Angela Lee Duckworth

True Grit?

Leah chose this video last night for our family tv-time and while we watched it, I must say, I wanted to rail against it big-time, a feeling that increased as the talk went on. As I pondered it afterward though, I realized I wasn't pissed off because I thought Dr. Duckworth is wrong, but because I'm forced to admit that - at least in terms of how success is measure in mainstream education and … [Read More...]

Rise Above

Metals and Blues: an -ahem- Exhibition

As of today, these six paintings of mine are featured on the walls of Kaelin's Coffeehouse in Louisville. Since the contract I signed calls it an exhibition, I guess that's what it is. They are for sale at Kaelin's, ranging in price from $50 up to $150. If you want one, contact me if you have questions about sizes, etc. and I will be happy to see about shipping it to you. We'll work … [Read More...]


Vegas After Midnight: Aces High

I've cooked up a set of thematic statements about the four Aces in Vegas After Midnight, and decided to put them in graphic form, like I do. Here they are - the Ace of  Diamonds, the Ace of Spades, the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Clubs.   … [Read More...]


Little Man Biggs and His Arrogant Bastards at the Crossroads

I'm posting this mostly so I can show my play group some images I saved for our Apocalypse World series "Crossroads". First, my character, Biggs - a big-minded Operator who happens to be a bit height-challenged.                   Next, his crew, the Arrogant Bastards: Jaim, the bodyguard-enforcer, Gabble the old … [Read More...]


Apocalypse 2: The Un-Mickening

Yesterday's post about Vegas After Midnight not being post-apocalyptic generated this excellent comment on Facebook from my buddy-bro Daniel Perez, and I want to immortalize it here so it doesn't get lost, because there's not a person in the world who doesn't get all giddy when somebody expresses something that proves they totally smell what you're cookin'. Daniel wrote: "I also thought it was … [Read More...]

Apocalypse? Answering a Vegas After Midnight FAQ

Well, actually, I don't know how frequent a question needs to be before it becomes a "frequently" asked question, but this is a question that got asked a lot in the early days, and yesterday I got a message from a friend asking it again in the context of my recent post on the High Rollers, so I'm going to address it here as succinctly as Micking possible. The question as posed yesterday went … [Read More...]


Enter the High Rollers

Here's a look at the 18 High Rollers represented with their card ranks in Vegas After Midnight. And to help you get a feel for where i'm going with this. here are a few notes: Each of the suits is symbolic of a general realm of evocative aspects: SPADES covers the realm of Chaos, Destruction, Change, Transformation, Fate CLUBS covers the realm of Luck, Chance, Panache, Frivolity, … [Read More...]

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  • Vegetable Sightings April 7, 2014
    The first stage of the gardening process is always the biggest confidence booster, because almost all our seedlings have begun to sprout! I know full well that nothing I see in April guarantees anything will bear fruit come summer, but it’s awfully inspiring to see the start of several vegetables already. The lettuce and peas […]
  • Reorganizing, Again April 4, 2014
    The bane and the blessing of living in a small home is how little space there is to store our stuff. The blessing: it encourages us not to acquire things or, if we do, to get rid of something old before we bring in something new. The bane: we spend a lot of time reorganizing. […]
  • Shieldmaiden April 2, 2014
    If you could only use one word to describe yourself, what would it be? There was a time when I used the word enthusiastic. It still applies, but not in the same way. I used to use it in cover letters and interviews to counter my lack of experience. Now I bring energy and experience to the […]

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