Active and Passive Projects

In the past I’ve talked about how I work Asimov Style, and my wife Katie works Bradbury Style. It’s a loose generalization of how both men approached creative projects. What I’ve realized is that I’ve fallen into a hybrid of those work styles, and that the two can be classified as active and passive projects.…

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Dancing Lights Press Needs a Fandom Nickname

Big Lebowski fans call themselves Achievers. Doctor Who fans call themselves Whovians. Fans of Insane Clown Posse call themselves Juggalos. Many fandoms have nicknames that they’ve given to themselves to help identify each other, to find each other, and to set themselves apart from other fandoms. Some of the names are cool, some are goofy,…

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Revisiting A Minimalist Abroad

A friend asked if I ever planned to collect the various “Minimalist” booklets I have up on Amazon into a single omnibus. The answer is yes, and I want to do a print version as well as the ebook. There are a few catches involved in revisiting A Minimalist Abroad, however. They Don’t Sell Well…

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Selfish vs. Social: Proof of Life podcast for 17 September 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how consumer culture and the internet encourage people to be selfish and impede the development of empathy and compassion necessary for a functional society.

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Play Hard: Action Movie Roleplaying

Play Any Kind of Action Movie – Any Time, Place, or Genre! An action movie is a type of thriller that relies heavily on violence, armed and unarmed fight scenes, life-threatening situations, exhibition of physical prowess, and intense chase scenes on foot, on horseback, or in vehicles. Action movies are morally simplistic, with clear-cut Good…

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