Category Archives: Distractions

Towers of Earth Eligible for Nomination for 2017 Dragon Award; Nominations Open Until June 24, 2017

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If you have enjoyed Towers of Earth, and believe it should be nominated for a science fiction award, The Dragon Awards is presently open for nominations by fans free of charge. The Dragon Awards is a fan-based award for the best … Continue reading

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Making a Book Cover for “Nickel Stream”

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I will be making “Nickel Stream” available as a short-story eBook, and am in the process of getting things formatted. One of the things needed is a cover. So I’m giving this one a try using GIMP 2.0 for some … Continue reading

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August 13, 2014, is Left-Handers’ Day

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As Wikipedia notes, being a left-hander living in a right-handed world is inconvenient. The design and placement of everyday objects such as ticket dispensers in underground stations, door handles, hot water taps, can openers, pens chained down in banks and post offices, ringbound notebooks and even … Continue reading

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Roman Soldier v. Germanic Warrior

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Whether you are planning a miniature wargaming campaign, or researching conditions for an historical romance, this is a book to consider. This month sees the release of Combat 6 Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD. by Lindsay Powell and … Continue reading

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Musical Tributes

What is the most parodied song on the internet and in other media? I haven’t performed a survey or read an analysis of this question. But based on my own observations, it seems it’s a close call between a relatively … Continue reading

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