Monthly Archives: October 2013

when the world was young: the halloween tree

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   Everyone knows Ray Bradbury as a science-fiction writer, but one of my favorite works from him (aside from his masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes) is his young adult … Continue reading

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wicked uncle kenton’s way-back video jukebox: halloween edition

It’s that time of year, so let’s get goth:     From 1990, Concrete Blonde with “Bloodletting,” from the album of the same name.  This song was played during many a session of Vampire: The Masquerade, which my gamer friends … Continue reading

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are we doomed? or can we save ourselves?

Two articles I read the other day, both related to the seas, affected me in opposite ways. First, in the morning last Wednesday, I found this piece, courtesy of Yahoo: “The Ocean is Broken.”   “They told us that this … Continue reading

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dtd blog reviews and interviews

Here’s a recent interview I did on Katie’s Corner, a new blog.  So in light of that, I thought I’d post some links to other interviews and reviews of Dragontamer’s Daughters at other blogs and sites.   Interview on Jan … Continue reading

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superheroes: a never-ending battle

(h/t Robert Bidinotto)   PBS has a great three-part series on superheroes which, if you’re any kind of fan—hardcore or casual, old or new—you should DROP EVERYTHING AND GO WATCH RIGHT NOW!!!     Ahem.  Sorry to have lost my … Continue reading

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your public service announcement for the day

In my real job (the one that pays for more than just putting gas in my Harley), I work in railroad safety.  So iffn you haven’t seen this yet, may I pass along this animated and very catchy safety message? … Continue reading

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“uh oh! guess what day it is?”

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how life is like a dog walk

I have three dogs: Cookie, a female black Lab-Beagle mix; Cecilia, a female Beagle-Basset Hound; and Tequila (or Tiki), a moy-macho Chihuahua mixed with maybe Boston Terrier.  My wife Joni and I take them around our block every day.  And … Continue reading

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back to the times when dreams were what mattered

I try to avoid socio/political discussions on this blog, but I will say that the news has been honking me off lately.  All of which reminds me of this song from my youth:     “Hair metal” from the ’80’s … Continue reading

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lord of the…WHOA!

(hat tip to A.L. Phillips)   Iffn you’re a Tolkien fan (as I am), you will love artist Jian Guo’s simulated “stained glass” images of characters and scenes from The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, and The Silmarillion.  Here’s … Continue reading

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