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Retail Sadness

Okay, bunch o’ stuff today. But first: It’s really sad to see someone’s dream die. A couple of months ago I noticed that there was a new organic market opening near us. ‘Great!’ I thought. ‘We won’t have to go

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Aborted Gardening

Some of our plants are finally fruitful, but I’m not sure I’d call them entirely successful. The first zucchini plant got dug up so many times it finally died; the second might be following suit. I’m not sure what’s digging

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Character Art Collection

One of my favorite resources for fleshing out a character is the vast wealth of portraiture found online. Art, photos… There are multiple ways to use such items to help you with a character. The two major ones are art

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Sew Nuts

A long time ago I got (slightly) into sewing—around the time I dropped out of college, I guess. Who could blame me? All those fun colors and patterns of cloth; the ability to make things that fit YOU rather than

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Tell their story

Visit this page and, for the moment, simply look at the photograph without reading the text. (Just in case you read this entry sometime months from now and the picture is gone, it’s an old black-and-white photo of young men

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Photo Album

Imagine that one of your fictional characters has pulled an old family photo album from a shelf. He retires to a couch to look through it. What does he find? Describe at least one of the photographs—something that surprises him

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"Hip-Hop Hares"

Pros: Hysterical and amazing photographs that will inspire and wow you Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of The Countryman Press.   Hip-Hop Hares and Other Moments of Epic Silliness is a collection of 71 “Parting

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