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Laura Walton Allen
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Ceres’ White Spots Multiply in Latest Dawn Photos
From Universe Today: We don’t know exactly what those mysterious white spots on Ceres are yet, but we’re getting closer to an explanation. Literally. The latest images from the Dawn spacecraft taken a mere 8,400 miles from the dwarf planet Ceres reveal that the pair of  spots are comprised of even more spots. Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/120244/ceres-white-spots-multiply-in-latest-dawn-photos/
Image Credit: Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA / montage by Tom Ruen
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New Poetry For February
I've had a couple of new poems come out this month. One's in print, in David Kopaska-Merkel's spec journal Dreams & Nightmares. (My poem "The Dream" is in issue #100. You can order a copy from the site or his blog.  ) D&M  has been around since the '80s and...
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It's a Good Omens preview!
Listen to three new scenes from the upcoming Radio 4 adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel
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My favorite poetry find of the day: "City of Incandescent Light Bulbs" by Matt McBride.

"Oily fingerprints
decoupage everything.

The not-things
have doubled again...."

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It's nice to hear the voices of decent folks, too. Thanks for speaking up, and thanks to +Brian Wolfe for sharing.
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It's nice to see some men in game development speaking out on this issue.  Sexism doesn't just hurt female gamers, it hurts all of us.
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Science fiction author Bill Gibson is among the best conversationalists I know. He talks about sci-fi in this great interview, and makes many good points, one of which is we wrongly expect apocalypses to happen suddenly when it will probably happen slowly.

http://io9.com/william-gibson-on-the-apocalypse-america-and-the-peri-1656659382
William Gibson is laconic. Which isn't too surprising, given that the author of Neuromancer is famous for his spare, incisive prose style. We sat down with him in late October to discuss his latest novel, The Peripheral, and wound up talking about a lot of things I never expected.
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Art, Art, and More Art
Sorry so long no post! I've been working in mixed media again; it took a while after the Big Move to resupply my stockpile of random things, but now my hoard is fully loaded and I'm mixing media like mad. This new series is making me very happy, oh yes inde...
Sorry so long no post! I've been working in mixed media again; it took a while after the Big Move to resupply my stockpile of random things, but now my hoard is fully loaded and I'm mixing media like mad. This new series is m...
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Does anyone else do this? For some reason, I used to do this quite a bit more than I do now; maybe I stopped when I developed the used-bookstore-rotation habit. 

I wonder how many books I own that would be worth the commitment?
There is something predatory, cruel even, about a pen suspended over a work of literature. Like a hawk over a field, it is on the lookout for something vulnerable.
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I see a crime in progress  :D
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My favorite poetry find of the day is this found poem, "Born" by Peter Valentine, pulled from a NYT crossword puzzle. 
Peter Valentine's poem “Born…” appears in Volume 7 of The Found Poetry Review. Purchase the full volume. [across] “to the incompetence of love!” shout the [down] seafarers high in the crows nest up high in the smoke of the stars and the moon swerves across the sea and the music and the planet ...
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Geekscape of the Day: Unexpected Kindness
Artist: Esben Rasmussen   _Source: http://bit.ly/11RsLUD ._

Sometimes you can't judge a monster by it's carapace...

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I love it when I am introduced to an entire subculture I was ignorant about, even though it thrived right next door. Here is a deep article that dips into the invisible world of e-sports. Exotic jargon! Insane passion. Big money! You won't regret reading this.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/good-game
Scarlett, the most accomplished woman in e-sports, is known for her macro mutalisk style and kick-ass creep spread. Credit Photograph by Jenny Hueston
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"There’s a power and weight to this type of fiction, which fascinates by presenting a dark mystery beyond our ken and engaging the subconscious. Just as in real life, things don’t always quite add up, the narrative isn’t quite what we expected, and in that space we discover some of the most powerful evocations of what it means to be human or inhuman."
From Leonora Carrington to Haruki Murakami, disparate writers tap into something universal when they channel the bizarre.
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Education
  • University of North Texas
    Studio Art/New Media Art, 2013
  • Lake Sumter Community College
    AA
  • Stetson University
    English/Lit Theory
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artist, writer, tinkerer, college instructor & student, scifi addict, futurist, all-around fascinated person
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Visual artist, poet/writer, designer, instructor
Employment
  • McLennan Community College
    Adjunct Instructor, Creative Writing
  • Writer's Garret of Dallas
    Instructor; Writer's CAMP Coordinator
  • Waco Civic Theatre
    Set Designer; Technical Director; Scenic Painter
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Writer and Editor; Astrology Columnist
  • The City Review (Waco)
    Editor-In-Chief
  • Self-Employed
    Visual Artist; Arts Coordinator
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