Free Dino Art Lessons for Kids!

I have been blessed with the chance to lead free art lessons at events held by the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. And now I can share some of the lessons I started making. These are mainly for the little artists in your family, but feel free to try one yourself, if you want. HereContinue reading “Free Dino Art Lessons for Kids!”

Is it Okay to Keep Scaly Raptors in Jurassic World?

It’s a Velociraptor. With feathers. I regret nothing. There’s a huge difference between caring about accuracy (that’s good), and whining about it with an overpowering sense of entitlement (that’s bad) to see feathered dinosaurs in a movie series where the already-cloned Velociraptors have a few differences in color, but lack any plumage. I tried treating theContinue reading “Is it Okay to Keep Scaly Raptors in Jurassic World?”

A Brighter Day for Paleontology? Switek Steps Down

Edit: June 05, 2013 Evidently, reacting to a link I stumbled across on another paleontologist’s site and then having something critical to say about it is clear proof of “trolling” in Mr. Switek’s mind, just because I’ve criticized him in the past, and I must be someone who’s obsessed and out to “get” him. OrContinue reading “A Brighter Day for Paleontology? Switek Steps Down”

More Thoughts on Reader-Focused Fiction

Considering the rhetoric of self-publishers and indie publishers these days, especially in regards to traditional publishing, you’d think that authors are finally unshackled from the chains of tyrants who cruelly eviscerated work that “didn’t sell” and denied them entry into the life meant for them, the life of a Writer. Even if you’re not lookingContinue reading “More Thoughts on Reader-Focused Fiction”