Celebrate Founders’ Day in the Underwater City of Aquataine

This Thursday, 22 April 2021, is the 19th Preversary of the completion and christening of the first dome to be built over a major North American city, when the former city of Baltimore becomes Aquataine. Baltimore will be chosen about ten years from now, because of its harbor and small shipping channel, its steel and … Continue reading Celebrate Founders’ Day in the Underwater City of Aquataine

Three Ways to Know When It’s Time to Revise Your Work-in-Progress

ASSOCIATIONS, OBSESSIONS, and OBSERVATIONS It has been 72 days since I typed “The End” in my work-in-progress—RAGING TORRENT, the third novel in my UNDERCURRENT Series. I feel like it’s time to open it back up and see how time has treated the rough spots, how the bruises are healing, and how those pinholes in the … Continue reading Three Ways to Know When It’s Time to Revise Your Work-in-Progress

3 Reasons Building a Dome Over a City Is Not a Good Idea

The Domino Sugars sign in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 2136 (I hope). Currently being refitted with LED lighting instead of Neon, this is a true Baltimore icon. This really needs to be more prominent in the UNDERCURRENT series of books, I think. When I built the domes over Baltimore, I thought I was pretty … Continue reading 3 Reasons Building a Dome Over a City Is Not a Good Idea

Federal Slant-Front Desk in Cherry

This desk didn’t just challenge me, it also challenged my tools. I love how this turned out, and I really like the General Finishes products. The Chestnut Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal satin finish really came out great, and it was super easy to put on. I highly recommend it! But on to the desk. It … Continue reading Federal Slant-Front Desk in Cherry

Loyalty Cards: We’ve got this all wrong…

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and I’ve decided that the stores around here have it wrong. Or maybe to be more precise, we do. We were in Panera Bread and got that question we get every time—“Do you have a rewards card?” Wait, let me flip through this keychain full of … Continue reading Loyalty Cards: We’ve got this all wrong…