iWorks Pages, OSX Lion, and Baskerville Font PDF Glitch

It pays to post solutions to online forums where you can find them again, because you may very well need to go back and fix the same thing later. It’s been a booger of a computer year when one morning …

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Training Your Dog to be Home Alone eBook

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For those of you who don’t want the full book Bad Dog to Best Friend, I’ve excerpted the three chapters that will help you train your dog to be home alone, and released them as an eBook called “Training Your …

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Long-legged House Centipede

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It simply amazes me how many southern bugs are nasty. Bugs in the South are bigger and they all seem to either bite or sting and it’s never just a little pinch. Our one acre had produced scorpions, assassin bugs, …

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Orange Tentacled Fungus on Trees

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Bright orange many-tentacled creatures covered the tree like ornaments on a Christmas tree. They looked just like sea anemones you find in the ocean but these were growing all over our cedar tree. We’d never seen anything like it and …

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The Wars of Gods and Men in Ireland and Scotland

One of my favorite books on the subject of ancient astronauts is The Wars of Gods and Men by Zecharia Sitchin. His in-depth investigation into mankind’s history, and the extraterrestrials who have visited us throughout the millenia, is exhaustive. He …

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Strong Female Characters in Science Fiction

I did not set out to write a science fiction series with strong female characters. Although I’ve always been an independent woman, I’ve never been a women’s libber. The only bra burning was for comfort, not to make a statement. …

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Conan the Barbarian vs. Conann the Giant Fomorian

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Ancient Ireland had Conann the barbarian, for real, except instead of calling him a barbarian, the historical accounts called him a Fomorian, or a giant. The Fomorians of legend were one of the giant races of the Old World. Nobody …

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Fomorians – Giant Barbarians of the Old World

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When you come across a Fomorian, it’s usually in a fantasy setting, like the Fomorians in Dungeons and Dragons, the fantasy roleplaying game. D&D depicts Fomorians as hideous giants covered in warts, who live in caves, torture people for fun, …

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Kindle Comic Creator Application

I decided to give the Kindle Comic Creator Application a try for a kid’s book entitled, “Do Turtles Eat Strawberries.” I’d already successfully published several coffee table photo books on Kindle which were written in straight HTML, then run through …

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The Girl Who Plays With Toads

A question was posted in a writer’s forum, “How did you play with your toys as a kid?” The writer who posted the question answered first, sharing that he played with his Star Wars toys by telling stories with them, …

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