Archive | October, 2014

Things that have Inspired Me

October 25, 2014

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The arc of experience is like a rainbow. The light must shine for you to see. Be one with the light.

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Excerpt From Emerald Green, a Callie Houston Novel

October 18, 2014

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Callie finds herself in what could be a terminally awkward position. He’s moving along the plank, the Colt held near his side, his face looking flushed. I recognize the excitement. I felt the same way when I was about to pull the trigger with a duck in the sights of Mr. Taylor’s shotgun. Those feelings […]

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Forbidden Technologies

October 16, 2014

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Part of the idea for the world of Lunaria is the proposition that there might be technologies that must be forbidden. In our world, the proposition that no amount of control can completely excise the chance for evil to profit from something intended for good is obscured by the near-religious call for free market and uninhibited […]

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Nanites of Lunaria

October 16, 2014

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I should devote more time to describing the world of Lunarian and the lives of its characters. The theme of the writing is intended to embody the idea that people can  pursue their own identities, that they can rise above their ordinary circumstances, and that they do have the power to flourish with the help […]

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Smart or Intelligent?

October 11, 2014

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Over the last fifty years, the rhetoric in our culture has been continually ratcheted up until public political discussion has become unrecognizable as civilized discourse. The process designed to solve the many problems that beset a democratic society is so broken that disgust would be a mild description of how I feel. I could say […]

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Dr. Lydia Frenzel to Receive the Keane Award at SSPC

October 8, 2014

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It is with a great deal of excitement that I learned that my wife of 41 years, Dr. Lydia Frenzel, is to receive the John Keane award at the Society of Protective Coatings meeting in Los Vegas in February. This award is the highest award that SSPC gives, and it is in recognition of a […]

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A Hint at What Comes Next, Book 7 of Luniaria

October 7, 2014

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Lord Torvall Garrund faces Lady Astora, mother to his granddaughter, Illaina. Garrund said, “Illaina will never know. I came to rescue you, but I was too late.” He watched the woman suppress the pain that flickered across her face. The man and the women faced each other across the space of a few feet: the […]

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Ends and Beginnings

October 5, 2014

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As sometimes happens, when I reached the End of Twin Scepters I had to restrain a feeling of great sadness. I had to remind myself that No Great Good Comes without Great Sacrifice. Never! So, I beg the readers, should they burst into tears when they finish book six, to remember that great sacrifice is […]

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Twin Scepters

October 2, 2014

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Twin Scepters is the title of book six in the Lunarian Series. So far it has been the most satisfying to write. It takes the story of Claire, now Queen of Lunaria, through the birth of the twins, Burton and Edward, and tells the story of how she was accused of treason and must to flee […]

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