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The official site of Barry Colonna

Welcome to the official site of Barry Colonna, the author of The Eye of Trileon, an epic fantasy adventure set in Atlantis and bronze-age Greece. Please follow the links for more information about the novel. You will find the synopsis, character descriptions, the first chapter of the novel, and much more book and historical information. In this section, you can delve deeper into the history of 1,500 BCE and Plato's Critias, where comparisons are drawn about how The Eye of Trileon differs between the two. The author also explains his vision of Atlantis and reasons for the similarities and changes. The material provided on this site goes beyond the story to provide a larger picture of the world he created. The e-book is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

The Portfolio section was created to display the digital art created by Barry. He first began using Photoshop at the end of 2014 and instantly fell in love with creating images. Barry never thought of himself as an artistically creative person until he began creating photo manipulations. He still sees himself as very much a beginner, but thoroughly enjoys creating digital art as a hobby. Most of his works are exhibited on DeviantArt, although there are several which are exclusively found here. If you are interested, please browse through the section, where you can comment or ask questions about each manipulation.

Axioms is one of the blog sections dedicated to useless trivia and fun facts. Barry researches each topic and attempts to explain it in a fun and interesting manner. Previews of the three most recent Axioms are presented below, or you may follow the links to read and comment on any of the topics. Sometimes he focuses on strange and unusual things most people may never think to ask, but he hopes you find it entertaining and informative. You may comment on any of the Axioms posts if there is a specific topic you are interested in learning.

Barry is using the Journal as a means of documenting his journey of betterment through education and fitness. He aspires to become a Data Scientist, and you can follow him here as he updates you every Wednesday with his educational progress through online math and programming courses. He also has a health blog every other Sunday about his fitness and weight loss goals, along with his progress. He hopes that his journal will inspire others to achieve their dreams and goals, no matter their age or current abilities.

You can learn more about Barry or contact him at the links in the main menu.

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LISTERINE & PICKLES

NOVEMBER 17/BARRY COLONNA
Hello, welcome back to our “monthly” trivia blog, Axioms with Barry! What? I didn’t say which months I post. They are always posted during a month, perhaps just not every month . . .
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SLEEP VS SNEEZING & MOTION SICKNESS

MAY 11/BARRY COLONNA
I can’t tell you how many times my girlfriend complains in the morning about all of my sneezing throughout the night while I’m asleep. That’s actually not true, and not only because . . .
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HAMBURGERS, TEETH & FOOD POISONING

FEBRUARY 9/BARRY COLONNA
Is it dinner time yet? I think I’ll have a moist, juicy, delicious hamburger. But why is it called a hamburger? Is it because it was originally made with ground ham? Fortunately, no . . .
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7Dec 2016

DATA SCIENCE 26: ON COMPLETING MY SECOND PYTHON COURSE

BARRY COLONNA
I have completed Python class, the second class in the Python specialization. I also now know how to calculate the area under the curve of functions in calculus. For the final week of my programming class, I learned about tuples. Tuples are very similar to lists, except they aren’t as editable. At first, I didn’t understand the point . . .
4Dec 2016

HEALTH 11: ON DIETING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

BARRY COLONNA
The holidays are terrible for diets. Absolutely dreadful. How, pray tell, am I supposed to adhere to my caloric restrictions when there is turkey, amazing stuffing, smashed potatoes, and pecan pie? Tell me! Pecan pie. My love. My heart. The perfect dessert. My favorite pie. One I have not had in a year and one of the main . . .
30Nov 2016

DATA SCIENCE 25: ON DICTIONARIES IN PYTHON AND THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF CALCULUS

BARRY COLONNA
So I had an unproductive week, how about you? I didn’t expect to get too much done around Thanksgiving, but I was also gone all day for three days straight, so that pretty much accounted for the rest of my week. As such, I only completed one lesson of calculus and one in programming, which is rather unfortunate. In integral . . .

ABOUT BARRY

Barry is an author, hobby digital artist, aspiring data scientist and, as of the creation of this website, a web designer. He is the author of The Eye of Trileon, a fantasy novel set in Atlantis. He is in the process of writing several new books spanning multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and dystopian. Click the links below to explore his book and portfolio, and to learn more about him. Check back frequently for updates.

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STORY IDEAS

You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

Ray Bradbury

You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.

Ellen DeGeneres
The Funny Thing Is...

Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.

Neil Gaiman

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

Charles de Montesquieu

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Maya Angelou

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

Douglas Adams
The Salmon of Doubt

I like pie.

Barry Colonna