How I Bought a Chihuly

Dale Chihuly is a world-famous Seattle-area glass artist even though, since an accident in 1979, he has had others doing the actual glass-blowing. He’s been quoted as saying that his role is “more choreographer than dancer, more supervisor than participant, more director than actor.” Whatever his role, his vision has […]
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Stella and Maxine – Ongoing Characters For Sure

Granted, there are probably too many cats on the Internet—anecdotes about cats, photos of cats, cartoons featuring cats, photos of cats, encomiums to cats, photos of cats…. (And yet another one right here.) But there aren’t that many detective thriller series with ongoing feline characters. Really, there aren’t. A few, […]
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Playing Pythagoras

Writers do other things besides write. This writer, for instance, occasionally acts. And my latest gig was one of my most unusual: portraying the philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras for Mid-Valley Elementary School. I gather that Mid-Valley is a pretty innovative school. They have an “Art Week” every year, for instance, […]
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