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A Museum Full of All the Cool Things about Flying

This should be a post about writing, but it’s not! Instead it’s about my visit to the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This is a separate facility from the one on the National Mall, located near Dulles Airport. And it’s full of amazing …

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Artists of the Rust Belt Summer Market, 2017!

I’ve always had a great time at the Artists of the Rust Belt shows in Youngstown. The next one will be held Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. The building is an old train station, built in 1905. It’s home to the Rust Belt Brewing …

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Park of Roses in May

A few flowers from the Columbus Park of Roses yesterday.        

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A “Colossal” Movie

Colossal is a psychological drama and a monster movie. There’s some magical realism in there. I’m really not sure of the odd mix of genres that make up this fascinating movie. But is that a bad thing — a movie that doesn’t fall into a predefined market niche? Not in this case. Anne Hathaway gives …

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CSCC 2017 Writer’s Conference

I’m looking forward to Columbus State Community College’s 2017 Writer’s Conference this Saturday, May 6. I’ll have a table there with my books available for sale. The keynote speaker will be Maggie Smith, a poet, freelance writer and editor from Columbus. There will also be workshops and a book fair with several writers, writers’ groups …

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Redbud

It must be Spring. Here’s a redbud branch in full bloom. Also, as I recently learned, called a “Judas Tree”. Happy Spring!

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Excerpt from Color Mage

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done this, so I thought I’d post an excerpt from Color Mage. Color Mage is set in a world where Collared Lords have absolute power in their own lands — at the same time as they’re kept in a kind of magical servitude, unable to leave their lands …

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My Best Fantasy Worlds

Last weekend at Cleveland Concoction I was fortunate enough to be on panels with some interesting authors. My favorite panel was “Best Fantasy Worlds” — because I find the complexities of worldbuilding endlessly fascinating. The fantasy worlds that we remember tend to be carefully crafted, with lots of attention paid to how its characters — …

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Cleveland Concoction 2017

Once again I’m looking forward to a trip to Cleveland in March for Cleveland Concoction! This is a fan-run convention with some of everything — cosplay, gaming, art, a vendors room. It also has Authors’ Alley, which includes panels and workshops with quite a few authors (link to authors’ page here). The convention runs from …

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Cool Public Art Tiles in San Antonio

San Antonio is full of little touches of art. Here are a few examples I saw as we wandered around the River Walk and the Alamo area. The first two were New Deal-era projects. The artist, Ethel Wilson Harris, was supervisor of the Arts and Crafts division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in San Antonio …

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