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The Jetsons Arrive in Dubai

Lucky Judy Jetson. I grew up envying her life, how she could jump into a flying car and whisk away wherever she was going. I dreamed of the day when I could fly to school in an air taxi instead … Continue reading

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What Caused Tlefas’ Civil War?

Three centuries ago, the continent was convulsed in a civil war. No one in Tlefas is exactly sure how it started. What they do know is four factions fought for decades. An ancient civilization prospered on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Exploring the Mind of a Villain

Are my villains coming to life in a believable way? As I edit my novel, I’m concerned that they might up with the emotional range of Flat Stanley or the competence of Wil E. Coyote. So today I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Magic of Tlefas

The last two weeks haven’t been kind to my novel editing. Studying for a professional certification, working on the memoir I’m ghostwriting, and various and sundry family concerns all have gotten in the way. But Tlefas and its inhabitants have … Continue reading

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Taxing the Ancients, Aliens and Fantasy Worlds

Taxes are an invention of the devil, designed to oppress, enrage and impoverish. No, I’m not quoting an anarchist or even a libertarian on steroids, (but I am feeling more sympathy with those points of view these day). This is … Continue reading

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Curing Cabin Fever in Tlefas

Along with the tapping of the keys, I heard a persistent drip-drop. Was that the sound of a leaky pipe or spilled water? No, it was the beautiful sound of the icicles melting, dripping on the snow below. A small … Continue reading

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Creating Wedding Traditions

How many weddings have you been to in your life? About 20 years ago, I made a list of all I could remember. It was a long list…about 75. That was the time in my life when it seemed like … Continue reading

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Winter Holiday Traditions in Tlefas

I’ve been getting ready for Christmas and the New Year, and am having fun following the traditions I’ve built up over the years. Like most people, I put up a Christmas tree and a few decorations. My husband had fun … Continue reading

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Flying Cars are Now a Reality

I grew up watching the Jetsons, and longed for the day when like Judy Jetson, I would travel by flying car. Decades passed, and it seemed that flying cars would remain just an impossible dream, as fantastic as the scenes … Continue reading

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