1. Flat Rowan

    What is this, you say? It's my son's beautiful and inspiring self-portrait, of a very flat Rowan. Also, possibly, your new travel buddy. The children will be creating their own flat people. These people will be able to travel around the United States or the world. They will arrive in…


  2. Waterfall

    WaterfallNature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work - Ralph Waldo Emerson I've been so in love with using a canvas brush so I came up with another scenery! Hope it ... Would that I could lay beside The swirling waters there Perchance I'd dream, perchance…

    on Writing Poetry

  3. Pundit

    This is how you're supposed to think. This is how you're supposed to think. Stop it, deviant, think right. You're wrong. This is how you're supposed to think.…

    on Writing Politics Poetry

  4. The Onyx Star Chronicles

    Yes, the cover is just a placeholder. I like the serial format of writing. I like knowing I have eyes on it every week, the sense of a deadline, and the realization I'm witing it for others motivates me to consider when writing what seems to be a fun read,…

    on Writing Science Fiction Onyx

  5. A New Chapter

    Iorneste and Selka by Zaina © 2015 Zaina In March of 2015 I began a writing experiment. I created a blog, posted the first chapter that had been sitting in Google Docs for months, and came up with a series of rules for myself. One chapter a week, no plotting,…

    on Writing Iorneste Editing

  6. Why You Should Create Your Own Book Cover

    I always told myself that I would make my first book cover myself. After all, I am a reader first and foremost, and I know what makes a good book cover. People pay so much money to artists to work hard on a book cover. Why bother? You have Photoshop…

    on Authors Tips Writing

  7. Blood in the Water

    Some people seem think: "Whatever you do, don't provoke the police officer. Otherwise it's your fault." Funny, I thought police were human beings, not sharks who smell blood in the water whenever you assert your rights. It does not matter what happens, what a police officer does, you will find…

    on police brutality authoritarians Politics Race

  8. Misinformation About the Confederacy Freeing Black Slaves

    Someone shared this on Facebook: Not only had I never heard this before, it seemed suspicious. Being something of a skeptic, I try to investigate all suspicious claims, because I don't want to be one of those people who shares misinformation as truth, nor do I want to rewrite history.…

    on Politics Race

  9. Compulsive Writer

    On any given day, almost all day long, I'm writing something. I'm commenting on YouTube videos. I'm arguing with someone on the internet (also see above). I'm crafting Tweets, or Facebook updates, work emails, or doing some form of correspondence. During the day I'm writing code. At night, for the…

    on Writing

  10. Me and Roro

    Just found this pic of me and Roro, and liked it, so I'm sharing it. From October, 2014.…

    on Kids