure whether it’s the small town wisdom that I’ve acquired over the years, or my own past experiences that I harken […]

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My Nine Year Old Laptop With Broken Case

Sad State Of Affairs My son Eric. who runs a computer repair shop in Canton, New York, headed up the acquisition of a new laptop computer for me in the year 2010. I have been using it for the last 10 years. He was able to get a good deal for me for about $700. The only major improvements he made to it in that span of time was to upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive periodically. The last upgrade included a 1 Terabyte Solid State Hard […]

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Le Chant Des Bayous

Une Sortie A Minuit The night be clear, all calm about My feet did trod , me had no doubt That I might reach le bateau o mine To float her fast and feel sublime   The moon be full and oh so bright It did mos shine tru out dis night The waters still, no breeze to stir Bayou mine be dere for her   Adelaide do left me, that fo sure My heart do break, there be no cure I comes alone by heya to […]

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Searching The Cosmos Part I: The Impossible Journey

The Nearest Habitable Planet Imagine, if you will, you are tucked inside the fastest, most powerful spaceship ever created. You are hurtling through space at a rate of over 62,000,000 miles per hour being pushed along by the latest fusion rocket engine. Your destination is the closest planet that is theoretically habitable by some form of life. It is an Earth-size planet which orbits the closest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri. Other than the fact that it does not rotate, meaning one face continuously boils from […]

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GOD’S HEAVY HAND

Essay by Stephen J. Key   This was an essay I wrote for a writing contest. I misunderstood the rules and wrote 2000 words instead of the required 2000 characters. There was no reply and I buried the submission in my archives until now. I have presented it here in the hope of providing inspiration for those of you who are facing, or  have faced extreme trials in your own life. Alone On The Seashore The lake was peaceful and serene in the evening sunset as he […]

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The E-Reader Landscape Part II: Converting Hard Copy To Edoc Format

First Steps In my previous blog, The E-Reader Landscape Part I: Converting Hard Copy To Edoc Format, I discussed how I wanted to convert a classic novel into my own format for reading it on my iPad. That novel, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, was available online through a website called Project Gutenberg. Their volunteer contributors had transcripted pages of the original hard copy book, including all the inclusive pictures as well as a photo of the original book cover, and transferred them to an online format […]

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The E-Reader Landscape Part I: Converting Hard Copy To Personalized Edoc Format

Image by permissions from Project Gutenberg My Dilemma The day I decided to start a blog I faced a problem. How do I find all the information I am looking for via the internet. I don’t like reading hard copy material because I have become addicted to easy internet access to whatever I am looking for without having to buy books or go to the library for documentation. If I want to present stories about information that is difficult to find for you the reader to glean […]

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Electronic Device Dependence

My Electronic Cyber Pals Through The Looking Glass I have finally come to the point I am virtually dependent on my Laptop, Cell Phone, and Tablet Style devices to connect with people or other computer systems, for that matter. If I forget to take my cell phone with me when I leave the house, I just turn around and go back and get it. Since it is the only way I can reach the outside world with my actual voice (sans face to face contact), I feel […]

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My Kindle Direct Publishing Experience: Part V_Editing Your Manuscript

My First Edit When I did my first edit on FATE STALKS A HERO:RESURGENCE, I decided to read through the whole manuscript and make corrections as I went along, including rewriting parts that needed it. It’s funny how when you go back over an original rough draft, grammar issues, spelling errors, and repetitive usage of the same word all pop out at you. This is a multi-part series entitled “My Kindle Direct Publishing Experience”. The first blog in the series “My Kindle Direct Publishing Experience: Part I […]

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Sophisticated Scams To Fool Anyone

Image by Stephen Key/SJKeyChronicles  So You Think You Know It All Scam artists are as intelligent as any criminal element out there. I once heard a statement from a preacher on radio who said “criminals involved in money crimes could earn ten times as much legitimately as they do illegally because they are smart”. They choose to do the latter because of the thrill of discovering that they can get away with it. For how long? Doesn’t matter! It’s in their mantra, kind of like a diseases. […]

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