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Just in case … goodbye

With those four words, my friend, who is black, brought the reality of our zeitgeist into my home and my heart. It was a simple Facebook post. A letter to his friends, shared on this day, the second in a … Continue reading

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How to be a writer – or “Rubbing Elbows with and Standing upon the Shoulders of Giants”

Over the weekend I made zero sawdust or shavings, but I had woodworking and making on my mind. My family attended Clockwork Alchemy 2015, a fantastic Steampunk Con – and according to none other than Professor Elemental himself, “the friendliest” … Continue reading

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What’s in a name other than a blog?

Dovetail Practice (aka: an embarrassing series of photographs) If you’ve read my last post, you’ll know I just finished this awesome book. With the turn of the final page, it occurred to me that I’m about as far away from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

The Anarchist’s Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz Sometimes you pick up a book and it takes a few pages before you realize the author had you in mind when he or she wrote it. And sometimes you clue in from … Continue reading

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Anarchy in the USA

No, I’m not advocating for overthrow of the government, but I sure wouldn’t mind just chucking a few members of Congress around the landscape. Of course, that kind of talk gets you on all the lists, so let’s pretend I … Continue reading

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Elevenses.

Right, so I was nominated by fellow writer, Colin F. Barnes. I want to start by pointing you to Colin’s books. If you’re a fan of sci-fi or horror (not the blood and guts kind), you’ll enjoy his books. Artificial … Continue reading

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Unexpected journeys

Hi Everyone, When I saw Colin’s post about the MWC, I knew I’d found what I needed for 2013 and, apocalypse or no, everything was going to be all right in the end. 2012 was a year of accomplishment, in … Continue reading

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Opening shop

Writing joinery The general conceit behind this blog is that I want to start condensing the wisdom and advice I’ve had the fortune to come across as a writer and woodworker. I’m looking for the elements of the writing craft … Continue reading

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