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The Nomadic Troglodyte

Screaming Ascent from Chaos

Here I Stand

There is something really, truly rewarding about being appreciated for hard work. Yes, yes, yes, the work itself is rewarding, too. Goodness. Settle down. I am proud of the things that I have accomplished. You know what, I'm also proud... Continue Reading →

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Epidemic Update

Those of you who've read my previous post "You Are An Epidemic: Act Like It"¬†was something of an idea. A hope. A resolution. We all know how most New Year's Resolutions turn out, and I'm as skeptical as the next... Continue Reading →

Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

If… Then…

I love writing. I've loved writing ever since I started penning anything I considered as 'serious' fiction and realized what power and beauty lay beneath the keys of my computer. Untapped, ready for me. I became something more than myself... Continue Reading →

Re-thought Re-post

When you try to see the big picture and end up so far up you become scared of heights... not a great day. This happened to a person at work, and I think it exhausted them before lunchtime. I felt... Continue Reading →

Emergency Birthdays… and other acts of kindness

Being kind changes you as a person, and changes the world for the better. The summary of the talk we give our staff at the start of the busy season at the family business can be boiled down to "Just.... Continue Reading →

You Are an Epidemic – Act Like It

via Daily Prompt: Infect I've mentioned the family business (and my work for it) a few times on this blog. It's due to the busyness of the business that my blog has been a little dry the last month or... Continue Reading →

Bewitched – Our Final Night in Scotland

We'd been west, we'd been north, we'd headed back toward civilization, and then, suddenly, we were in Edinburgh. And that began our final day in Scotland. Since my parents are decidedly¬†not city people, and this trip was about them and... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Writing Varied Character Syntax

Doesn't that title just sound like a hoot and a half? See, this is on my mind because I just finished reading a book where every. single. character. had the same voice. Writing different character voices is hard, after all.... Continue Reading →

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