Bookocalypse…Madness & Mayhem of the Most Spectacular Kind

I have books stacked everywhere…on my work table, in boxes under the table, in storage cases under my bed as well as several book cases. Yes, I read a lot, but that’s not what this is all about. I have OTHER PEOPLE’S books crowding my space. That’s correct, most of them aren't mine. No, I’m …

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Too Old to Start Writing? Balderdash! Age is Your Badass Superpower

I didn't really start writing until I semi-retired, which gave me more time to pursue my dream of producing a novel. Since I started this process over five years ago, I've had many doubts about my sanity and the wisdom of starting a writing career later in life. A FogCon Panel on It's Never Too …

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Chipped, Foxed & Shaken: How to Evaluate Rare & Collectible Books (Beginners Guide)

Do you have stacks of old books, some by famous authors, or simply piles of your favorites? Have you ever wondered if some of them might be valuable? There are some basic things to look at to determine whether to keep or take to your closest thrift store. Pro tip: Most old books are just …

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Oak Woodlands: Fairylands of Magic, Wisdom and Power (Why the woods sacred to the Celts should matter to us.)

Oak Among Basalt - Photo by D. Fritz Pliny the Elder (who lived in Gaul, 1st century CE) was the first to write about the Druids use of oak trees in their religious ceremonies. Later, Christian churches were built in oak groves (most likely because some of those locations were pagan sites of worship). Oak …

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