Category Archives: Smiles

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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Things That Make Me Smile No.135: Summertime

This is one of my favorite songs from when I was a kid, and this is a fantastic rendition. It’s only seasonal for the Southern Hemisphere, but for those shivering, huddled in your sweaters and coats, enjoy a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.134: Science Made Approachable

I’m a great fan of science made approachable. It’s easy to see science as magic when you lack the foundation to understand complex explanations, but so much is observable if we are only pointed in the right direction. This explanation … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.133: Gingerbread House

It’s a little early for Holiday carols, but there’s more than just music to celebrate the winter season as demonstrated by this gingerbread house that should stun and amaze. They even replicated the artwork in Waddesdon Manor. It makes me … Continue reading

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