Various Projects

Clyr Ink Press encompasses much more than just our SLP/ATP work, as each of us is far more than just an SLP/ATP; that is to say, all manner of personal pursuits combine with our professional roles and services, and some of those are reflected in the various projects displayed below… basically just for fun.

Please note that this section is still very much in progress (e.g., you might occasionally see empty placeholders here and there). 


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Prominence: from Sensation to Language

Doctoral Dissertation (1997)

Cognitive Science and Linguistics


This is the cover of the book entitled "Residual Trace."

Residual Trace: The Taleworthy Catastrophes of a Thrillseeking Child

This collection of loosely autobiographical short stories, essays, and recipes reflects on human diversity and the effects of a thrillseeking childhood on the consequent adult’s personality.

This work also helps to differentiate creative schizotypy from autism.

Lingering Suspicion

(In Progress)

This is the perpetually-delayed quasi-sequel to Residual Trace.

Currently, it contains some additional essays (in various states of progress), but there’s a whole lot of work left to go.

Not a (Damnéd) Blog

Occasionally there’s something to say that wouldn’t go better somewhere else.


This is the outside of Tracy Mansfield's Clyr business card.
This is the inside of Tracy Mansfield's Clyr business card.

Medicine Bottle Label

(See label enlarged.)

Business Card

I use a folded business card because I love to play around with fancy design work (on the outside), but I also want the information to be in an accessible format (on the inside).

We bought a button maker.

And this happened.

Watched some old Superman stuff, and this image emerged.

(See image enlarged.)


The overall composition (i.e., a torch-flanked oval frame) is based on b&w line stock, from which the smoke and ribbon shapes are modified. The flambeau design was somewhat inspired by a “Stile Bellagio” sconce, but with more of a neoclassical shaft. The rest of the work is original.

(See bookplate enlarged.)

Puppets (Costumes)

Flotsam & Jetsam

Drawn profiles (Affinity Photo)

Ostrich feathers

Teal opera gloves

White felt (tongue)

Brass brads (hinge)

Foam core board

White foam (teeth)


Telephone wire

Vacuum tube

Banded tulip seashell

Purple-gold leaf


Corrugated silver paper

3.5” glass lenses

Neoprene O rings

2 voice-output devices

16” cardboard box

Dash panels (Affinity Designer)

Silver duct tape

Yellow shirt

Silver marching band gloves

Foam and more foam (tracks)

Copper foil

Paint: yellow, silver, red, blk/wht

Aluminum tape

Black electrical tape

Clear peel-n-stick label paper

Other stuff


Drew my face as a polyhedral model. Covered with aluminum tape. Emphasized with black pin striping. Lined with peel-n-stick black felt. Earpieces of glasses hold it on. Added bits and bobs (LEDs, batteries, switches, stator winding, CPU, etm).


Extra long orange faux fur (hair)

Cardboard concrete form (head)

Pink luxe fleece, spray adhesive (skin)

Foam eggs and balls, ornament screws (eyes, nose)

Bamboo seamless socks (nose)

Peel-n-stick felt, red and black (mouth lining and pupils)

Microfiber gloves (hands)

Red tule (open mouth)

Clothing: black tie, green lab coat, Brooks Brothers green gingham shirt (micro check), Kidoriman plaid pants, red-and-white striped socks, brown-and-white saddle Oxfords


Papier màché (head)

Acrylic paint (skin)

Dry floral foam (nose, ears)

Microfiber gloves (hands)

Clothing: red knit tie, blue lab coat, blue shirt, black slacks, black socks, black boots

For Sale



Tarot Bags

Nine of Cups by Sara (Etsy)


Puppy Mood Music

Scoring affects our perceptions of the scene.

Well Well Well

This duet (feat. Howard Jones and the Doctors Who) still needs quite a bit of work.

Do not Want to Build a Snowman

I made this quickly just to get the idea to quit bugging me.

Accessible Book

For various reasons, there exists no commercial, accessible version of Gabriel García Márquez’ 100 years of Solitude, either in English or the original Spanish (Cien años de soledad). While copyright restrictions allowed us to create an accessible version to accompany a purchased (inaccessible) volume, that ePub file cannot be distributed more generally (as that would compromise the hard copy sales); however, in the course of that project, we did extend the genealogical charts for the Buendía and Iguarán families. Beware: such charts contain spoilers.

Genealogy of the Buendía and Iguarán families before the founding of Macondo.

Genealogy of the Buendía family after the founding of Macondo.

The children of the Aragonese merchant and his wife were both born by 1569 (when Sir Francis Drake invaded Riohacha).

José and Úrsula were married at 19 years of age. They are first cousins, as are José's aunt and Úrsula's uncle (whose child was of José and Úrsula’s generation, and died at 42 years old).

Nicanor Ulloa (see the next chart) is also identfied as Úrsula's first cousin, which would have to be through a grandparent not also shared by José.

The “Shared” persons in the chart are one indiviual. There is no other grandparent whom José and Úrsula could share (a) without making the aunt and uncle siblings instead of first cousins, and (b) while leaving Úrsula to be an Iguarán originally (i.e., the shared grandparent would have to be female under the apparent naming conventions).

José and Úrsula are first cousins (married at 19 years of age).

José Arcadio Segundo and Aureliano Segundo are physically identical twins.

Rebeca is adopted, and claims a bishop as her first cousin.

In addition to Aureliano José, and the twins with Remedios Moscote, Colonel Aureliano Buendía had 17 sons by 17 different women, for whom only a few of the names are given, as follows: A. Triste (i.e., tr. “Sad”), A. Serrador (“Sawyer”), A. Arcaya (from a surname of Basque origin), A. Centeno (“Rye”), and A. Amador (“Lover”). These name translations do not appear in the story; they are posed here simply because the author drops all sorts of other clues to soft mysteries, and the import might have been intended to be apparent in Spanish.

Aureliano José was going to have had 7 children with Carmelita Montiel.

Interaction Design Capstone Project

UCSD Design Lab (Coursera)

This video is a walkthrough of a canned demo of my Capstone project, Reasoned Impulse, which is explained in more detail in this Medium article.

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