This is my post for RJ Scott’s annual Autism Awareness Blog Hop. The theme for this year’s blog hop is Animals.
I’m going to start with a couple of facts about autism:
Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)
There are various comorbid con...Read more of this blog post »
By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
This two-word query is one of the most important questions a novelist asks while working on a project. Various answers can propel an author’s characters into riveting plot twists or brain-throbbing conflicts.
But for someone seeking to live a faith...Read more of this blog post »
This past Thursday and Friday, I was in San Antonio for TLA—the Texas Library Association’s annual conference. I brought my microphone. In this episode, we talk to librarian Curren McLane, a member of TLA’s planning committee, and to Venessa Carson, who is part of the School and Library Marketing...Read more of this blog post »
Looking over paper proofs for the STARSWEPT hardcover…. man, this whole offset printing thing is complicated!!
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Portrait of Hermitage Cat as a Waiter in the tradition of Dutch costumed portraits. The 70 cats that still roam the grounds (and occasionally the galleries) hearken back to Empress Elizabeth, who sourced them from Kazan. And like other royals, the cats have their own press secretary. (at The Herm...Read more of this blog post »
Writers frequently get asked by aspiring writers how we come up with stuff. Should you plot it all out first using those spreadsheets and index cards and lists of “beats” , or make it up as you go along? Do you know from the start who the bad guys are and what’s going to happen? Is the thing abou...Read more of this blog post »
YouTube got slammed by the LGBTQ last month after it became known that their “Restricted Mode” included LGBTQ themes and were blocked as “mature content”.
YouTube has since claimed it was a mistake and that now the videos are readily available.
“We were unintentionally filtering content from Restri...Read more of this blog post »
When the meek need defending, they call on Blue Demon, a guardian of bloodshed and retribution. Its loyalty is forever, as long as you remain righteous. For those that oppress the demon’s flock, life grows short. It kills in the most brutal fashion, and maims those it most despises...Read more of this blog post »
Hace un mes, y antes aún más, teníamos la sensación de que la izquierda había tirado la toalla en Francia. El Partido Comunista Francés dudaba entre apoyar a Mélenchon o acudir por separado a las elecciones. Finalmente tomó la decisión razonable: sumar fuerzas. Y tras una campaña extraordinaria,...Read more of this blog post »
Waktu adalah sebuah hal yang nampaknya biasa saja. Ada waktu di jam tangan. Jam dinding. Jam laptop. Bahkan di jam yang ada pada setiap gawai. Tetapi, itu hanyalah sekadar eksistensi dari waktu. Esensinya sendiri, sulit untuk dijabarkan.
Mengapa waktu membuat kita menua? Mengapa waktu bisa berbe... Read more of this blog post »
Say hi to one of our two foster kittens! This very shy one is Mack (short for Mackerel tabby which is what he/she is and also in moments: Machiavelli) Haven't been able to gender him or her because s/he's super shy and I think still a little skittish around humans. Here's Mack in the sink where w... Read more of this blog post »
4X games (e.g. Civilization, Master of Orion, for this discussion I’m also counting Paradox-style grand strategy like Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Stellaris) have a well-known problem where, once you get sufficiently far ahead, you’ve basically already won and the game stops being very int...Read more of this blog post »
I spent a good chunk of the weekend cleaning and organizer various things around the house. If you’re a home owner sometimes it feels like the weekend is so busy that the week itself is more relaxing.
I did manage to get in, finally, some playing of Field Commander: Alexander, and tried to launch...Read more of this blog post »
There’s a new video up on my YT channel (link in bio), I’ve also just sung a live duet with this one over at http://ift.tt/2pYKTvXRead more of this blog post »
Sound of Us (Us #2) is now available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited. My experien... Read more of this blog post »
Who's going to pay bubble-valuation prices for the millions of suburban homes Baby Boomers will be off-loading in the coming decade as they retire/ downsize?
Longtime readers know I follow the work of urbanist Richard Florida, whose recent book was the topic of Are Cities the I...Read more of this blog post »
The pressure upon left-handed people is that they’re supposed to have a natural-born tendency to be creative, artsy, and have a flair for all those things of which those who favor using the opposite hand do not. We lefties, it’s presumed, should have it easier at a) singing, b) acting or c) speak...Read more of this blog post »
Hello, all! It’s finally here! Darkest Hour Before Dawn, Book 9 in the THIRDS series is out now! Woot! I’m so very excited that we finally get Seb and Hudson’s story. I hope you all love these guys as much as I do. To celebrate their love, we’re having a Seb and Hudson goodies bag giveaway! Ju...Read more of this blog post »
How a Mother Daughter Retreat can bring harmony into your relationship with your teen. It’s great to have a wonderful relationship with your daughter, but it’s also normal for teenage issues to destroy that relationship at some point. If this happens, don’t beat yourself up. You could be the bes...Read more of this blog post »
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When I was in college I grew my hair out till it was well past my shoulders. I have thick and very straight brown hair and I thought it looked pretty good. I kept it that way until I graduated from law school, and then I had it cut for my job interviews. I’ve...Read more of this blog post »
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In the indie authors’ world, smart minds have been wondering for a while if the era of the permafree has passed its prime. At the moment, I can’t remember when I first put The Lost Centurion for free, but it’s definitely longer than a year, probably two. The number of free downloads per day has...Read more of this blog post »
(An Augustus Grant Mystery Book 1)
by Jacquie BiggarGenre: Romantic Suspense
The Race is on to find a Killer in the heart of Kentucky horse country
Detective Augustus Grant is faced with his most baffling case to date. Well-respected race horse breed... Read more of this blog post »
'While editing directly from life, photographers have found it too difficult to see simultaneously both the blue and the sky.'
John Szarkowski, Introduction to William Eggleston's Guide.
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You know, loss is inevitable; all of us will experience its agony. And yes, we can find strength through God’s Word but sometimes the pain can blur the text. What if you could experience the Word of God like you were there? Experience the words come to life. The Breathe Audio New Testament will...
The weekend, with alternating sun and drenching cool rain, has spun spring into high gear. Fortunately, the winter’s hard freezes seem to have put a dent in the slug population, or my hostas have the jump on the things, I can’t tell which. It’s nice not to have them blasted by slug-trails as soon...Read more of this blog post »
If you haven’t read Lawrence Block’s fantastic anthology In Sunlight or in Shadow, stories based on the art of Edward Hopper, you are missing out. Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Michael Connolly, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Craig Ferguson, Megan Abbott, and LB himself among oth...Read more of this blog post »
And naturally, I get a message from my... Read more of this blog post »
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