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Going Interactive

It’s thirty years ago. I’m standing in the hallway of our apartment in Cape May and asking my dad how to program a video game. I don’t know a lot about video games, but I know that my dad works with computers and I have a notebook full of sketches showing the levels that an […]

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Independent Balance

I quit my job about two years ago and now make a decent living coaching chess, teaching photography, and guiding kids to practice imagination and socialization through playing Dungeons & Dragons. I am literally a professional Dungeon Master. As awesome as it is to be able to say that, there’s an inherent difficulty in finding […]

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Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy

This is a speech I intended to give at the Station Unity Sci-Fi conference in August of 2022. The audience for the session ended up being… somewhat smaller than I expected, so I adapted the themes of this speech into a group discussion. Welcome everyone. My name is Andrew Linke and Iā€™m your guest author […]

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Finishing Things

I have wanted to tell stories since I was a little kid. I might even still have a comic book I wrote and (terribly) illustrated about a literal rock star astronaut. My sister and I did a few strips of a heavily Calvin and Hobbes inspired comic called Space Chief. I remember running around in […]