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Fix your lifeless cider

As Epic Meat Weekend was drawing down, I cut up some cheeses and poured some apple cider to enjoy during the fourth quarter of the game. Problem: I discovered on tasting the cider that this batch was dull. It was … Continue reading

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Celtic knots in Inkscape part 3: triquetra

The first tutorial (and a half) was pretty fun, and appears to have been pretty popular, so since I’m on a roll I thought I’d have fun with another tutorial on making Celtic knots in Inkscape. This time we’re gonna … Continue reading

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Celtic knots in Inkscape part 2: A better way

Go figure! As soon as I slept on it after posting that last tutorial, it occurred to me that there’s a much better way to handle the cutting. For some shapes it may take a bit longer—not a lot—but it … Continue reading

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Celtic knots in Inkscape

Recently I’ve been looking into the idea of making decorative scene breaks in books, or even just coming up with some interesting fleurons that might be embeddable. This led me to look up how Celtic knots are made—a thoroughly interesting … Continue reading

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A familiar face among America’s worst charities

I’ve made mention before of my policy to never give anything to a charity that uses a call center to contact me—even if all subsequent contact is by mail. I don’t mind if it’s one person in a small office … Continue reading

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Ant jelly

This might be more of a summer post, but with spring around the corner (not that you’d know it from looking out my window, where the view is snowy), I thought it was worth sharing. After about two years in … Continue reading

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My CreateSpace formula

Since One Woke Up came out so nicely in the paperback edition, I thought I’d share my process so other authors could take advantage of some of the knowledge I had to pick up mostly through trial and error. I … Continue reading

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