I was born in
but I don't really remember the incident. I now live in the
and am a fully naturalized, Social-Security-card-carrying,
income-tax-paying, hybrid-car-driving, HDTV-buying American
- June, 1991
- I graduate with valedictory honors from
West High School,
in the Southern Californian city of
- November 6, 1993
- FREEFALL begins.
- June, 1995
- F.A.R.M. Patrol is released.
I graduate from
with a Bachelor's Degree in
I begin work as a software engineer and sysadmin for the
now-defunct Internet Media Services (IMS), a startup in downtown
- October, 1996
- I buy my first palmtop: a US Robotics Pilot 5000.
- August, 1997
- IMS officially disbands.
- September 22, 1997
- I begin work as a Webmaster Manager at
- January 19, 1998
- I launch Snout.
- July 1, 1998
- I launch What's Up!, an AT&T intranet web site featuring market
intelligence from the AT&T Labs Industry Relations Group (IRG).
- July 26, 1998
- I help launch the AT&T/BT Global Venture web site.
- December 14, 1998
- Pre-production on Superluminary begins.
- March 3, 1999
- The trailer for Superluminary
debuts at Bryan Bell's surprise birthday party.
- April 1, 1999
- The Superluminary World Premiere!
- October 25, 1999
- After a brief hiatus, the HotSheet resumes
publication in a new prose format.
- August, 2000
- I join The Richter Scales!
- November, 2000
- I move into Casa de Snout with DeeAnn, Amber, and Bayla.
- May 5-6, 2001
- Homicide: Life on the Farm, THE GAME.
- September 19, 2001
- The "Murder defies reason" HotSheet.
- January 31, 2002
- I resign from the soon-to-be-dissolved AT&T Labs Marketing Group.
- July 9, 2002
- I begin work as a Webmaster for
- October 19-20, 2002
- FoBiK, THE GAME.
- October 25, 2002
- Amber died today.
- February 1, 2003
- I attend my first acting class at The Voice Factory.
- March, 2003
- Jasper joins the Casa de Snout family.
- July 26, 2003
- DeeAnn and I celebrate our fifth anniversary together, and announce our
engagement to friends and family.
- September 14-19, 2003
- I attend SpaceCamp in Huntsville, Alabama.
- September 26, 2003
- I give two weeks' notice that I'm leaving PalmSource.
- October 13, 2003
- I begin work as a Web Application Engineer at Google.
- July 31-August 1, 2004
- Justice Unlimited, THE GAME.
- March 12, 2005
- CKL + D = Wedding
- November 28, 2005
- I finish a first draft of my first novel, By the Light of the Moon.
- April, 2006
- I help launch The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google.
- May 9, 2006
- I take a ride on the Zero-G plane!
- September 9-10, 2006
- Hogwarts and the Draconian Prophecy, THE GAME.
- September 29, 2006
- The Richter Scales release our first album, We Hate A Cappella.
- November 28, 2006
- I finish a first draft of my second novel, Waypoint Kangaroo.
- January 3, 2007
- I read an excerpt from Waypoint Kangaroo on the KFJC morning show, Unbedtime Stories.
- March 2, 2007
- I talk about "Clues" at the first GC Summit.
- June 29, 2007
- I finish writing my first screenplay, The Gauntlet.
- November 29, 2007
- I finish a first-half draft of my third novel, Spaceship Castle.
- January 18, 2008
- My last day at Google.
- January 23, 2008
- I read an excerpt from Spaceship Castle on the KFJC morning show, Unbedtime Stories.
- April 5-6, 2008
- Midnight Madness: Back To Basics! (THE GAME)
- April 14, 2008
- DeeAnn and I begin Travels With Our Cats.
- May 31, 2008
- We watch a Space Shuttle launch at Cape Canaveral.
- June 13, 2008
- I finish writing my first teleplay, "Apartment of Champions" (an original comedy pilot).
- July 1, 2008
- I get accepted to Viable Paradise!
- September 16, 2008
- DeeAnn and I conclude Travels With Our Cats at our new home in Vancouver, Washington.
- September 21-26, 2008
- Viable Paradise XII
- October 3, 2008
- I launch 512 Words or Fewer.
- November 15-16, 2008
- Sitcom Room 3
- November 29, 2008
- I finish a first draft of my fourth novel, EndGame.
- February 6, 2009
- 512.19 "Better" gets great reviews.
- April 30, 2009
- I finish writing my second screenplay, Sweet Valley Heist.
- May 14-15 & 21, 2009
- I work three days as an extra on Leverage episode 204 ("The Fairy Godparents Job").
- June, 2009
- DeeAnn and I travel to Europe for Jeff & Marina's wedding.
- July 12, 2009
- My short story "Restart" is published in Strangetastic.
- June 21-July 31, 2009
- Clarion West Write-a-thon 2009
- September 13, 2009
- DASH 1 PDX
- October 23, 2009
- I am the featured guest on Strange Love Live.
- November 19, 2009
- I present "How to Solve Any Puzzle in Less Than 47 Minutes" at Ignite Portland 7.
- November 25, 2009
- DeeAnn and I begin podcasting with SnoutCast #1: "ZombiePortLand"
- November 27-28, 2009
- I run the ORCs at OryCon 31.
- November 30, 2009
- I finish a first draft of my fifth novel, Better.
- December 9, 2009
- Good-bye, Bayla.
- January 5, 2010
- I am a professional writer.
- January 7, 2010
- Tye joins the Sole-Chen family.
- February 14, 2010
- My niece Kara is born!
- March 3, 2010
- DeeAnn presents "Travels With Our Cats" at Ignite Portland 8.
- March 4, 2010
- My short story "The Stories We Tell Ourselves" is published in the 100 Stories for Haiti charity anthology.
- March 15, 2010
- I work one day as an extra on Leverage episode 304 ("The Scheherazade Job").
- April 6, 2010
- SnoutCast changes to a weekly format!
- April 24, 2010
- DASH 2 PDX
- May 14, 2010
- I work one day as an extra on Leverage episode 308 ("The Boost Job").
- June, 2010
- My short story "At Long Last, Love" is published in From the Porch Swing: memories of our grandparents (also available on Kindle).
- July 14, 2010
- The first monthly Puzzled Pint event takes place in Portland, Oregon!
- June 27-August 7, 2010
- I participate in the Clarion UCSD Write-a-thon 2010
- August 24, 2010
- My first blog post for ProgrammableWeb.com.
- November 12-13, 2010
- I run the ORCs at OryCon 32.
- November 15, 2010
- I experience my first MRI scan! It's not nearly as exciting as on House. That's probably a good thing.
- November 30, 2010
- I finish a half-draft of my sixth novel, Working Graves: CAVE CANEM.
- January 2-8, 2011
- JoCo Cruise Crazy (on which we also run a Treasure Hunt)!
- February 12, 2011
- I present "Everything I Need To Know About Running The Game, I Have Learned From Running The Game" at the 5th annual GC Summit.
- March 9-13, 2011
- DeeAnn and I attend the Rainforest Writers Village, where raccoons steal our soup.
- June 15, 2011
- I attend a table read of my prize-winning comedy pilot "Apartment of Champions" in Los Angeles.
- July 23, 2011
- The Puzzled Pint Pub Progression (P4), our one year anniversary puzzle hunt!
- June 26-August 6, 2011
- Clarion UCSD Write-a-thon 2011
- November 11-12, 2011
- I run the ORCs at OryCon 33.
- November 29, 2011
- I finish a half-draft of my seventh novel, Kangaroo Too.
- February 9, 2012
- I present "A Homebrew Cat Feeding Robot" at Ignite Portland 10.
- February 19-26, 2012
- JoCo Cruise Crazy II (on which we help run the "Dead Man's Quest?" puzzle hunt)
- March 11, 2012
- CKL+D = ReWedding (our seventh wedding anniversary celebration)
- March 31-April 1, 2012
- We play in The Doctor When Game (second weekend).
- May 13, 2012
- I <3 PDX
- July 25, 2012
- Willamette Week features Puzzled Pint, now two years old, in its "Best of Portland 2012" issue!
- August 3-5, 2012
- WarTron brings THE GAME to Portland, Oregon!
- August 11, 2012
- DeeAnn and I volunteer at the starting line for Hood To Coast.
- September 27, 2012
- My nephew Matt is born!
- October 9, 2012
- Puzzled Pint expands to include Seattle, Washington!
- October 17, 2012
- I undergo my first root canal, which is surprisingly painless and hassle-free.
- November 2-4, 2012
- I run the ORCs at OryCon 34.
- November 30, 2012
- I finish a partial draft of my eighth novel, I'll Take Manhattan.
- December 27, 2012
- My final blog post for ProgrammableWeb.
- February 10-17, 2013
- JoCo Cruise Crazy 3 (on which we run the Star Quest Puzzle Hunt)
- March 3, 2013
- I talk about our JoCo Cruise Crazy puzzle hunts at the 7th annual GC Summit.
- March 31, 2013
- Query Shark loves my novel query!
- April 11-14, 2013
- Paradise Lost III
- June 29-30, 2013
- The WarTron: Boston re-cast of our Game happens!
- July 11-14, 2013
- DeeAnn and I attend Readercon 24.
- August 17-18, 2013
- I enter the Sledgehammer Writing Contest with my written-in-36-hours short story "Born to the Legion."
- September 9, 2013
- My short story "Don't Fence Me In" is published in Song Stories: Blaze of Glory (also available on Kindle).
- September 21, 2013
- My awesome friends put on an amazing, TNG-themed puzzle hunt to celebrate my 40th birthday!
- September 27-29, 2013
- We play in The Famine Game in Washington, DC.
- October 9, 2013
- I work one day as an extra on Grimm.
- November 8-9, 2013
- I run the ORCs at OryCon 35.
- November 12, 2013
- Puzzled Pint expands to include London, England!
- November 14, 2013
- I present "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" at Ignite Portland 12.
- November 30, 2013
- I finish a partial draft of my ninth novel, A Tale of Two Winters.
More to come...
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