(personal) PG Holyfield

              If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I’ve been mourning my friend and fellow author PG Holyfield.  He lost his very brief battle with cancer yesterday at 11:20 pm EST, leaving behind 3 daughters and a lot of friends and family.   I keep writing things and …

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(book review) The Street, by Paul E. Cooley

  I promised some book reviews, so here’s the first!  This is an amazing book.  It is a horrifying, twisted, sick, wonderful book.  I really really really enjoyed this.   The Street, by Paul E. Cooley, (available here with his other amazing books) explores what happens to Sesame Street, the Muppet Show and Jim Henson’s …

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(writing) Thoughts on writing, process, and language

I threatened a rant last week about chat-speak (I loathe it, for the short version of the rant), but as I didn’t have time to write it out when I was annoyed (probably a good thing, come to think of it), it mellowed and got intertwined with some other things.   Namely, this.   I …

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(personal) Upheavals and changes

I love summer.  I love getting out in the sun, swimming, picking berries, going to farmer’s markets, reading on the beach, camping, summer events…. summer is my favorite time of year.  It’s what I look forward to all year.   I do NOT want to spend my summer on crutches with this knee of mine. …

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(personal/con/writing) A magical weekend

I just got back from Brigadoon – I mean, Balticon.  (Please don’t tell me that you don’t get the reference, because then I’ll feel REALLY old.  Just go with it.)  The best place in the world to spend Memorial Day weekend is Hunt Valley, Maryland, at the best con in the world.  No matter how …

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(personal/writing) Yeah, I know, I know…

What can I say?  I’ve had a bad winter, and I haven’t been keeping this up.  There have been some personal things going on that I want to keep personal, but that have kept me from updating this, or writing a lot, or really doing anything other than going to work, eating and sleeping for …

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(personal/writing) Blowing off the winter dust

You know, it’s been a LONG winter.  Maybe not GRRM long, but longer than I wanted.  Much longer than I wanted.   But it’s finally warm out.  The snow is gone and there is music in the morning when I go out.  I’m still adjusting to my work schedule, but it’s getting easier.  I’m not …

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(personal) A complaint to Daniel S Mead, CEO and president of Verizon Wireless

This is the letter that I have just put in the mail to Verizon Wireless’ CEO.  Why yes, I’m more than a little pissed off. Dear Mr. Mead,   I want to start this off by saying that I have been a loyal Verizon customer for over 5 years.  I have a family plan with …

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(writing) Thoughts on writing a series

Saturday I finished the plot summary for the second novella in the Pendragon Casefiles season 1, which is tentatively titled Deep Waters.  My goal for April is to get the plot summaries done for the remaining 5 novellas in the first season for the casefiles, so that I can write them and release them every other …

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(writing/personal) A new week, a new season, a new start

Theoretically, it is now spring.  *pauses for a look at the snowbanks outside*  Theoretically, it’s going to start getting warm any day now.  Too bad no one told Mother Nature that.  Apparently, whoever was supposed to get her a calendar for Yule forgot.  All I know is that it wasn’t me this year.   I’ve …

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