Early last year I looked up the Japanese wolf, due in part to my curiosity about the mechanical wolves depicted in the various animated Zoids series. The information this author discovered remains available here, as does her open hope to find out more about the Japanese interest in lions. Not only did Zoids include mechs … Continue reading The Lion Guardians of Okinawa
Today I leave you with this intriguing article by Belinda Pollard, of Small Blue Dog Publishing: Writers and Editors, try THIS to Get More Done BY BELINDA POLLARD Have you heard of the psychological concept of Decision Fatigue? That we get to the point where we can’t make any more decisions? This article is about a simple … Continue reading Reposted: Writers and Editors, try THIS to Get More Done
I can’t remember when, exactly, I first saw Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, but the show had a big impact on me. While it had some deficits in the writing department, it was still a memorable, entertaining science fiction romp. It ended roughly fourteen years ago, however, and this author almost forgot the show entirely as a … Continue reading Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda
Here is a thought-provoking post from author Christopher Lansdown's website: Dysfunctional Families in Murder Mysteries I was recently watching the Murder, She Wroteepisode It’s a Dog’s Life with my eldest son and it occurred to just how much dysfunctional wealthy families are a staple of murder mysteries. It’s not the wealthy part that’s at all surprising—it’s well known … Continue reading Reposted: Dysfunctional Families in Murder Mysteries
In the spirit of the season, take a look at this interesting article from Popular Mechanics, readers. I have never been blessed with the sight of an Aurora. The last time one came this far south was during the Civil War. Normally, Auroras “sing” – that is, they generate a high series of notes reminiscent … Continue reading Man-Made Aurora – Coming Near You!
….and straight on ‘til morning. One of my novelettes has been accepted by a publisher. The novelette, “Halcyon,” will be appearing in an issue of Cirsova Magazine next year. Thanks to the editor of Cirsova Magazine for this wonderful opportunity and for the professional, courteous communiqués. I am thrilled to be part of one of … Continue reading Bulletin: Second Star to the Right….
Thanksgiving Day always struck this author as a rather sedate holiday. It falls directly between Halloween and Christmas, toning down the hype for the former and preparing for the avalanche of cheerful preparations for the holiest night of the year. Where Halloween is celebrated with costumes and games and Christmas in eager anticipation of gifts, … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Day Meditation