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Equestrian tourists ride stallions in wide open spaces of Morocco

As someone who has some modest experience with riding horses, I can appreciate the allure of those equestrians competing in the an endurance horse race called the Gallops. In 2014, the first Gallops challenge took place in Oman. This one … Continue reading

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The Secret is Out: The Right Music Boosts Productivity

I’ve known for many years what this article from Popular Science reveals. Listening to a certain style of music improves focus and helps me write. It can help people concentrate on other tasks too. For example, the article says that … Continue reading

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Bayeux Tapestry and how images shape historical views

As the article shared below explains, the Bayeux Tapestry is an exceptional example of historical propaganda. The 230-foot tapestry that depicts the Norman Conquest of 1066 from the Norman point of view is headed for display in England, the country … Continue reading

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Surplus killing behavior of wolves represents food stockpiling

I came across a headline recently about shocking wolf attacks in France. A sheep-raising couple lost 15 animals in a night. They had been willing to accept the loss of an occasional animal, but the carnage alarmed them badly. This … Continue reading

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Disney going hog wild with Star Wars

I’ve really been pleased so far with how Disney has developed the Star Wars universe. “Rogue One” was an outstanding movie. I cry every time I watch it, plus it has such bad ass Darth Vader scenes. I’m very much … Continue reading

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Extinct human species inspire fantasy races and monsters

My whole life I’ve been fascinated by human ancestors or prehistoric members of the genus homo. Neanderthals are the most well known. Their disappearance from Europe at the same time that modern homo sapiens moved into the continent has held … Continue reading

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Archeology a constant source of inspiration for my fantasy writing

This article about a 1,000-year-old Viking sword found by a hunter in the Norwegian Mountains easily suggests a story to me. Unlike the speculation in the article that someone dropped the sword while lost in a blizzard, I like to … Continue reading

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Predators and Prey react to molecule in spilled blood

This article about the E2D molecule shows how the microscopic world influences the macro world. The process of fats breaking down in blood exposed to air creates the molecule. Scientists have concluded that E2D provokes interest and excitement in predators, … Continue reading

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Wolf attacks at Israeli campsites result from humans feeding them

Writing the Werewolves in the Renaissance series has included researching wolf history and behavior. This information guides the portrayal of my werewolf hero Thal. Because wolves have been cultural bad guys for centuries, I investigated just how dangerous wolves are … Continue reading

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Women driving in Saudi Arabia could let Genie out of the bottle

I was very happy to see the news that Saudi Arabia has ended its ban on women driving cars. I hope it is a tiny step forward for women in that country that will lead to additional destruction of the … Continue reading

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