Christopher Daley

Christopher Daley
Somewhere Inside My Brain, California, USA
October 16
I am a school teacher who still wants to be a published writer when I grow up. I think that all children are not the same and any system that treats them that way is broken. Most people think I am not completely right in the head but they have no idea how bad it truly is in there.


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SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 9:45PM

I Work For Free…..Sometimes

The new school year has kicked into high gear and I am loving my new job as a media arts/creative writing teacher. It has however left me extremely busy and tired. I am getting behind on my editing, writing, reading, talking to friends, knowing what the hell is going on in… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 9:14PM

Ugh, editing again

I have been a very bad blogger lately. The truth is I have been really busy. By busy I mean reading a bunch of books and slowly starting up the editing process on my next book. Editing takes me forever but I know what awaits me at the finish line is… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2012 10:00PM

Holy Adaptability, Batman!

I feel like it has been forever since I have written a blog. I have a good reason though. A funny thing happened on the way to the start of my new school year. I got transferred. That’s right, exactly one week before the 1st day of school I was called… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2012 3:15PM

Pinup Girl Boutique

It was our last day in Southern California and we were heading into Burbank to meet up with some friends and have lunch. It was very hot. Not hot enough to melt your shoes to the ground but close. Sheri and I were moving at a brisk pace to get over… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2012 10:37AM

Affleck + JLA = I Can Dig It

Okay, let’s get it out of the way, Ben Affleck has committed crimes against cinema. I saw what happened in Daredevil. The scar tissue from Gigli still torments the brains of anyone who loves movies. There are others but those are going to be the rallying cries of why he should… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2012 12:07AM

Yukon Ho!

This was not the blog I was planning on writing today. I was going to write a brilliant and witty blog about geeks with a side helping of my geeky wife. Only something insidious and foul has gotten in the way.

You know how you go on vacation and you try… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2012 6:41PM

Zip It!

Why yes, I am writing this blog from my room’s balcony while watching airplanes make water landings. After many days of cruising in the Pacific we docked in Ketchikan this morning. The stop I was the most looking forward to and dreading just a tiny bit.

I woke up this morning… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2012 11:35AM

Fat or Not?

When I look in the mirror I fight with my brain. Each and every time. My brain screams you will always be fat. My eyes rebel against the thought. The truth is I am as thin as I have ever been in the last twenty years. I know this to be… Read full post »

JULY 15, 2012 12:17PM

Seriously, Shut The Frak Up!

This was not the blog I intended to write today. That blog will have to wait another day. Now the title of this blog could apply to many things. First and foremost politicians. I mean let’s face it. Every time they open their mouths you have an urge to stick a… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2012 10:59PM

Traveling Man

Red Bluff is too damn hot. I sometimes wonder how we ended up in what can only be described as Dante’s 4th circle of hell. I used to think we spent our summers traveling because we wanted to see the world. I now know we are trying to escape melting. No… Read full post »

Later this year I will be participating in a zombie run with some friends. I am pretty stoked about it. I watched some videos and some of the zombies chasing you are horrifying. I will be genuinely trying to keep away from them.

Some of my friends are training up for… Read full post »

If you read my blog with any regularity you know how much I respect and admire Felicia Day. It is not easy to have a career in Hollywood. It is particularly hard to do it on your own terms. She has accomplished a lot with intelligence and sheer force of will.… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2012 8:45PM

Goodbye Ray

I waited a day to write this. I wanted a chance to really think about how I felt. Put into words what Ray Bradbury meant to me. A day didn’t help. I still feel a little sad. My words feel inadequate.

I have had authors I really admired pass away in… Read full post »

JUNE 1, 2012 12:36AM

Incarnators Published

If I am being completely honest here, I wanted this book out before now. I think I might have been a little stressed about delivering a great last book. When I wrote the first two I did it mostly for myself. I didn’t have any readers at the time. It was… Read full post »

MAY 24, 2012 11:15PM

The Half-Marathon Man

The end is very near on my weight loss journey. I have only two more pounds to go before I am back to where I was before gaining the stupid weight back. Except, somewhere in the back of my mind is a lingering question. Can I get back to my college… Read full post »

MAY 16, 2012 7:34PM

What Next?

As the end of the school year approaches I am trying to take a step back and prioritize where I am going next with my writing, health, and work. My writing has been particularly impacted as of late. I had a rough school year. Between teaching a class full of students… Read full post »

MAY 9, 2012 9:35PM

The Sandman is A Bastard!

I am not going to lie here. I have terrible sleeping habits. I don’t know if I have some dreadful case of lifetime insomnia or it’s just another link in my chain of weirdness. Having said that the Sandman has been a real bastard to me lately (I should know as… Read full post »

So my friend Amy wrote a blog about a stupid article over on Moviefone called “Girl’s Guide to The Avengers” (there were a bunch of other words after that but they seemed useless so I left them out). The article was crap. You know one of those articles that makes your… Read full post »

DRM (Digital Rights Management) does nothing. It stops no one from stealing your book, music, movie, comics. People who are going to break a copyright and post work on a pirate sight are going to do it no matter what. Companies who want to stop piracy (something akin to plugging your… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2012 10:23PM

London: A Love Story

We have returned from across the pond. We are exhausted but had a wonderful time. We both absolutely loved our stay. It was really hard to get up and go to work on Monday. My body is in California but my heart is still in London.

We walked the shit out… Read full post »

APRIL 8, 2012 7:54AM

Are You Happy?

We saw a play last weekend called Maple and Vine. The driving force of the play was the question are you happy? One couple in the play goes through absurd machinations in an attempt to bring happiness into their lives. Sheri and I left really thinking about the question.

It seems… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2012 11:44PM

Slightly Off

I am slightly off and by slightly I mean am not sure I rotate with this planet very often. I am okay with this and have learned to live with it. There are times I drive myself completely crazy though. I have a tendency to lie down to sleep at night… Read full post »

MARCH 19, 2012 11:53PM

iPad 3

I know this will shock no one but I bought an iPad 3 or iPad 4G or whatever the hell they are calling it. What might surprise you was I didn’t really care about upgrading to the new one. This move was done so Sheri could have my old iPad 2.… Read full post »

I have been struggling with the editing of the third book of my Darklands trilogy. I have decided what I need is a deadline. So, I have given myself until the end of this month to get it done. I want Sheri to be able to make her final pass through… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2012 12:42AM

Silly Publishers

Silly, silly publishers reslly don’t get the digital age. They apparently learned nothing from the music and film industry. Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows I have a pony in this race. Trying to carve out a small career publishing my books to the ebook format has kept me in… Read full post »