Category Archives: Reference Material

‘No such thing as a routine traffic stop.’

Traffic Stop Scenarios at the Citizen’s Academy run by the Dayton PD – Ohio Hi Guys Just thought I’d share some videos that I took while attending the Dayton Police Citizens Academy this week while doing writing research.  In this … Continue reading

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Real life dragons!

Real life dragons! (or cool looking lizards….) I thought I would share these here, as I love lizards and reptiles and these are beautiful little creatures.  I might have to feature something like them in a future story. Armadillo Girdled … Continue reading

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Why Chocolate Is Good For You AND Your Writing

This article was originally published on Bookmarketingtools.com No really, chocolate is good for you. Dark chocolate can even help you lose weight! But as with all good things, for the above to be true, chocolate should be eaten in small … Continue reading

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13 Blogging Statistics you probably don’t know but should

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Saturday Einstein!

I can relate very well to this quote – The illusion of reality always gets in the way of the illusion of my writing worlds  🙂 If you enjoyed this article, get email updates (it’s free).

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How publishers helped create a nation of readers by giving away 122 million books

When is FREE the right price? An Article by Chris Robley   Last week at the end of an Apple product launch event, the band U2 came on stage and played a song. They then surprised the world by announcing … Continue reading

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Dark Matter Looks WIMPy

Data from the ISS-based Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment supports the idea that dark matter consists of the invisible particles called weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs. The universe seems to be full of dark matter, yet no one knows what … Continue reading

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Book Review – Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya by Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube This book is chock full of site plans and photos, artifacts and loads of maps. This is a highly informative work … Continue reading

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Yawning Spreads Like a Plague in Wolves

Evidence of contagious yawning in chimps, dogs and now wolves suggests that the behavior is linked to a mammalian sense of empathy By Helen Thompson SMITHSONIAN.COM AUGUST 27, 2014 Chimps do it, birds do it, even you and I do it. … Continue reading

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And now…for something completely different!

We, ladies and gentleman are now going to try something new.  It’s good to experiment once and a while and to try new and exciting things. I have been invited to be a part of something that we are now … Continue reading

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