If I may be excused for doing so, I wish to offer a little philosophical diversion and an observation, if only to precipitate a thought or two. To begin, there are a number of common traits in the personalities I tend to write about. One of these is exemplified by the meaning of the word …

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On Giftedness

If I may, I would like to offer a thought or two on the term gifted, meaning the possession of an exceptional natural talent or ability. With this definition gifted is a relative rather than an absolute measure. It can be applied to any talent or ability. There are not gifted and ungifted people, for …

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On Planets and Fireflies

One evening this past summer I discovered an occasion to surprise my family with the announcement an immediate departure for a little adventure at a time when preparations for journeys into dreamland are normally commenced. Our city of residence sponsors a regular program of skywatching, generously setting up telescopes in a small cove surrounded by …

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The Wisdom of Ducklings

The Wisdom of Ducklings

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me present The Wisdom of Ducklings, a story about finding your passions and pursuing your dreams.

Character Prints Available

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Professionally matted prints of illustrations from the Lillybeth and Hinsberth novels are now available for purchase on Etsy!

New Character Illustration

Mr. Wollmund

Announcing the first illustration of a new character from the forthcoming third Lillybeth and Hinsberth novel, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Shores of Forever. Who is this mysterious character?