Category Archives: Art, Books, Music

New Year Presents

I’ve often said that my only New Year resolution is that I will never make a New Year resolution. That is still true, but that doesn’t mean I don’t constantly work to make things better. It also doesn’t mean I can’t pass along a few things at an appropriate time. I’ve had some good success lately. Here’s what I’ve used.… (more…)

The Landing

THE LANDING – Short Film from Perception Pictures on Vimeo.


I posted this pic on facebook because I thought some author friends, who collect names like I do, would get a kick out of it. If ever there was a name for an angel in an urban fantasy, this is it. It’s even a bit too obvious. Under the picture, I commented “All serafim know they will die under the… (more…)

Sacred Harp

Sacred Harp is some of the earliest American folk music. Glorious, harmonic, a capella yelling. ┬áIt is being revived, of all places, in Ireland. The immortal Alan Lomax recorded a bit in the 40s: In the 80s, Sacred Harp was performed in African-American churches by the Wiregrass Singers (video starts a minute in, after the preaching about saving our young… (more…)

Making a Kaleidoscope

Bet you could do this at home.    

Elspeth McLean

I wish she had some stones up in her Etsy shop, because they sure are pretty. She has a way with color.

Sky Magic

  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Su-Jeong Nam

The Owlvengers

Walter Potter, The Man Who Married Kittens

I admit that though it is hip, I am not so much into taxidermy. But this guy–this is some amazing outsider art. Click through for the 20-minute documentary from Morbid Anatomy.

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