TV, Uncategorized

A Quick Look at TROP and Why I Love It

This is an opinion piece. I respect that many people don’t like the way The Rings of Power show has been handled. That’s okay. People are allowed not to like something and I’m not here to convince anyone that they have to think one way or the other. But a lot of people are enjoying… Continue reading A Quick Look at TROP and Why I Love It

Fantasy, Hobbies, Uncategorized

Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

When I was in high school, I was introduced to the wonderful world of J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth. First I read The Hobbit (as one does--it's still my favorite to this day) and then I made my way through The Lord of the Rings trilogy in a few weeks' time. What made me want to read… Continue reading Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

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November’s Book Signing

Last month on the 6th, I participated in a multi-author book signing at the Avon Lake Public Library in Northern Ohio. The AM shift had around twenty children's authors, and the PM shift, comprised of adult's authors, had closer to sixteen, I think. Here are a few pictures from the event: As you can see,… Continue reading November’s Book Signing

Reading, Uncategorized

6 Ways to Support Your Local Public Library

Libraries are awesome, aren't they? As the meme going around says: it's the one of the few places you can go and hang out without the expectation from anyone that you should buy something. Here are a few simple ways you can support this necessary public institution. Vote YES on library levies.The slight hike in… Continue reading 6 Ways to Support Your Local Public Library

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News Regarding Various Projects

"DUO BOOK" UPDATE:As of September 1, I've finished draft one of the first book in a duology (perhaps longer? I don't know yet) that is NOT in the Goblets Immortal universe. I celebrated with cake and will try to remember to include a picture here sometime. Next: to rewrite/revise/edit the manuscript, write a synopsis, and… Continue reading News Regarding Various Projects

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Seven Easy Tips For Getting Less Done

DON’T make a to-do list. If you make a list, you might enjoy checking things off and therefore you might remember to check it every day and might accidentally accomplish things. We don’t want that. DON’T make a doable to-do list, should you find yourself accidentally making one. Be sure to fill it with things… Continue reading Seven Easy Tips For Getting Less Done

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Life Enrichment for Humans Stuck at Home

This pandemic has been going on for over 1.5 years, and I know we're all getting weary. Here are a few ideas that you don't have to leave your home for (some assuming you'll order supplies from Amazon/Target/Walmart/Etsy/etc.) or at least not go very far: Exercise Take a walk around your neighborhoodPut a swing up… Continue reading Life Enrichment for Humans Stuck at Home

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(Self-) Sabotage!

What is it with us creative types? WHY do we employ self-sabotage, belittle our accomplishments, look for the worst possible scenario, blame ourselves for EVERYTHING, and generally just rain on our own parades? Here's are a few bits of comfort/advice for you, me, for all of us: We worry about setting the bar too low,… Continue reading (Self-) Sabotage!

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2021 Goals – How I’m Doing Thus Far

At the beginning of the year, I said we had no way of knowing how 2021 was going to pan out. That is still very true. This year, more than half-over, is proving unpredictable indeed. BUT...I'm going to try to focus on some positive writerly stuff. Because there is still good in the world, Mr.… Continue reading 2021 Goals – How I’m Doing Thus Far