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Separating Art from Artist

This isn’t going to be a debate, or even a discussion. Ultimately it’s up to each person to follow their own moral compass. Separating art from artist is not something I can do. Many have reached out to me in the hopes of swaying me to their position. I suggest redirecting your efforts toward teaching […]

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Is There an 80/20 Rule of Writing?

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the first part of a manuscript only takes a small fraction of the time allocated to write it. The remainder of takes the majority of the time. I’m wondering if there’s an 80/20 rule of writing that I didn’t previously know about. For those who don’t know, […]

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Today’s Ambient Offering: Plasma – Synthwave Mix

Today’s ambient offering is Plasma – Synthwave Mix. Odysseus is a synthwave, chillwave & vaporwave community that features emerging electronic ambient sounds in genres like synthwave, chillwave, and vaporwave. It is an odyssey through fringe electronic ambient sounds and visual aesthetics. 1980s film soundtracks and video games influence the synthwave genre. It developed from various […]

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A Statement About J. K. Rowling

I have never read a Harry Potter book. Nor have I seen a single Harry Potter movie. As such, I have been asked my opinion on recent statements made by author J.K. Rowling. First, allow me to get the obvious out of the way: Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Transgender people are […]

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July 2020 Life Balance Update

For various reasons I didn’t do an “about me” update at the start of the month, as I have been for a while. The bottom line is that it didn’t seem particularly urgent.  I do want to touch base with a general July 2020 life update, though, which will explain my current priorities and my […]