I agree with this quote, not just because I’m a fantasy author but because some of the best books ever written have dragons in them. Anne McCaffrey’s Dragons Riders of Pern is one worth mentioning, along with Ge... Read more of this blog post »
The National Museum of Scotland includes in its vast collection this item, number T.2012.28:
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Fire alarm for waking deaf people by nasal irritation with synthesized wasabi, awarded 2011 Ig Nobel prize in chemistry, designed by Makoto Imai, Naoki Urushihata, Hideki Tanemura, Yukinobu Taj...
Is reality nothing more than a computer simulation? Some physicists seem to think so according to a report in the BBC (http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160901-we-might-live-in-a-computer-program-but-it-may-not-matter). I played with this theme in one of my short stories many years ago (“What Pric...Read more of this blog post »
Happy Oscar night, everyone! The most magical night of the year here in L.A. I came to this city 20+ years ago because I was chasing my dreams. This night always reminds me of why I came out here in the first place. Thank you, L.A., for all you mean to me and to all the other dreamers out there....Read more of this blog post »
President Trump might turn out to be our nation’s NIMBY-ist in chief, and that could be a death sentence for the country’s nascent offshore wind industry—and, to an extent, onshore wind as well. Well before he set his sights on the Oval Office, Trump tangled with offshore wind developers, calling...Read more of this blog post »
Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.
Here's what's on my mind today:Disconnecting Since it was my daughter's birthday on Sunday, I promised her I would disconnect all weekend, which meant... Read more of this blog post »
I offer three online workshops for your writing and product ownership pleasure. All three are open for registration.
Practical Product Owner: Deliver What Your Customers Value and Need Workshop (Q2 session starts May 8, 2017)
Writing Non-Fiction Workshop 1: Enhance Your Business and Reputation (The... Read more of this blog post »
In my long experience (including being a student myself), students protest about many different things. Some of it is irritating, some of it is silly and some of it is absolutely spot on and makes people change their views. If you asked me to define the duties of a student I would certainly in...Read more of this blog post »
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Jack Dolan has spent almost thirty years solving homicides in Denver, his uncanny ability to speak to the dead learned from his aged mentor whom other cops refer to as Old Grim because of his incredible solve rate. For almost as long, Jack has repressed his sexuality, fearing discovery...Read more of this blog post »
Here's a work-related embarrassing moment. I still remember my cheeks turning tomato-red when I think about it. Like many things in life, it's only funny in "hindsight." By the way, if you're a fan of embarrassing moments, you might want to ch... Read more of this blog post »
The campaign to deport millions is a first step toward the clash of civilizations that the white supremacists in the White House believe is inevitable at home and abroad.
White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire
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Februarie a fost o lună foarte întunecată. Weekendul și ploaia. Și ploaia. Și ploaia. Așa că în loc să mă urnesc și să scriu despre ce citesc, am citit tot mai mult și mai mult… și iar am rămas în urmă (unde mai pui că-s datoare și cu niște postări de anul trecut, care sunt jumătate-ntr-un caiet...Read more of this blog post »
Some links of interest:Tax Resistance Heats Up in the U.S. Allen D. Madison of the University of South Dakota Law School has written up a good summary of The Legal Consequences of Noncompliance with Federal Tax Laws [in the U.S.]. There’s an important difference between what the IRS can do and... Read more of this blog post »
“Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors.”
–Johannes Itten, The Elements of Color
My color obsession continues! What a beautiful, fascinating subject. I just finished a book about green–that’s right, a whole book about green. I...Read more of this blog post »
You can't blame me, though, for confessing that my affection for Spiotta deepened as I learned more about her from my son. She's just really great,... Read more of this blog post »
I think I have to accept the fact that from Saturday to Sunday, any writing or editing that gets done is purely happenchance, and all the planning or good intentions in the world won't change that...
(I put in 7+ hours at the tasting room on Saturdays, from open to close, so my brain's down for th... Read more of this blog post »
As mentioned Elsewhere, Steve and I will be Writer Guests of Honor at MarsCon in Minneapolis next weekend. I know some folks will be coming in from Far Places (Alaska!), and some will be attending their first con, or their first con in years. Below, is a quick idea of what we’ll be doing when a...Read more of this blog post »
I haven’t read this book, but someone mentioned it to me, so I read the synopsis and I now I want to. Has anyone gotten a hold of an ARC? How was it?
In...Read more of this blog post »
Naomi Novik ended her acclaimed, beloved nine-volume Temeraire series last year with a stunning finale, League of Dragons. Fans missing their favorite series can now rejoice: Novik returns with an original Temeraire collection as unique as the world she has created, with each tale inspired by an...Read more of this blog post »
Thank you ARRA and woohoo for Kenji and crew. Read more of this blog post »
I'm typing this on a plane to Australia where I will hunker down and go back to being a man writing a novel, and life will turn into a long-running battle between man and blank page, between man and what happens next, between man and the people in his book who have other idea... Read more of this blog post »
I’m touring 20 US cities (plus dates in Canada and the UK!) with my forthcoming novel Walkaway; the full tour hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m delighted to reveal that the NYC stop on May 3 will be at the New York Public Library, where my interlocutor will be the whistleblower Edward Snowden....Read more of this blog post »
"..fascinating; a true page-turner."
"I thoroughly enjoyed this opening book in a series that should have plenty... Read more of this blog post »
Here's a chance to win one of several Kindle version eBook copies of my newest release, "The Shoemaker," going on at Amazon through tomorrow, Feb. 28th. This is the link to... Read more of this blog post »
I like to highlight certain authors if I'm a fan. Michael Niemann has a new release coming March 1, 2017, Illicit Trade. If you’re a fan of the international thriller, in the vein of John Le Carre, Len Deighton Illicit Trade will be something to take a look at.
Illicit Trade follows two poor Keny... Read more of this blog post »
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