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I Used To Get Early Apples Like That

I also used to cook and bake tremendous amounts of food to satisfy the hungry hoard that I imagined would come to see a year’s worth of Throop work. 569 more words

Story or science?

The previous ‘my science fiction’ post pointed to how I rejected writing science fiction books and the science fiction genre itself. That was more about rejecting the nitty gritty of cerebral science, and less in the telling of stories that have science elements, thoughts or thinking. 128 more words


Art & Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING

By David Bayles & Ted Orland: Santa Cruz, CA & Eugen, Or.  1994 – 2000

Picked this up at the Faerie Pot Luck. Only 118 pages, but have never read anything better on what goes into making art, for an artist. 139 more words


The Fully-Human City: "Critique of Two Pears"

From Alexandra Lange’s book, Writing About Architecture, I’m learning different critics’ approach to buildings: some are historians and academics, some look first at the architect who designed the building, some look at the context and public space that is affected, and some are activists. 432 more words

Again and again

I’ve been contemplating ‘my picture books’ since I have realized that my serious adult science fiction is not really me. If one’s being wound up, what about another? 61 more words


He Say, He Sigh, He Sow #29

“…on every page there are observations and facts that I no longer know, but know that I once knew.” — Brian Sewell, Outsider II: An Autobiography (2012), ch. 6, pg. 79