Time Travel

Copyright Douglas Stockdale I am using some 'down-time' between pitching my book-dummy for Instant Nomad to a few publishers for me to reconsider my edit of the book's content. In this case I have a few photographs in the book-dummy that are very ambiguous as to the subject and place, which are very abstract and... Continue Reading →

Facebook ‘spam’ – huh?

Copyright Douglas Stockdale Wow, yesterday I was just hit by Facebook with a "Your comment goes against our Community Standards on spam". When a friend had posted posted on Facebook with a comment about Quantum Mechanics, I had in turn responded with a comment about a series I am working on that investigates particle physics... Continue Reading →

Driving range was a military bombing range

copyright Douglas Stockdale How is it that a WWII/Korean War practice bombing/rocket range would end-up becoming a driving range for a demilitarized golf course? The serendipity of this occuring is pretty amazing. Instead of practice bombs and rockets while preparing for serious mortal combat with an arch enemy, we have a slew of individual hitting... Continue Reading →

Fading memories

While working on my project Gardening For Ordnance, in addition to the recent signage posted about the warnings for Ordnance and Explosive Waste, a.k.a. 'OEW' in military parlance, that are in my neighborhood, I found numerous older signs that were the worst for wear. In retrospect, these signs are more dire as the surrounding area... Continue Reading →

Anxiety in the Aftermath of War

copyright Douglas Stockdale I have been working on a book project, Instant Nomad, in which I am reflecting on the broader context of anxiety and how that seems to haunt me in little ways. Interestingly, I was in full scale development of my war aftermath project, Gardening for Ordnance, that due to the pandemic I... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF – part 2

In my previous article, I provided the stating frame work for creating a low resolution book-dummy using Blurb for publisher submissions or obtaining feedback from friends. For those who have used Burb to create a book pdf, you are probably aware of one of the major drawbacks that I discussed earlier; the resulting two-page spreads... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF

First, fair warning, to cover this subject it is going to take a couple of posts, so this is the first of two. The second article is linked up here. As many of you know, I lead a book development workshop that gets into the nitty-gritty of defining a book project, the big edit of... Continue Reading →

Staged in Rome

I must admit that while staging a lot of photographs on my international travels, some of these seemed to work out pretty well while others not-so-much. At the time I thought that is hotel set-up was pretty cool. This room had a weird layout that it was a very deep room; lots of space between... Continue Reading →

Developing a storytelling context

While working on my Instant Nomad series, I felt that I needed to introduce a bit more 'environmental' context for this story, that this could be about a business (professional) person who is traveling and the resulting anxiety that occurs. Although I find more individuals are bring their portable computer even while on a holiday.... Continue Reading →

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