Doggone it, Foxfier! Look what you made me do! The post on various books I have read sent me down the rabbit hole, giving me cause to remember some of my favorite history books, all of which could be very useful to those looking for research materials. The children’s encyclopedias tend to combine everything – … Continue reading Historical and Research Favorites
Click the link to learn more, readers: TET By Alan W. Dowd Dec 18, 2017 In late January 1968, North Vietnamese forces and the Viet Cong launched a massive offensive throughout South Vietnam. Hurling 84,000 personnel at South Vietnam, the communists struck 36 of the South’s 44 provincial capitals and 100 cities, including Hue in the … Continue reading A Little History
Check out these great pictures of a mother squirrel and her babies, readers! Photos: German Photographer Spots Cutest Baby Squirrels Napping on Windowsill BY ANNA MASON JUNE 3, 2022 Amateur German photographer Ludwig C. Timm snapped the most adorable images of squirrels sleeping after they moved in right outside his own home. At first, Timm and his wife … Continue reading Too Cute!
Take a look at this thoughtful - and thought-provoking - piece, readers: 3 Truths to Remember When Crafting Child Characters Imagine that, for twenty-four hours, you’re limited to the use of half your vocabulary, your awareness of interpersonal subtext dims, and all your skills and strengths revert back to level one. On top of that, … Continue reading Reposted: 3 Truths to Remember When Crafting Child Characters
I have a new anthology live on Amazon, readers! Those of you who purchased Cirsova Magazine's 2020 Summer Issue will recognize "Death's Shadow," of course, but the other five stories have never been published before. Now available in ebook* and paperback*, I give you The Guardian Cycle, Vol.1: In Dreams and Other Stories: A man … Continue reading Bulletin: Welcome to The Guardian Cycle!
You can tell I’m tired when I start titling posts after books by authors I love.* In this case, I blanked on a good title for this article, readers, so I grabbed a Louis L’Amour novel* in lieu of trying to prod my brain any further. I could have done worse than choose a Sackett … Continue reading The Warrior’s Path
Is the Loch Ness Monster real? That is a matter for debate, but recent discoveries suggest a new avenue of investigation for those eager to spot “Nessie,” if they can. Click the link below to learn more, readers: Loch Ness Monster Existence 'Plausible' After Incredible Discovery by Jake Massey The existence of the Loch Ness … Continue reading A New Look at an Old Friend
From K.M. Weiland, readers: 7 Tips for How to Add Complexity to Your Story So you want to add complexity to your story. Most authors do. Complexity just sounds so… sophisticated. It sounds like one of those novels or films that are taken apart and analyzed by really smart critics and professors. It sounds like … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Tips for How to Add Complexity to Your Story
A child has arrived – but not necessarily the way one would suspect. Click the link to learn more, readers! Japan's baby hatch hospital offers mothers 'last resort' For 15 years, the clinic has been the only place in Japan a child can be anonymously and safely abandoned. The pioneering hospital in the Kumamoto region … Continue reading When the Bell Rings
I am not at all sure where to start with this review, readers. The story here is an older one – it was first published and performed in New York City on January 29, 1934. As you can see, despite the title, it missed the holiday on which it was set by a couple of … Continue reading Review: The Joyous Season, A Play by Philip Barry