This is an author's blog written by Pico Triano. 'Pico's Profile' will tell you a little about me. 'Pico's Stuff' will lead you to links and information on how you can access all my publicly available writing. 'Friends and Family' advertises websites on behalf of family and friends. The 'Friend Book Reviews' page is where I review materials written by the many friends I have made as a writer. Finally I recently added a review page for general reviews.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

From Pico's Pen Has a New Home

From Pico's Pen has a new url. This will be the last post at this address. I do get a steady stream of traffic here and would like to see that all transfer over to the new site. If you have found this site please click on the link here to visit my new site. If you are one of my followers, please follow the new site. This one will remain open but will not be maintained or updated anymore.

The new website should be a lot better. It will be easier to follow my writing if you are so inclined. It will also incorporate everything I have learned about this site in time.

Thanks for reading. Looking forward to all my readers visiting the new site.

Pico Triano

Friday, 4 July 2014

Catch Up Update!

This is not working the way I would like it to. I forgot because my Sunday evenings are crazy packed anyway. This will catch me up to last weekend. I've come to the conclusion that I have to do this on a different day of the week. Thursday or Friday could work but maybe it is too soon to make promises.

I will try to get a regular update in here. It is important to keep track of all this stuff. Too far behind becomes too big of a mountain to climb for catching up.

Once this is done I have a whole bunch of other work to do to make this place and the rest of my writing more accessible and efficient.

Bubblews Posts

Frustrated With Facebook

Blackberries In Our Future

The Starters Pistol Has Sounded

Absentee Excuses

Porcupine Lair

Paving the Worst Spot on the Trans Canada

My Mind is Totally Blank

Primal Hunting Instincts

Full Agenda Ahead for Me Today

More Productive Day Than Expected

Not At Work

Television Is Back!

Future Article Inspiration

Computer Clean Up!

Hubpages Articles

Homeschooling-Lessons of Opportunity: The Moose Skull

Homeschooling-Lessons of Opportunity: The Shipwreck

My Three Prong Article Writing Attack

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Pico's Week in Review June 8 - 14

Almost forget to write this week's update. In some ways this week was better than last week. My Bubblews efforts were on track until glitches with the website and my own equipment intervened. Still compared to the previous week my posting was epic.  I thought I did pretty well. I did have an additional focus setting myself up to work on Hubpages again. That took about of time. I think it will be worth it.

Eight posts for the week and they are:

The Big Guy Turns Ten

Mismatched Socks

Moncton Mourns

Mosquito Morning Mayhem

My Agenda Today

Our Beef Goes To Church

Netherlands Lays a Beating on Spain

Resting on the Sabbath

My inaugural Hubpage is a new direction for some of my writing. I found that Bubblews is great for short quick posts with a short shelf life. Hubpages can garner attention for a longer period of time. There are more options for creativity as well. I will be posting my longer more serious work there. First one is below.


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Pico's Week In Review June 1 - 7

When it came to Bubblews this week I didn't get much done. I have my excuses though and I will get back on track this week. I do have a goal to average at least a post a day for an entire year. I think I'm just a bit behind pace now.

Reason I fell behind is that our router for the family Internet system died. It wasn't very simple to troubleshoot either. We tried rebooting the modem and the router. We tried bypassing the router and hooking directly into my laptop. Nothing worked. We finally ended up calling our Internet provider at the neighbour's (our phone runs through the Internet) and communicated back and forth with two way radios. Fortunately the neighbour is within range of our radios. We went through all that procedure all over again with them trying to fix the connection from their end. What finally worked was hooking the modem directly to my son's computer which is a different brand and more up to date. Once we figured out that the router was the culprit we had to wait for the weekly shopping trip to replace it.

Didn't waste the time. I did write two articles for the coming issue of Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road. It's good to be ahead of the game on that count. We're looking forward to another topnotch issue.

Only three Bubblews articles on the list this week:

Not Worth the Money

I Can't Feel My Tongue

Last 72 Hours Have Been Crazy

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Pico's Week in Review May 25 - 31

A weak week on Bubblews. Hope to do better in the coming week. It wasn't that I didn't have writing ideas and materials, I just had too many other things on my plate. Another issue was that Bubblews had quite a few glitches and it wasn't easy to post sometimes.

Here's my five titles from this week:

One of my main distractions from the above writing was getting the June issue of Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road out into cyberspace. I'm quite happy with the results. It has shown some definite improvement and growth this month. Hopefully next month I can be a little more on top of the game and have everything ready in advance. It is a lot of work.

The fruits of those labours are right here:

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Pico's Week in Review May 18 - 24

Another busy week is done. I wrote a post on this blog about a woman who made an important contribution to my writing career. Besides that I've done a lot of preparation work for the next edition of Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road. I'm looking forward to the coming issue because we are introducing and additional contributor.

I had a busy week on Bubblews. That site is working better than it has been. Fewer errors and crashes to annoy those of us trying to write there. I am taking this evening off though. One of my very last calls at work was a credit card customer who just left an abusive relationship. She did a lot of crying. We did our best to make sure that he account could not be accessed by her ex-husband. He's facing jail time. When I got home the news and Facebook is plastered with Elliot Rodgers who murdered six people in the Santa Barbara area a couple days ago. There is a very strong outcry against violence against women. I did have a lot of good ideas for posts but this whole issue is really bothering me. As a father and husband I find the kind of violence in the world incomprehensible. Don't know if I'll write on the subject. At this point my thoughts and feelings aren't in a writing kind of focus.

Bubblews posts from the previous week are right here:

When You Have a Holiday Weekend...

The March of the Chairs

Ego Boost Today!

Should've Bought a Lottery Ticket

Rainy Day Means Writing

Sourdough Vs Regular Pancakes

Local Wildlife Encounters

Okay Now That Is Really Cool

Thursday, 22 May 2014

In Between Post

I should have posted this bit of news some time ago. Our friend Jacqueline invited us over for a special meal together last month. It gave me an opportunity to give her an autographed copy of my book.

When my family stumbled its way into New Brunswick, we met her at church services. One of the subjects we talked about was writing. Jacqui and her mother had both been quite active on at one point and she recommended I go there to continue my journey as an author. That was one of the best suggestions I've ever been given.

Joining that site and getting involved was the next major step for me as a writer. Other writers on that site taught me a great deal. With their input, I reworked that first manuscript through two more drafts. Not only that another writer I met and interacted with on that site led me directly to Inknbeans Press where I became a published author.

Jacqueline's friendship, encouragement and suggestions are appreciated. Any aspiring writer is blessed to have friends like this. Thank you Jacqui. Hope to have more autographed books for you in the future.