Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.140: Unusual “Life”

Back in 2012, before I started doing the smiles, I included a fun video of a self-locomoting art project with the below comment. Someone posted a different video in one of the steampunk groups I belong to, and I remembered … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.139: A Tale of Greyhound Bus People

You might have noticed I didn’t post on my blog for the last half of the month. I had a family emergency and couldn’t manage to get the posts ready, but that very event inspired this post. Because of how … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.138: Creativity with Metal

I’m taking a little break from the book posts so I thought I’d share a short film I ran across. It is about Alan William, a metal artist, and his creative process. Enjoy.

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Things That Make Me Smile No.137: The Amazing Octopus

Like many Victorians, I am fascinated by the octopus even though they’ve never appeared in my steampunk adventure, The Steamship Chronicles. This is a truly alien species with apparent intelligence and amazing adaptability. However, I had not known this particular … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.136: Creativity and the Internet

There’s been a lot of talk about how the Internet has destroyed creativity, how kids don’t get outside, how people don’t do things anymore, and instead just view. It started with the television, and yes, home computers have increased both … Continue reading

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