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Feminism: Why It’s Necessary

Today, I'm wrapping up my gratefulness/ how to be a better person series with a few final thoughts. On life, on how we behave, on how we can behave better. I had an interesting week, filled with downs, then ups. I reflected on my politics and beliefs. I should...

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The Real Gratefulness Challenge

Okay, I’ve gone on to great lengths before about the value of being grateful, of saying please and thank you and just generally being kind to the world around you. But talk is cheap. We all like to think of ourselves as nice, accommodating folk. Unfortunately, we are...

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Well That Was a Party…

Oh dear...So many throbbing headaches and aching dancing-feet today, I wager! What a party! I think it was one of the greatest moments of my life, and I know that many of you folks made memories to cherish--and one or two, you'd like to forget 🙂 Pictures will be...

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Why I Write

It’s party time next week! (Launch party time.) I have a million and one things to get to before the event. I seem to have misplaced my suit pants somewhere, too, which is the most annoying—and still trivial—issue du jour. The funny thing about success is that I don’t...

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Toilet World

Well, there’s nothing quite like waking up to a new rave review from a total stranger (and some cat turds in a random corner of the apartment from my deranged pussy cat who decides, on a whim, that she wants to abstain from the litter box and do it hobo-style—but I...

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Garden of Strange

Tomorrow is the day that I begin the new manuscript. Originally, I had intended to start this week. However, knowing what I know about my particular writing habits, I decided to take the week off before delving into the world of Geadhain. Once I go in, I don’t come...

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Health and Happiness

No shining pearls of wisdom here, but man, do we ever take the gift of health for granted. If you've spent any time in hospitals or with a loved one who is sick, you have probably learned this lesson, profoundly. I've been blessed, twofold, in life. First, I've never...

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Women In Fantasy

Just a second, everyone put away the pitchforks and stop brandishing those Gertrude Stein books at me as if they can compel the misogynistic demon from my flesh. This isn't a diatribe on feminism in literature--I wouldn't dare to touch such a heavy subject without an...

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Gratefulness

Hmm...Another Sunday, another blog post. The pattern of Sunday blogging seems to have cemented itself, which is nice as I like structure. A lot happens in 7 days, which also gives me quite a bit to chat about without recycling topics. A number of exciting things...

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The End of Elegance (In Writing)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today, I wanted to talk about some of the trends that I've noticed in modern writing. Recently, I read a book--well, part of one, I couldn't finish it--where the entire narrative was told in an "active" voice. (For those of you who are not...

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A Poem

Without going into details that aren't mine to share, a friend of a friend had something quite terrible happen to them. I only found out about this incident last night. Afterwards, I had the urge to write something. My heart and thoughts are with those affected. On...

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Welcome, Wanderers!

Hello, I'm rather speechless, and yet there is so much that I should say. So many people to whom I owe thanks. In the interest of brevity, I'll save most of my floridness for the launch party, and say, for now: "Thank you to my many editors, artists, supporters,...

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