Ken Bebelle and Julia May Vee have created a blending of history, legend, and language that I’m sure will be recognized as a major work. While the story itself is a rousing sword-and-sorcery adventure, I was greatly impressed with the flow of languages. As someone who speaks Spanish as well as English, I know it … More Review: Ebony Gate
I amuse myself from time to time, with drawing house plans. Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m a frustrated architect. Our county has a rule that “accessory homes” aka mother-in-law homes, are limited to 850 square feet. With that restriction, I designed this retirement home. It features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a stacked washer/dryer pair in … More Retirement Cottage
This is the description from the website: https://kitscenarist.ru/en/index.html “KIT Scenarist is a program for creating screenplays which oriented at international standards in the field of film production. The program is a full-featured studio for creating stories from the birth of the idea and before the transfer of the script to production.” Screenwriting has been an … More Review: KIT Scenarist
On Friday, November 2nd, between 5pm and 7pm, I’ll be at Poetic Justice Books and Arts in Port St Lucie. I’m going to be reading excerpts from Multiplarity, my latest science fiction novel and autographing just-off-the-press first editions. If you’re curious about the art and craft of independent publishing, creative writing, or computer graphics, come … More Author Special Event!
The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an excellent piece of Free and Open Source software, but like most powerful programs, it is complex and can be confusing for the newbie. There are a few features however, that are very useful for the photographer. I’ll describe them here. Export vs Save It is important to … More Simple Photo Editing
“You’re always to some degree, wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.” “Solicit critical feedback, even from friends. Tell them you really do want to know.” – Elon Musk Here are a few Influential books I’ve read. All of them are available online and all are worth your time. Several of them are available … More Influential Books
Life: The lawn care guy was backing his huge boxcab trailer and ripped up the back quarter panel of my Chevy Cavelier. Fortunately, he notified his insurance company and I’ve filed a claim. Howl at the Moon! Tonight is the monthly Howl at the Moon open mic night. It’s going to be held at a … More Broken Car and Howling at the Moon
Life: It’s a rather calm weekend here. Went on a short road trip to get pictures of an old train station that had been abandoned, salvaged, moved, and restored by a local Polo Club. I love it when a bit of local history is preserved. If you’re in the area, this is located on Bridge … More An Old Depot
Everyone has a story. The difference is whether one wishes to take the time and trouble to share their story. At one point or another, every author is approached with some variation of the following… “I’ve got this great idea for a story that is sure to make millions. How about I tell it, you … More You Have a Story?
The rush, stress, and practicalities of modern life have cost us more than we know. Many of the polite acts of chivalry have been abandoned. I know that a strong, modern woman is fully capable of opening their own restaurant door, but I feel it is my duty as a gentleman to graciously hold it … More Kissing the Hand