Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.145: Going to Space

I grew up on the promise of space travel, and while we’re far from where we were supposed to be, the dream is still alive. This video gives a good explanation of why what SpaceX is doing is so important, … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.144: Read-Aloud Picture Books and More BayCon Authors

If you’ve ever read a book to a child, you’ve probably learned their delight when you give the characters voices or use a narrative voice different from your own. Sometimes that is hard work, and sometimes it flows naturally from … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.143: Steampunk Music

Mr. Many Men is a fun music video that reminds me of The Yellow Submarine in some ways and not in others. It definitely stands out in both style and music, but if you listen to the lyrics, there’s more … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.142: Walking in Medieval Times

A fascinating look at how people walked in Medieval times. This is how I used to walk (went barefoot or in flipflops for years) and I still do at times, so I found it interesting to see some of the … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.141: The Making of Mechanical Birds

I rarely have a theme running throughout my posts, but this week is special. I agreed to participate in the blog tour for a recently released steampunk novel called Army of Brass because how it was written as a collaborative … Continue reading

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