Monthly Archives: June 2013

It’s a Dog

Due to a proliferation of inquiries off-line, it seems worth mentioning that the black critter in the banner photo on this page is a dog. It’s not a horse. The dog is Caliph (pronounced kay-liff) and was a fine, friendly, … Continue reading

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Brain Frieze – A Collection of Short Stories

Good news—I’m making progress on Brain Frieze, which will be a collection of 8-12 short stories. Some of them were begun ages ago, but whenever I finalize old material, it always leads to new things. In this case, some of … Continue reading

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Adobe Illustrator Mini-Tutorial – Making an Arrow Symbol

This is a quick video tutorial I built for some graphics clients. The “9-slice scaling” feature in Illustrator is often misunderstood, so this video tries to make it easier to grok. Ai CS6 – Arrow Symbol Construction Allen

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A Word about Blog Organization

One of the main inhibiting factors (for me) in producing a blog is my compulsion to keep it very well organized. That would mean helpful key words for each post, and perhaps even special sections of my website dedicated to … Continue reading

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The Rules – Will there be an Audiobook?

The short answer is yes, there will be an audiobook of The Rules. The longer answer is that I’m embroiled in a series of short stories (the collection, Brain Frieze, is due out sometime early this fall) and I must put … Continue reading

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The Rules – Only one proper name?

A reader recently pointed out that he had read The Rules twice and only just noticed that there is only one proper name in the whole book. While writing the book, when I first noticed what was happening, I was … Continue reading

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First Light

When a newly constructed telescope is completed and finally put into use, this initial observation session of the night sky is called “first light.” I set up this blog in the hope that it can become a telescope to my … Continue reading

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