Tyler Tork

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Homemade refrigerator magnets from digital artwork

Edge view of magnet

I’ve had to do some experimenting to create the magnets I’ve been sending out to Free Little Art Galleries. I tried different construction techniques and I’m here now to say what works and what doesn’t. What I’ve been making is basically a photo print stuck to lightweight backing material, the print having a border that …

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Linus van Pelt and the Philosophy of Science

I’ve been seeing this anti-science propaganda meme a lot on social media recently, and rather than repeat myself I decided to address it here so I can just link to my answer. The people who post it aren’t necessarily opposed to science themselves — they might just think it’s clever or ironic. It’s not clever. …

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“Rey and the Magic Amulet” is now live

Cover: Rey and the Magic Amulet

Everything in publishing takes forever and The Plague made everything even slower. But my book Rey and the Magic Amulet is at last out and available for purchase! Suitable for younger readers, this fantasy follows the adventures of Rey as he travels around real places in Minneapolis to return an amulet to the elusive Blue …

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Balance of Forces (a very short story)

an army of gnomes

Tuesday: Flamingos moved closer to house overnight. Did neighbor move them, she of towering hairdo, peeking thru curtains at my rococo lifestyle? Can they move on their own? Weds: Closer still. Malicious gleam in beady eyes. Will watch tonight. Thurs: Freaking out! Didn’t see them move. How? Peanut brittle failed to soothe. Will try garden …

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Why do we look up at the Earth from the Moon?

Felicia the Space Hipster asks: If we always look up to the moon why do we look up at earth from the moon? Be nice now lol Felicia, Thanks for asking. We don’t always look up. Sometimes we look sideways. We would look down at other times except that neither the Earth nor the Moon …

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If your spouse hates Star Wars…

Antonia Bifano-Freeman asks: If your spouse hates Star Wars, is that grounds for divorce? Antonia, Not by itself. It depends on whether you’re able to shut up about Star Wars.

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On the ratio of known to unknown

Kevin asks: I was promised age would bring wisdom, but that doesn’t seem to be working out in my case. What the hell? Yo. You know what being wrong feels like? It feels like being right. You know what being right feels like? It feels like uncertainty. You don’t get to be right by ignoring …

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New recording is up!

Today I did an online reading and Q&A session. If you missed it, sorry about the short notice–I only had the information at the last minute myself. But you can still watch it and hear an excerpt from my Steampunk novel, The Deep End. View it on my Recordings page.

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If You Were the Only One in the World

I’ve recorded a very short story for Valentine’s Day. It’s not exactly a romance.

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Water heater, no blinky

Despite my disclaimer to knowing anything much about water heaters, WTFGUY writes to ask: I must say that the video and trouble fix methods I’ve read here are brilliant and I held faith in their effect … but, no worky for me and mine. 1 point to note – the status light is not, will …

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