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Inklings of what you’ll be hearing at my readings

Hello again. If you’re in the New York/Long Island area over the summer, here are the locations where I’ll be reading from ATONE FOR THE IVORY CLOUD: Rogers Memorial Library (Southhampton, LI) on August 9th at noon. I’ll be talking on “How the Ivory Supply Chain Impacts Us All” — how the more than 30,000 elephants […]

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A 5 star review for Atone!

It’s rare to find a novelist who can combine so many moving parts and blend them into a novel that will have you holding your breath and guessing to the last page. Wells has pulled it off!

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A rudder for 2017

(This is a post from my newsletter. If you want to see more of these, please sign-up. Thank you.)  As we set our sails for 2017, we will need to constantly adjust our rudder to steer us past the winds of change headed for our natural and virtual ecosystems. I hope my own actions are bolted […]

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6 tips for a Merry (Safe Computing) Season

Hackers love the holiday season. People are shopping and socializing online, and let’s face it, not paying much attention to safe desktop computing. But when your computing toolset fails, life gets unmerry quickly.   Here are six tips that can save you a world of pain, and are easy to implement. Apply these to your […]

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Review of The Ivory Game (Netflix)

I have watched this documentary twice, the first time to take in its scope, the second to understand what lies in the future for African elephants. Each time I am left asking: can the trafficking be stopped? Although a seemingly impossible task, the filmmakers show how dedicated, uncorrupt agents from Kenya and Tanzania collaborate with […]

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The storm from an Ivory Cloud

As elephants die at the rate of thirty thousand a year, our own lives change. Most of us who are neither for or against ivory trafficking, watch on the sidelines. Occasionally, we might notice the statistics that spell out the tragic story. Putting aside the heartbreak, we’ll realize that all life matters and that one […]

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The meta conversation on music.

While posting the video of this discussion on music—a theme in THE FACES IN THE RAIN (Publish date, TBA)—I had to navigate between several layers of meta information. First, as you will see in the video, writing about music is a meta-based endeavor; the reader will never hear the music in the written word, so […]

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Introducing meta-conversations

Hello:   Just a quick post to announce the first of a series of videos I will be producing and sharing as I prepare THE FACES IN THE RAIN for publication this year.   I’d love to read your comments either here in this blog or under the video in YouTube. I’ll be back with […]

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Swimming in fiction’s deep sea

You’ve been writing for years. Then, one gorgeous summer night, you decide to commit to a writing life. You have floated in the sea of fiction, but now you want to compete with the best. So you work out. You build your strength for novel swimming. You hone your legs, abs, arms, and shoulders; the […]

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A Library of Pebbles

It’s funny how we adapt. I always think of the extreme—how people deal with life during a war. You’ve seen the survivors: a child with flies drinking her tears, a woman walks through a bombed market, men sip espresso in shattered cafes, shopkeepers sweep up the broken glass. Let’s face it, people need to eat, […]

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That intuitive space

  Letter #14: Managing space is something we all do. We exist in three dimensions, and, as sentient creatures we want to handle physical space in a way that suits us. While birds fly and build nests, we decorate homes, drive in traffic, and move in buildings where space has been well or poorly considered. […]

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Geoffrey Wells Letter #9: Goals worth earning, owning and sharing

The relentless thing about achieving a goal is that once you get there, you have to hang on to it. Otherwise, what’s the point? Can you say that you have achieved a goal, if you haven’t figured out how to keep it? Yet, the skills and talent it takes to reach the milestone of just […]

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Welcome to my new WordPress blog

Hi: I will now be using this new blog. Having recently sent The Faces in the Rain to my editor, I finally get to focus on communicating what the book is all about and why I wrote it.  Please stay tuned…

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