About Jack Beritzhoff: Ugly ship, lovely vistas mark mariner’s service

The USAT Barbara C in a Storm Denise Goolsby Originally published in The Desert Sun Merchant mariner Jack Beritzhoff (author of Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Seaman) was assigned duty aboard an ancient lumber schooner, hauling eucalyptus logs around the South Pacific during World War II. “As a member of the crew of a … Continue reading About Jack Beritzhoff: Ugly ship, lovely vistas mark mariner’s service

The (Other) Little Death

My fourteen-year-old interviewed an artist yesterday for Fastforward, the local kids’ newspaper: a wonderful painter by the name of Helen Steele. I went along as chauffeur and photographer. Julia asked some great questions, which got Ms. Steele talking eloquently about the most interesting thing of all: her process as an artist. She talked about how … Continue reading The (Other) Little Death

Let the Wild Rumpus Start

Maurice Sendak, Author of Where the Wild Things Are, Dies at 83 Image © copyright 1963, Maurice Sendak If you were to ask me what piece of literature has had the most profound impact on me, I wouldn’t have to think at all. It was Maurice Sendak’s picture-book masterpiece, Where the Wild Things Are.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Submitting to Stillpoint Digital Press Ebook Conversion Audiobook Production Other Editorial Services (Editing, Art, Design) On downloading and Reading Stillpoint ebooks  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask an editor!   •    •   Submission          The mission of Stillpoint DIgital Press is to publish fine ebooks and print editions. We have some wonderful titles … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions

Dreamworks (from Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind)

Dreamworks—Spirit in the Dark An Essay from Excursions from the Far Side of the Mind by Howard Rheingold Hindsight is 20-20. In 1986, I was designing dreamwork software for Activision before a couple of unscrupulous developers killed the project by spending money they were given to code my designs on other projects. I didn’t trademark … Continue reading Dreamworks (from Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind)

Eragon – The Real Thing?

Last night I finished Inheritance, the fourth and final volume of Christopher Paolini’s young adult fantasy adventure series of the same name (but more commonly known by the name of the first book and main character, Eragon). I enjoyed the book—it’s fast-moving, epic, and well-written. But I find myself feeling vaguely unsatisfied, and trying to … Continue reading Eragon – The Real Thing?