Monthly Archives: June 2014

this is what amc looks like

Today, June 30, is AMC Awareness Day.  And what is AMC?  Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a rare muscular/skeletal disorder that results in joint contractures and visible deformities.  There are many different varieties, but if it occurs, it does so … Continue reading

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vintage videos: “moonshadow”

Back in the early 1970’s, I was a young boy, and Cat Stevens was a young singer-songwriter who had everything: fame, riches, commercial and artistic success.  But it wasn’t enough for him.  In late 1977, he converted to Islam, and … Continue reading

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“animals are smarter than you think”

Such is the premise of this National Geographic article from a few years ago.  Almost every owner will tell you that their dog understands them, but if you have a border collie, that may be more true than you might … Continue reading

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book review: “faithless”

Katie Thedley investigates and photographs abandoned places, posting what she finds on her urban exploration blog.  But nothing and nowhere she’s ever experienced before can prepare her for what—or rather, whom—she finds in St. Michael’s and All Angels church in … Continue reading

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vintage videos: “cum on feel the noize”

Let’s get loud and stupid.     Kenton Kilgore is the author of DRAGONTAMER’S DAUGHTERS, a two-part young adult fantasy novel based on Navajo culture and belief.  Look for his next work, LOST DOGS, a young adult  sci-fi novel, coming this summer.

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dtd on “write on wendy”

Dragontamer’s Daughters is featured today at the blog “Write on Wendy,” where I also answer some questions.  And I’ll be picking the finalists for this week’s #5MinuteFiction contest, which starts at 8:30 Eastern time.  Check it out!    

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vintage videos: “you may be right”

I’m going to have some of the lyrics from this song put on my tombstone.     Thank you, Mr. Joel.  Now get back in the studio, already.   Kenton Kilgore is the author of DRAGONTAMER’S DAUGHTERS, a two-part young adult … Continue reading

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5 stars (again) for “dtd part 1: pearl”

Eastern Shore author Paul Briggs (whose debut YA sci-fi novel, Locksmith’s Closet, is something you need to go read RIGHT NOW) reviewed Dragontamer’s Daughters, Part 1: Pearl, and has an extensive write-up on Goodreads.  He writes:   It’s hard to … Continue reading

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teacher appreciation: eleanor roosevelt high school

 The latest in a series recognizing the best teachers I had   June means graduations, which reminds me that it was 30 years ago (!) that I graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD.  Roosevelt is a magnet … Continue reading

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a quick review of “the fault in our stars”

Because I write young adult science fiction and fantasy, my reviews of movies and books almost always stay within those sub-genres.  This time, I’m going to go 0% SF/F  and 100% YA as I tell you why the film version … Continue reading

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