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Mad Art Lab at Dragon Con!

Mad Art Lab will be invading Dragon Con next week! That’s right, Dragon Con is next week. *commences flailing and trying to sew all the things at once, ends up in a ball of fabric, worbla scraps, and disgruntled cats in front of the computer* For those of you who …

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It’s #safetyfirst, #sexysecond

  What I find most troubling* about this #madscientist #art is the insufficient personal protection equipment (PPE). If ol’ girl works in a lab, her PPE needs to be ON FLEEK. Let’s talk by the numbers… We all like a good blowout, but the lab rule of hair-up-and-back means hair …

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Marvel in Your Own Mediocrity

We all have things we are talented with, and things we are not. Should that stop us from trying? Should somebody not skilled with a brush just walk away from painting? Should a poor writer just set down their pen? I am not talking about “Show us your ugly things” …

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Why John Cleese, why?

Yesterday morning, John Cleese–yes, that John Cleese–kicked off a breathtaking series of tweets with this gem: No. A sense of humour goes with a sense of perspective,which the PC police lack.Seriously,what do PCPs find funny ? https://t.co/AoqQ1BH9tx — John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June 19, 2016   Now, OK, aside from the obvious …


Must. Have. Morels.

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life trudging through underbrush. Getting poison ivy, countless scratches, bug bites, and covered in ticks. Why would I do this? What drives me back to this torture year after year? Morels… Delicious, delicious morels. And guess what. It’s that time of year …

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WIP Weekend: Making Women in Science.

Why hello there!  It’s Dale, the chap who writes the Women in Science cartoon column here every other Wednesday, and today I’m going to pull back the curtain a bit on how that column gets put together, both to satisfy the twos and threes of people who might be curious …

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WIP Weekend – Cover Songs

Push Play please. Thanks. I got so jealous of all the cool projects from last weekend, that I had to figure out how to post some of my own. I have mixed feelings about playing cover songs, but they’re a great way to practice without straining creatively all the time, …

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Book Nerd – Starcats and Strangeness

This took longer than expected, and I blame telepathic, time-traveling space cats. Namely Khreng and Prandra, the starcat protagonists of Phyllis Gotlieb’s A Judgment of Dragons. The back cover promised an adventure that spanned across time and through the most bizarre and dangerous worlds in the universe and it delivered, with …