Let Me Ask You a Question – 2/26/19

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Let me ask you a question…

Why do people drive at the speed limit in the left lane?  Do drivers not understand the left lane is a passing lane only?  Or is that rule a thing of the past?

-Confused in North Carolina

Let Me Ask You a Question – 2/20/19

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Let me ask you a question…

It is assumed that if a tree falls in the woods, but there is no one around, that it makes a sound.  But how do you really know?

Let Me Ask You a Question – 2/12/19

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Let me ask you a question…

Can you name something that someone in your life does that annoys you, but truth be told if they stopped you might miss it?

The 2019 Author Interview Series Featuring Tracy Kauffman

Author Don Massenzio

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I’m happy to feature author Tracy Kauffman in this edition of the 2019 Author Interview Series. It’s interesting to see which questions authors select from my list to reveal a bit about themselves and their work to those of you that read their interviews.

Please enjoy meeting Tracy Kauffman.


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  • What do you think are the elements of a good story?

I believe descriptive words  relay the story so it makes the reader feel they are there instead of being told the details of the story.

  • Do you view fellow authors as competitors, allies or are there some combination of the two? Why?

I believe other authors are allies because they can help each other in so many ways.  Authors know how to get their work done, published, marketed etc…. It’s always good to keep your author coworkers as friends and allies.

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  • What marketing technique have you found to be the…

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Mahogany Obsidian in the Morning Light

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Obsidian is a naturally forming volcanic glass. This makes it neither a crystal nor a mineral, but I refer to it as a mineral. I have a couple of specimens, a black tumbled stone and a sphere of Snowflake Obsidian, but I had never seen Mahogany Obsidian prior to finding this gorgeous piece in a local shop called Mystic Moraine Minerals. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable. They offer a wide range of crystals and mineral for sale, both raw and tumbled. They also offer classes in wire wrapping and other interesting crystal related things. If you would like to check out the Facebook page you can find it at @MysticMoraine  

Like all Obsidian, this variety can be found anywhere there is or has been volcanic activity, but two nice sources are China and India. It gets its beautiful color from either Magnetite or Hematite inclusions in the molten material. As the lava cools it can form…

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