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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  • Earring Tree July 27, 2014
    When is the last time you used a cheese grater? Granted, I’m not much of a cook, but the only times I’ve touched our cheese grater in the last 12 years is when I needed to move it to make space for something else. As part of my promise to use-it-or-lose-it, I had to admit our […]
  • Baby’s First Year July 23, 2014
    Looking back at pictures of our boys as babies, I have to rely on visual cues to remind me how old they are in each picture. For example, I look for Halloween costumes or Christmas decorations – all the other months/seasons are anyone’s guess. Today’s new parents, however, have solved this dilemma with the adorable […]
  • Denim Update July 22, 2014
    To some, it may appear as if I have an endless supply of denim for my crafting. In reality, however, I’m just a scrap hoarder, determined to use every viable part of a pair jeans, before releasing the remnants back into the wild (i.e. my compost pile). I found an old blank book tucked amid […]

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