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Archive for March, 2013

Writerly coolness – Framed covers

Got back from picking the girl up from softball and found I had a fairly large package had been delivered.

Took me about ten minutes to get these beauties unpacked, but aren’t they pretty?






My uncle John in Texas did the framing.  Frameland in San Antonio, Texas.  Even has museum quality glass.

Too bad my phone camera really doesn’t do them justice.

What a great way to end the day.





Black Blade Blues is Powells dose of the day!

BBB_MMPBI don’t know if everyone who reads this knows Powells Books, but you should.  They are one of the best independent bookstores in the world.  To visit their Burnside store in Portland is like a trip to the holy land of books.  It’s huge and diverse with a ton of very cool, helpful staff members and an overwhelming selection of new and used books.  I love them.

What I didn’t realize until I started getting reports this morning, was that they do an email flyer every day, and one of the features is something they call The Daily Dose.  This is where you the customer can comment about a book you like and win a prize.

Today, the daily dose is Black Blade Blues. It changes daily, so this will fall down the page after today, but for now, Sarah Beauhall is in the spotlight and I’m very pleased.

Do go check this out.  And think about patronizing Powells if you get the chance.  They also sell online for those of you far away.  But if you ever have the opportunity, make the trek.

My Powells readings are done over at the Beaverton store, so I have to give Peter and that crew a shout-out as well.  The whole company is amazing.


 Check it out.




The wild ox; strength and power.


Creativity; words, music, and art.


The troll cross; wealth and prosperity.


The sun; energy, honor, guidance.


Personally earned or lucky wealth and prosperity.


The harvest; patience and promise.


The chariot; journey and travel.

Note: This is not the real book cover.