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Release Party! (Seasons of Imagination is Out!)


Thank you all for joining me today for this celebration of my first book, Seasons of Imagination, being released.  I know this was an impromptu gathering, though you can’t say I didn’t give you hints it was coming up.  Sorry about that bump in the red carpet that I just couldn’t flatten out.  I hope not too many of you twisted your ankle or anything.  You just need to be careful..

Be careful!  Careful!!! CAREFUL!!!


Of course the person bringing in the cake had to be the one who tripped.  Sorry, I do still have some left over hors d’oeuvre from yesterday’s Cover Reveal, so help yourself.  I hope they’re not stale. Continue reading

I am

Trent Grin

I am
A pioneer to nowhere
On the cutting edge that passed by
I forge my own path
Even if it’s a well-worn trail

I am
An experimenter in sound
And maker of noise
From creating new classical
To the latest old-school toys

I am
A Wordsmith, bending and shaping
Nouns to swords, verbs to ploughshares
Sowing the air with ideas
A creator of worlds

I am
A manipulator of light
Collecting it with a lens
Changing it with pencils, computer and pens
A recorder, creator of art for sight

I am
A child on a globe-sized playground
Beach, mountain, city and farm
The world is there to be explored
To wonder at and to experience Continue reading

Planned Work Slowdown


The freezing rain stopped and mist was rising off of the parking lot in dragon fire tendrils.  I was doing my after-lunch laps, a routine I’ve had for most of my working life.  I’ve written at least three blog posts about the fact that I do a lot of my thinking and creative work while walking and my post-lunch walk is one of those times I let my brain have free rein.  Well, yesterday I was thinking.  That is always dangerous, me and thinking, but this time it might actually be pulling back from danger.  I decided I’m going to take a blog slowdown.  I won’t shut it down completely and I’ll still read a few posts, particularly when I really can’t do anything else, but I’ll slow down. Continue reading

Taking Care of Business

All Dressed Up, No Place to Go

All Dressed Up, No Place to Go

OK, I’ll admit it, I’ll admit I have a great weakness.  I am terrible at business.  There, I said it.

I guess I should explain myself a little.  I’m a mathematician so doing finances or accounting is not the issue.  That is, these things are not the issue as long as I remember to do them, but that’s another story. Continue reading