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Simple Can Take Many Complicated Shapes

I just completed my fifth novel, “Dalon Con.” (The Essence of Time). This was a spin off of a character that appeared for a page or two in an earlier novel, “Eden’s Wake.” It is, also, my first adventure into the world of time travel. 188 more words

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Comfort Zone Adjacent -2

cover image by joshua coleman

As I enter the arena of book marketing for the first time, it feels like I’m entering a popularity contest of likes, shares, comments, followers, and tweets. 1,060 more words

Shine

Let no one dissuade, ridicule, or decay your interest in words.     -M. Taggart

Poems

There is Only the Trying: Some Thoughts on Fame & Failure

A reader favorite from 2016, that I like to repost now & then:

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When Derek Jeter retired from baseball in the fall of 2014, those who followed his last season heard the unsurprising story that he’d wanted to be shortstop for the New York Yankees since he was a little boy. 5,578 more words

Poetry

July 16, 1920

I am not nearly as foolhardy as I was in my youth, though, at times, this doesn’t say much about me. I am pleased to say that this day, I did not play the part of the fool. 324 more words

Writing

On Writing: Week two of Camp Nanowrimo

Hello everyone, and welcome to my second status report on Camp Nanowrimo. Honestly, I didn’t write at all this week. Life became a bit chaotic and busy, so I’m hoping that I can use this week to catch up. 840 more words

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A 5 step program for finishing your PhD (finally!)

Part of the fun of being Thesis Whisperer is the emails I get from all around the world. Many of them outline classic PhD student dilemmas, which are excellent blog fodder, such as this one, from Laura S: 1,807 more words

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