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The Nomadic Troglodyte

Screaming Ascent from Chaos

Wild Beginnings – A Genealogy Story

We all want to be clever. We all want to be quick. There's a reason why Sherlock Holmes and Chuck Norris are such well-beloved characters - they handled business with aplomb. I also believe there is something of a hidden... Continue Reading →

Cake Flavored Literary Excusions

Cait @ Paperfury wrote that if I liked cake, I could pilfer the tag #cakeflavoredbooks. Since I and my family have made careers of recommending books to any and every passerby and giving cake to any and every passerby, I have a lot... Continue Reading →

The Winning Points of “Caraval”

My Pixie-in-law and I have agreed to do some one-two book reviews: a sins vs. wins, if you will. She elected to detail her least favorite points of this book, but before you click over to her review of the... Continue Reading →

Writing: Character

A writer-friend of mine who has recently stumbled into some impending spare time asked me if I had any advice on the creation of characters. It turns out, I have some clear and relevant thoughts on the matter, and I... Continue Reading →

Wild Strength – A Genealogy Story

There are a lot of safe genealogical stories out there. This fellow moved over here: he was a shoemaker. That fellow moved over there: he was a tanner. This woman was married twice: both of her husbands were unremarkable, and... Continue Reading →

Wonder as I Wander

I saw the ad in a magazine. “We are meant to wander in wonder” was printed in neat yellow type on a blue Colorado sky. “Come to life @ Colorado”, they encouraged. Well, I can tell you a thing or... Continue Reading →

American Bones – A Genealogy Story

I'm patriotic. I keep up with politics and world affairs. I even voted in the last election. And while I have shared one or two stories of ancestors who immigrated over the centuries, I really am - down to my... Continue Reading →

Writing Sequels

Off the top of my head, I really can't think of an author who's kicked back, hoisted their champagne, and touted writing sequels as something that was 'easy'. Mostly, writers love to complain in long, elegant, and very tortured paragraphs.... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People #25 – June 2017

Paper Fury is out with another Beautiful People post this month, and here I am doing a post on Godric Dorial - my 1000+-year-old Viking, former amnesiac, odd fellow. He's seen a lot, experienced even more, and felt enough for... Continue Reading →

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