Happy New Year!

A new year offers the promise of opportunity, possibility and new beginnings. I am particularly eager to bid farewell to 2015 – a year full of changes and challenges. Some of those changes and challenges were of my own making,…

Besides Bond

As moviegoers flock to theaters to see the latest James Bond offering, Spectre, it’s timely to remember the Ian Fleming’s other literary contribution. In 1964 his children’s book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was published. The book has a decidedly strong steampunk undertone, though…

Finding Connections

Research can be addictive, especially if you’re easily distracted (as I frequently am.) One fact leads to another fact and before you know it, you’ve slid down the rabbit hole into some alternate universe. You are no longer focused on…