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I have a firm conviction that if you give someone a warm meal and a hot shower, they can do nearly anything they set their minds to that day.  Which is why my first and preferred charities have always been food banks. For several years, I ran #WillWriteToFeedOthers, wherein I wrote a story in November, […]

Guess I have to change my bio now...

So tonight around 10 pm I’m finishing up at a work event (which kept me from being at OryCon this weekend) and I finally have a chance to check my email.  I may have said “HOLY SHIT!” loud enough for my co-workers to be all “what? what happened?” I won the Endeavor Award for THE […]

Civics 101: My duty, my obligation, and my pleasure.

Boom. Done. I love having the ballot box just down the street. A nice walk, some fresh air, and my civic duty is done. And no, I don’t miss the “community-building” elements of single-day polling place voting at all. It was stressful and occasionally inconvenient, and they weren’t even offering cookies any more. And drop-off […]

cover art for WEST WINDS FOOL

 Realize that you’ve managed to schedule your first actual non-work or family-related vacation in nearly 6 years that week (meaning: limited internet access on the day of release)  Get a text from your cat-sitter that starts “don’t freak out, but we’re at the vet….”I now remember why it’s been 6 years since my last vacation.  […]