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Free Indie Christmas Music

Yes, free Christmas music. I love Christmas music of almost any kind.  And, of course, I love things that are free.  So, combining the two is my way of spreading some holiday cheer! For many years, the music blog Stereogum shared a special Christmas mix of free, downloadable MP3s from Indie artists, some you may […]

The Art of Portrait Photography

I’m obsessed with photography lately, mainly because I feel so stymied by it. It used to flow so much easier for me.  I had even gotten to the point that I could go a shoot anonymous portraits on the street or at a fair or carnival and be comfortable doing that.  But, lately, it’s been […]

Mother of Invention

No, not a real mother. Maybe, not even a real invention, either! I think science-fiction has changed a lot.  I don’t mean that it’s different today than it was when I was a kid, though, I think that’s true, too.  No, what I mean is that the intrepid science-fiction authors who have entertained us for […]

Over Wrought

How much time do you suppose Henry Darger spent world-building before he started writing? I read a post on someone else’s blog recently titled Forget Self-Improvement. It was interesting, in that it suggested that the reason we don’t do things, or follow through on some things, is because we want the end results without doing […]


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