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I have a new driver's license photo. As I'm sure everyone will agree, license photos are something that are either passable, terrible, or a snapshot that forces you to redesign your personality for the next three to five years so that you at least vaguely...

I am The HermitThe Hermit often suggests a need for time alone - a period of reflection when distractions are limited. In times of action and high energy, he stands for the still center that must be created for balance. He can also indicate that...

"One of the few freehold islands only minutes off the east coast of Australia with tropical vegetation. This imaginative, environmentally friendly retreat was designed by Tone Wheeler for international creative thinking guru, Dr. Edward de Bono. The island house: an award winning, energy efficient simple extruded...

I edited the previous island post, because I got some information about buying your own island, and how much they cost. The trick, obviously, is to buy one that is in the-before-the-industrial-revolution stage. An island where you could get shipwrecked and spend the rest of...

Question: Who do you call to buy an island? The question has been sitting in the back of my head since Marlon Brando's death. He had an island--I'm pretty sure it was only the one, but still, that's more islands than I have. I remember hearing that...

I watched the final episode of Angel the other night. I never had much of a thing for the series, just as I never had one for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sure, the second and third season of Buffy was fun, but the rest was pretty...

my two day workshop, unimaginatively named touring speculative fiction, is over. two days of sharp, feral teenagers getting progressively sharper and more feral the more literature that i (and the lovely assistant, philipa, who once referred to her part in the two days as being...

I was surfing channels ten minutes ago, and in between the flicks, the problem with music appeared, crystallizing in a moment of technicolour clarity. It wasn't that I didn't know what the problem (well, problems) were, it was just that I lacked a soundbite, something...