And So Begins the Journey
“A journey of a thousand miles usually takes a while. You can quote me on that.” Space Larrabee, By the Time I Got There
About the Author
D. E. Munson is the author of In Search of Space and Thyme and By the Time I Got There, the first two books of The Chronicles of Space & Thyme, a series of novels detailing the antics of divinity dropout Space Larrabee in his quest for meaning in life.
Born and raised in upstate New York, he spent his early years with every intention of becoming a clergyman.
After graduating high school, he headed down south to Lycoming College in PA as a preministerial student. Then the sixties hit, and the world would never be the same.
His genre is magic realism, but he lives in Minnesota. Munson’s novels detail the antics of divinity dropout Space Larrabee on his quest for life’s meaning.
The Elfin Spires
"The Elfin Spires are real, but unreachable by mere mortals without a rather painful price. Aric, the protagonist, is NOT a mere mortal, but his mixed heritage prevents him from reaching the legendary Spires without a pointy metal invitation . . . For the Elfin queen, Aric becomes a terrible (in the old sense, not in the sense of "really bad at it") warrior. As Buffy (or was it Willow) once said, 'Love makes you do the wacky'. . . "
--Robert Moriyama, Short Stories Editor,
Aphelion Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy
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"Great story. You did a wonderful job developing it for the readership and for easy website reading. Good for you!" --Linda Anderson, author .Angel Animals
"I found the story very enjoyable and easy to read in spite of its high language. I guess one of the themes that runs through the tale is, as Robert suggests, how some would be willing to do anything for love, and here we have a character willing to go far in search of such. Thanks for another well-done story." --AFE1975 Commenter
“Just finished reading your delightful story, "The Elfin Spires." You "paint" the scenes with words, giving concrete images and take the reader on an exciting journey while providing timeless values.” --MM, MN
"I LOVE it. I read through it tonight like a book I can't put down & for the time I read it I really felt like I was there living this because the descriptions were so vivid + there are so many images of Light in the story. I want to read the next part." --HM, TX
“I wasn't prepared for such a beautiful experience. You've made Chandra bewitchingly lovely, the elves' abode mystical, and your teenage protagonist simple and smitten. I especially appreciated your tantalizing ending with the pretty peasant girl . . . A very nice piece of creative and imaginative writing. Thanks for the journey.” --KL, MN
“What at wonderful, enchanting tale. I could feel the sensations so explicitly, from the cold, hard floor to the flying. The descriptions are so vivid, but you leave just enough for the imagination of the reader to fill in. It did make me want to read more...if only to escape just a little longer. I am impressed!” --DV, KS
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Building Blocks of
A Vermont business proves you don't have to be or high tech to enjoy communications. "Ring. Ring. Hello Graham, this is Jeanice. How are you today?"
Many people would find it difficult to do what businesswoman Jeanice Garfield does everyday: oversee the child care of 125 youngsters and cope with the rigors of running a business. Garfield manages both, thanks in part to an efficient communications system.
A modern-day pioneer in lifting the veil on what we've always viewed as conventional reality, particularly when it comes to the world of space travel. This Beacon Magazine article covers his appearance at the University of New Hampshire in 1977.
Do you really think the first men in space were Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard in 1961?
Encore Magazine article on Arthur Lee (Land)'s Lessons of the Heart CD
"Three girls ranging in age from six to thirteen, dance from row to row as they work in their 39-year old friend’s backyard garden in upstate New York. They sing at the top of their lungs. A speaker in the back window of the house fills the air with 'miracles . . ."
The Green Acre School
Nestled in the woods of Eliot, Maine is the Green Acre School. In 1882 a Transcendentalist and electrical pioneer named Moses Farmer moved with his family from Newport, RI to Eliot, ME. This man had developed a set of electrical lamps to light his home when Edison was yet twelve years old . . .