Angular 10

I teach several classes at University of Central Florida in which I need to know current development technologies. Right now I am learning Angular 10. Very few students use this JavaScript framework now, but I feel like I need to know it in order to provide a balanced approach. This underscores one aspect of my […]

22,500 Steps

I have a regular exercise routine on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I jog for a mile or two, I run sprints, and then I lift weights. This has helped me lean down and gain strength over the last six months. I have had to buy a lot of dumbbells since the gyms are closed. My […]


I just finished Brian Tracey’s book on goals. It’s short, but summarizes an approach to setting and maintaining goals. His ideas make sense, and I’m going to follow them throughout this summer (Summer 2020). Let’s see what kind of results I get. Zig Ziglar has a goals book that’s also good. I read it many […]

Finding an Agent

My efforts to find a literary agent for my novel Birth of Jai continues. There are many literary agencies, most of which have a number of agents. To effectively query the agency takes time. I start by studying the agency and learn about it to see if it’s a good match for my novel and […]

Back to the Beach

Yesterday I wen to the beach for the first time in quite a while. There were quite a few people there, but by no means packed. The weather was beautiful and the water very pleasant. Taking the time to drive to Cocoa beach and back plus the time at the beach cut into my work […]

Birth of Jai

I recently wrote a novel named Birth of Jai. I am now looking for an agent. I wrote a program that helps automate the query process, and records everything in a local database. I think the story is really cool. The synopsis is below. Birth of Jai Synopsis James Tekmas is a brilliant graduate student […]

Summer of ’20

I have an ambitious set of objectives for this summer. The two top priorities are physical fitness and UCF instruction. I plan to lose body fat and gain strength. I developed a plan with which I can lose the blubber and increase muscle. (I know people say you can’t do both, but in the past […]