Author: Arlen

Another silly costume for Karval Kon! Grandson of Man is my take on Son of Man, by Magritte, although possibly better known from The Thomas Crown Affair. We didn’t get a good shot of the costume at the con, so …

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For the last several years, there has been a major trend in desktop and web applications — to remove all of the bright colors, switch to single-color icons, and provide a “clean” modern-looking app. I will not give any specific …

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Was driving home the other day when I suddenly noticed that sparks seemed to be shooting out of my side mirror! After a moment, I realized that it was the turn-signal on the mirror reflecting off of the snow, which …

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About a month ago, I did a post about the non-fiction I read in 2017, and said that I would follow it up with a post of the fiction. Well, flu and other things intervened, so am I just now …

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Last year I read 130 books, split relatively evenly between fiction (63 books) and non-fiction (books 67). Yes, I am geeky enough to have a spreadsheet! If you are interested, I average 2.5 books per week, with an average of …

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A few weeks ago I taught a workshop on drawing Celtic knotwork, and a number of the attendees asked if I could make my presentation available for future reference. Rather than just send out a PowerPoint, I figured it would …

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Let’s transform and go get some sushi… Yes, there seem to be almost no limits that we won’t go to for a bad pun. This was my costume at Mile-Hi Con 49 last weekend, where it won a judge’s choice …

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In case of quail, do not stand in a box with an antenna.   I can think of no other interpretation.  

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I don’t know if anyone noticed, but there was a total eclipse of the sun this week (on Monday, August 21st, 2017)!! Anna and I and some friends drove up to Wyoming on Sunday, and on Monday morning found a …

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I just had a short story published in Phantaxis magazine! The story is called Playmates (as in childhood playmates, not the R-Rated kind!). I used to write a lot of fiction, but stopped for many years. As I now have …

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