The Knife of Time

“Damned savages,” snarled Gregory, one white-knuckled hand clutching the arrow in his shoulder as he fled into the undergrowth. The forest was unforgiving, the brambles and thorns piercing his standard issue authentic period garb. The natives pursuing him suffered none of the cuts and scrapes with their superior leathers. In modern, civilized, times this forest […]

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I’m a Throwback, Baby

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” class=”cs-ta-left” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”poemtext”]I’m a throwback, baby atavistic and masochistic I’ll pay for dinner and I’ll hold the door you can complain and vilify this good guy but I can take it. Your feminism does not and […]

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Misfits of Magic | Shop ’till you Drop, Part 1

[button shape=”square” size=”mini” float=”left” href=”https://www.ronsparks.com/the-misfits-of-magic/” title=”The Misfits of Magic” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Start the series here!”]Misfits of Magic Index[/button]   Gale didn’t usually shop at the SuperSav, but it was the only grocery store near the Border that was open all night long.  The need to accomodate his vampire’s assistant’s nocturnal hours had thrown off […]

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Google’s Science of Happiness

Does Google know the secret to happiness?  Is it as simple as “wishing” it were so?  Maybe, according to Chade-Meng Tan, a Google engineer who is determined to ease the stress and unhappiness of his co-workers. His 3-step plan is intuitive, and even has some scientific evidence supporting it.  Read all about it here: CNN:  Google’s algorithm for […]

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