Ann C Crispin, Knight of the Writing Realm

Word sadly came today of the passing of author Ann C. Crispin, science fiction writer and defender of writers everywhere through her collaboration with her friend and fellow writer Victoria Strauss, via the Writer Beware blogs here¬† and here, and their website.¬† It was only two short days ago I learned of her battle with … Continue reading Ann C Crispin, Knight of the Writing Realm

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Happy Independence Day

  IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to … Continue reading Happy Independence Day

Business as Usual

If you were on Twitter at all yesterday, you no doubt followed and possibly took part in the endless tweets about the execution of Troy Davis. The righteous indignation was flying fast and furious, retweeted with phone numbers of judges to call to protest, everyone voicing their opinion of how unjust and disgusting it was, … Continue reading Business as Usual

Spay Day 2/22/2011

-- crossposted from my Wandering Mind blog -- UPDATE 2/22/2011 -- I just received this message from Cheryl, who says (and I quote), "Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a member of ASAP and is also performing low-cost surgeries. 360-693-4746" Thanks, Cheryl! I'm lifting this text in toto from the Oregon Humane Society's Web site, … Continue reading Spay Day 2/22/2011

To Blog, or to Bank?

For anyone who wonders why I, and others, write under faux names on our blogs, Twitter accounts, and so forth, here is another case of someone being canned over it. From New York magazine: Woman Torn Between Unpaid Historical-Fiction Blogging and Job at Chase It's a tiny little article so I don't dare quote it … Continue reading To Blog, or to Bank?

Vote for Oil Independence

Oceana.org is proposing a plan to reduce oil consumption, and virtually eliminate off-shore drilling and oil imports from the Persian Gulf by 2035. They are one of three finalists for a $10,000 prize, to be awarded by SACE - Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. You can read all the proposals, watch their presentations, and cast … Continue reading Vote for Oil Independence