this article was originally published in the Further Confusion 2014 Conbook. Since the topic of Fursuit etiquette is making the rounds again I thought it fitting to republish it in my blog. It was dark, hot, and the world around me was muted softly. I could feel my breathing and hear my pulse. Blacklights spread […]Read more "Why Fursuit…"
My stay in the hospital was not that long, only two and a half days. But after being released, Mother and I stayed in Roanoke another five days before we were finally able to finalize my affairs there, and obtain a flight home. The first order of business was a real cuppa Joe at a […]Read more "The Dangers of Living Part 3: Packing out, shipping out."
Last time I told of the horrible events that lead to my heart attack and the resulting ambulance ride to rescue. I concluded that article with a note about how after putting the word out of my malady that my Twitter Friends conspired to blow up my phone with love and support and friendship. What […]Read more "The Dangers of living… Part 2: Convalesce."
Any followers of my blog here know that I often go silent for many moons at a time. Sadly, I don’t find the time to update things regularly, partly due to my job, partly due to my attitude on free time, and partly due to not always having access (despite having a iPhone and iPad […]Read more "The Dangers of living… Part 1, Heart Attack on the road."
I have always been fascinated by ice, the little fractures and bubbles inside of it, and its very nature. From the galaxies of stars in the middle of a common ice-cube, to the way a sheet of ice will form on a sign and slowly slide downwards. Unlike snow, ice has no color, save for […]Read more "The world inside of ice"
Just before Christmas, I took advantage of a special sale at Target and finally got me a good dSLR. I had been wanting one for awhile, but hadn’t made it a priority. This special sale allowed me to get a Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm VR AF-S and 55-200mm VR AF-S lenses in a bundle for […]Read more "New Year, New Camera"
Wow, it seems as if its been forever since I last posted anything here. I have a cyclical work pattern. I’ll go from several free hours a week to almost none and then back again. It gets so bad at times (like lately) that finding 90 seconds a day to make sure I haven’t overspent […]Read more "Summer, Fall doldrums…. Exceptional American Marketing"
In the last two articles I’ve given solid advice about sending work out for feedback and how to accept work to offer feedback on. This week I’m going to talk about working with other writers. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of this, lets take a brief look at what The Writer gets […]Read more "Working with other writers"
Last week I spoke on an writer’s need for feedback, and I was speaking to the writer needing the feedback. If you missed it, I invite you to take a look. This week, let me speak on giving that feedback to a writer, and this time I’m speaking to those wonderful individuals that are entrusted […]Read more "About giving creative feedback"
I’ve been writing creatively for a rather long time. I’ve not however found a lot of solid feedback from most of my work. Sure love ones can be emotionally guilt-tripped into reading, but more often than not the feedback is lackluster. Your loved ones want you to be happy, and they don’t want to be […]Read more "About seeking creative feedback…"