Some people, mostly readers of my books, seem to be interested in things I say and do, so from this website read my latest blog postings, explore aspects of my incredibly interesting life, take the PL/SQL Challenge, check out my collection of photos on Flickr, and so much more. I hope you enjoy my life as much as I have!

A Signature for Your Book
Would you like me to sign your book? How about the next best thing: order a signed, personalized bookplate that you can attach to the inside of your book cover. Click here to pick from three beautiful designs, courtesy of my publisher, O'Reilly Media.

On Stevens Mind

Juna Josephine Brings Me Joy!


On 20 May 2015 at 12:29 AM, my second granddaughter, Juna Josephone, was born. Lovely little girl! So now I have two granddaughters and they delight me tremendously.

I Publish My SECOND Children's Book!

How would like it if you were stuck to Eli's bottom for years? Well, this diaper gets tired of the daily grind and decides to find a new and better bottom! The diaper takes Eli along for an exciting adventure, with lots of lessons learned along the way. Wonderful illustrations by Robert Melegari.

For more information and to order a signed copy of Eli and the Runaway Diaper, click here!

Now available: 6th Edition of Oracle PL/SQL Programming

Considered the best Oracle PL/SQL programming guide by the Oracle community, this definitive guide is precisely what you need to make the most of Oracle’s powerful procedural language. The sixth edition describes the features and capabilities of PL/SQL up through Oracle Database 12c Release 1.

Hundreds of thousands of PL/SQL developers have benefited from this book over the last twenty years; this edition continues that tradition. With extensive code examples and a lively sense of humor, this book explains language fundamentals, explores advanced coding techniques, and offers best practices to help you solve real-world problems.

For more information and to order a signed copy of Oracle PL/SQL Programming 6E, click here!

I Publish My First Children's Book

Vivian Vulture
2013 has been a strange and wonderful year in so many ways, and now I get to celebrate a major milestone in my life: on 21 December, Veva Silva and I published our first children's book: Vivian Vulture and the Cleanup Culture. It is a book about vultures and respect and a more holistic view of the world. But forget all that - it has beautiful illustrations (by Veva and Robert Melegari), is hilarious (at least in places), and even rhymes! .

For more information and to order a signed copy of this wonderful book (if I do say so myself), click here!

OMG! It's full of stars!

My wife, Veva Silva, held a very successful holiday sale at her studio and gallery of the above name, online at www.omgstudioandgallery.com. She will be offering classes in 2014 on ceramics, metal clay, jewelry-making and more. Visit the site, visit the studio, take a class!

Life with Granddaughter

Loey is now (December 2013) two years old, getting more beautiful and hilarious and capable with each passing day.

Check our my Loey Lucille Flickr page for lots of photos....

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