Halloween 2015

After spending a fair amount of time sewing my dog’s Halloween costume*, I was relieved to find that my own was fairly simple to put together. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Wil Wheaton’s Non-Judgmental Ninja. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about my Halloween character. NJN is pretty awesome. * Lakshmi […]

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naming limitations

There’s an expression I heard (a lot) while I was growing up: “Name your limitations, and they’re yours.” Now, this is a keen concept: If you argue for why you can’t do this or that, then you can be pretty sure that you’re constructing a box for yourself. It’s right on par with the Henry […]

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May 2015: books read

I like books. I read a lot of them. Not nearly as many as I’d like, though. Anyway, here’s the list of books consumed during the month of May. Chocolate and Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache That Wouldn’t Go Away, by Jennette Fulda (print) Damaged, by H.M. Ward (print) Quiet: The Power […]

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April 2015: books

And here’s the list of books I finished reading and/or listening to in April: Exile’s Song (A Novel of Darkover), by Marion Zimmer Bradley (ebook) We All Fall Down, by Nic Sheff (audiobook read by Charles Carroll) Darkover Landfall, by Marion Zimmer Bradley (print) Excuses Begone!: lectures, by Wayne Dyer (audiobook) Living Well, Dying Well: […]

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writing retreat hopeful

What do you look for in a writing retreat, or a retreat of any kind? I’ve gotten it into my head of late that I’m in serious need of a productive getaway. I’ve caught myself researching various retreat and residency options across the country. There are some really great sites and opportunities out there. But […]

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gone a-viking

One of the cool—and unexpected—results of writing the Valhalla series is that readers and writer friends frequently send me Viking-related photos and news articles of interest. To share my good fortune, here is a sampling of what has been sent my way of late: Mythical Viking Sunstones Aren’t a Myth After All by Jess Green […]

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