Nothing in the Rulebook joins judging panel for Adventure Writers Competition

Son of a son of a sailorWouldn’t it be beyond cool if one of the Fenn treasure hunters won this writing contest?

Oh, the tales they could tell.

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vagabond-images-climate-change Adventure is out there as Nothing in the Rulebook joins forces with Adventure Writer’s competition. Photo credit: Mike Dodson/Vagabond Images

Creative collective Nothing in the Rulebook will thus year join the judging panel of the annual Adventure Writer’s writing competition, a contest widely known for being the only pure adventure writing competition available to writers today.

With a US$1,000 prize up for grabs, writers have until the 30 April 2019 to submit their work to the contest, before the founders of Nothing in the Rulebook will join the Adventure Writers judging panel to sift through entries and pick out a winner, who will be announced on 5 October at the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society convention.

Announcing the news, Nothing in the Rulebook’s Professor Wu said: “we’re delighted to be teaming up with the fabulous team behind the Adventure Writers competition and looking forward to seeking out some exciting…

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Placing Inspiration

Finding the edges???

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Sometimes, I leave notes for myself in places I may one day revisit. Sorta like my own personal fortune cookies. Some are funny, some blunt, others are strange–thought proving–forcing my imagination into high gear. Whatever wisdom they provide, they almost always inspire me in some way. They make me laugh (who doesn’t need that?), ponder the weird, pull me out of a funk, or just make a good day…better.

The one here is my latest find. One of my favorites.

I like to push beyond my comfort-zone–do things differently, or just do something new entirely. There’s adventure beyond known boundaries. Also, the unexpected. I don’t know if I’m an enthusiastic explorer of the unknown, or if I’m just clumsy. Either way, my life requires lots of band-aids. Still, it’s a lot of fun.

The world surprises us with many opportunities for inspiration, but occasionally, it’s up to us to find…

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“The years teach much the days never know”*…

A map in space and time…

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Hoover Dam

On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures.

The plaza’s terrazzo floor is actually a celestial map that marks the time of the dam’s creation based on the 25,772-year axial precession of the earth…

Hoover diagramAlexander Rose, Executive director of The Long Now Foundation, on the star map of “Safety Island,” a Hoover Dam feature that has baffled visitors for decades: “The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight.”

See also “Coventry Doom,” the story of a 15th-century “doom mural” (depiction…

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Make Merry While Ye May

So, we’re not throwing bedrolls in the back of the pick-up in December and heading out to search for Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure, but we are enjoying the season.

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Mr. W and his snow kitten.

We might not be decorating the the extent that my great-great-grandmother did, . . .

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Hidden gems. Wait. Is that a Prussian soldier on the wall?

Merry Christmas and All the Best in the New Year!

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