Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Beauty and Imagination

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” Dante Alighieri This quote came to mind when I watched this music video of a violinist dancing along the coast of New Zealand and playing her own medley of music from Lord of the … Continue reading

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A Small Change

I’m about to enact a bit of a change here on the blog, so I thought I should let you know why. Some of you are already aware that I’ve been dealing with chronic health issues for years (finally diagnosed … Continue reading

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The World of E-books: Booktracks

As the world of books and publishing evolves, perhaps it’s natural that people began to consider the fusion of books and music. For some time, writers have shared the soundtracks that accompanied the writing of their books or suggested complimentary … Continue reading

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Day of Remembrance

“I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We’re in one, of course; but I mean: put into words, you know, told by the fireside, or read of in a great big book with red  and … Continue reading

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Dreamers of Dreams

In 1874, British poet Arthur O’Shaughnessy penned a poem about the impact of storytellers and other creative individuals–poets, musicians, and the like. Through his verse, he demonstrates the way dreamers and imaginative souls have an impact that endures even beyond … Continue reading

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Fantasy Title Trends

In 2010, Orbit did an interesting study on fantasy cover art and titles from 2009 fantasy novels (graphic below). Although this data is several years old, I still think it shows some trends worth considering. A few things stood out … Continue reading

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DaVinci and the Creative Mind

Recently, I’ve begun to familiarize myself a little with the life of Leonardo DaVinci, an inventor, artist, dreamer of dreams…and so much more. He accomplished an incredible amount in his lifetime, yet many of his ideas remained unrealized until long … Continue reading

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Trailer for Upcoming Season of
Dr. Who

This trailer came out almost a month ago, but somehow I didn’t stumble across it until just now. On the chance some of you haven’t seen it, I thought I’d share it here: For Dr. Who fans, do you think … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Sleep

When I was in college, one of my professors shared a story about Benjamin Franklin. It seems that Franklin observed that his times of heightened creativity and problem-solving occurred when he was close to sleep or in the stage between … Continue reading

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The Tolkien Professor

Fantasy Resources

Would you be interested in listening to a PhD in medieval literature lecture on Tolkien? Most of us don’t have time (or perhaps finances) to take college classes at will, but The Tolkien Professor website makes it possible to listen … Continue reading

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