December 19, 2014

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Concrete Evidence: September 1977

A Meeting with Malcolm Adams, Part One: For Malcolm Adams, the flight from Mobile, Alabama back to Washington, D.C. had seemed almost as long as his earlier flight from London Heathrow to the States. By now, he hoped, the replacement diesel generator would be fitted out below deck and his freshly painted yacht would be […]

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November 11, 2014

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Climbing High

Climb high until the shadow you cast grows small and insignificant. One more leaf to fall when winter comes. But the last flight was glorious.

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November 10, 2014

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The Season for Food!

This is the season for cooking! Jack creates incredible cheese cakes and we have high expectations for this one. Sure enough, it lived up to all our expectations!

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November 10, 2014

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The Last of Fall Splendor in Vancouver

As the last of the leaves fall and the branches grow bare, we give thanks for the great natural beauty to be found in the Northwest.

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October 25, 2014

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Things that have Inspired Me

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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October 18, 2014

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Excerpt From Emerald Green, a Callie Houston Novel

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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October 16, 2014

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Forbidden Technologies

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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October 16, 2014

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Nanites of Lunaria

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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October 11, 2014

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Smart or Intelligent?

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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October 8, 2014

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Dr. Lydia Frenzel to Receive the Keane Award at SSPC

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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October 7, 2014

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A Hint at What Comes Next, Book 7 of Luniaria

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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October 5, 2014

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Ends and Beginnings

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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October 2, 2014

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Twin Scepters

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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September 30, 2014

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The Politics of the Irrational

I was raised to understand that politeness was a way of getting what you wanted. A cheery “good morning” had the effect of eliciting a similar response. Almost every morning I write a page in my journal in which the first part of the entry describes all of the things that I feel grateful for […]

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September 25, 2014

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More Brewed Awakenings

Yesterday was my seventy-fourth birthday, a not particularly auspicious or momentous event. My wife was away on business and my best and closest friend, Jack, ( he claims that I am his favorite American author, bless his heart) took me down to Portland where we feasted on turkey and steak pies at a British Pub […]

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