(Nothing Neo-Renaissance about today’s post other than the concept of taking an idea and running with it until it has ballooned into something quite different from what you started with.) As an adult, I’ve never been a big fan of Continue reading Clubs, Quilts, and ‘Cue
http://www.clker.com/cliparts/5/2/8/0/12081853671253380741Selanit_Man_Reading_to_Cat.svg.hi.png All the experts seem to agree that the best way to find a beta reader for a nearly finished novel manuscript is to ask for interested volunteers. So here I am, asking for your help. My work in progress, Continue reading A Call for Beta Readers
As a Neo-Renaissance guy, I believe that we learn the most by doing activities that challenge us to take risk, expand out experiences, put stress on us either mentally or physically, and in general, take us out of our comfort Continue reading getting out of one’s comfort zone
Just have to rave more about Sam Robson. Here’s his latest. It’s a stunner. Very symphonic. He brilliantly combines dozens of tracks to create a superlative performance of a movie and Broadway classic. Enjoy. By the way, this hits me Continue reading Put on Your Dancing Shoes
I’ve been writing seriously, attempting to publish a book, for more than seven years. I am a piddlingly small fish in the big pond of humans who call themselves writers, authors, scribes, journalists, scribblers, or any other name for someone Continue reading On the Generosity and Community Spirit of Writers
As it happens, I’m due for a blog post (woefully dragging my heels lately. Can’t even manage two posts per month.). So I thought I’d combine two stones and a bird, or two birds and one stone … something like Continue reading Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?
When I think of great athletes of the 1900s, I think of Babe Ruth, Mohammed Ali, Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson Zaharias , Jim Brown, Bobby Hull, Jack Nicklaus, Martina Navratilova, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Michael Jordan for starters. All were larger Continue reading Bobby Jones–Perhaps the Best Neo-Renaissance Athlete of the 20th Century
Highlights: The recurring theme at the 2015 UWWI was the ever-changing publishing landscape. Quality is more important than ever. Writers must become business owners/entrepreneurs in order to hope to make a living. But a quality book is the keystone. Continue reading Top Five Things I Learned at the 2015 UW-Madison Writers’ Institute
I was going to write about the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison Writers’ Institute I attended this weekend, but my mom sent me this and I just had to share it. I’ll save the UWWI post for later.
While visiting the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ last week, I was overwhelmed by the vast array of flying machines on display. That got me thinking about how one idea, manned flight, bloomed into hundreds of variations. Continue reading Musings on Building a Better Mousetrap (or Airplane)