Wednesday On Writing: Creating Things

Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Wednesday On Writing: Creating Things

Wednesday on Writing: Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome can affect anyone in any part of their life, but I am going to focus here on what it means for a writer. First, what is Imposter Syndrome? It's the deep down feeling that you aren't a "real" writer. That what you have done, published, accomplished so far isn't good enough or important … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Imposter Syndrome

Chuck Wendig on the Starving Artist

We all have heard the Staving Artist Myth. You know- the writer or artist or creator who sits in a freezing attic, making a packet of ramen noodles last for a week's worth of meals, cold, hungry, alone, but fulfilled. Oh, so romantic, right? No. At least not to me. But we are too often given … Continue reading Chuck Wendig on the Starving Artist

Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art

Did you think that preparing ice for the different events at the Olympics just means getting out the zambonis? Think again: Ice Meisters Are you convinced you have too many books? It seems you don't. I know I will never worry about adding books to my shelves again: Too Many Books is a Good Thing … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art

Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

And you thought you could make balloon animals. Wrong!: Balloon Animals Think color photography is a relatively new thing? Not really. Two French brothers invented a method for taking color photos in 1907. Here's a collection of, well, a lot, of color photos from the turn of the century: Color Photos By now, you should … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

Wednesday Wanderings: New Web Site for Me, Art from Old Tires, The Wave Sandstone Formation, and New Frog Looks Like Kermit

The first link I'm going to share is-- mine! We have a new domain, a new look, and a new beginning. If you've bookmarked the site, your old one should still work, but you might want to change it. And please bear with me while I work out the inevitable kinks. I hope you like … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: New Web Site for Me, Art from Old Tires, The Wave Sandstone Formation, and New Frog Looks Like Kermit

Wednesday Wanderings: Newspaper Sculpture, Toxic Ocean Lake, Ancient Greek Mosaics, and Jupiter

Ever wonder if something other than recycling or composting could be done with old newspapers? Here's your answer: Newspaper Sculpture There is a "lake" in the Gulf of Mexico that you won't want to swim in. (Yeah, the head is kinda click bait-y but I thought it was interesting, anyway): Lake in the Sea Archaeologists … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Newspaper Sculpture, Toxic Ocean Lake, Ancient Greek Mosaics, and Jupiter

Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!

The Hubble telescope has recorded what may be major activity under Jupiter's moon Europa: Water Plumes on Europa (Which is all well and good, but I can't help thinking of 2010: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE." Maybe we should just leave well enough alone?) … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!

Wednesday Wanderings: Tree Art, John Cleese on Political Correctness, Ancient Seeds, and Juno Film of Jupiter’s Moons

Another click baity header, but the art is fantastic: Tree Trunk Carving John Cleese being his usual brilliant self here, with some thoughts on political correctness: John Cleese Speaks 850 year old seeds that still grew: Ancient Squash A stop-motion film from the Juno spacecraft as it approached Jupiter in June. It shows the orbiting … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Tree Art, John Cleese on Political Correctness, Ancient Seeds, and Juno Film of Jupiter’s Moons

Wednesday Wanderings: Conductors Cast Spells, Vitamin D Research in Old Teeth, Nanotech for Indy Driver, and Bowie’s Art on Tour

Well, who knew? Conductors Casting Spells Teeth from skeletons hundreds of years old provide Vitamin D evidence: Vitamin D in Teeth Indy driver Tony Kanaan is using nanotechnology in his shirt to help measure physical stresses: Indy Tech Some of David Bowie's collection of contemporary art is going on tour before it goes on auction: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Conductors Cast Spells, Vitamin D Research in Old Teeth, Nanotech for Indy Driver, and Bowie’s Art on Tour