I had been debating with myself on whether to even discuss this topic on a pseudo-public forum, but then a friend of mine overheard me and shared her own gynecological hilarity, so I decided to plunge ahead. (Kate is welcome to post her experience as a comment, if she dares….) Plus, I’m a Scorpio; I’ll […]
The Current Electoral Vote Predictor 2004 page (http://www.electoral-vote.com/) this morning features a run-down on the current Supreme Court justices, who appointed them, how long they’ve been on the bench, and how old they are. While there are a few errors in this information (e.g., Ginsberg was appointed by Clinton, not by Carter), it’s still quite […]
Every author has a unique and personal process of bringing new characters and a new story to the blank page. As I now immerse myself in the created world of my current book project, I find a familiar phenomenon manifesting. When I was writing ‘rhythm,’ I got so deeply under the skin of the two […]
This evening, I received a call from a local MoveOn.org organizer, while I was thawing out a piece of meat I’d forgotten about in the freezer and attempting to gauge the freezer-burn damage. He was looking for volunteers to go door-to-door in my community, urging people to vote — more specifically, urging supporters of the […]
I received my ballot in the mail over the weekend. While I am used to going to the polls each year on election day, Oregon — my new state of residence — operates on ballots instead. You know, the mail-in kind. They tell me that using the ballot system has dramatically increased voter participation, and […]
The other night, I lay in bed, listening to the toilet run. I had jiggled the handle, to no avail. It just kept running. Every so often, the noise would become a wee bit fainter, but wouldn’t stop. Finally, I got up and flushed the toilet again. There was again the sound of what promised […]
So, Jen has a blog. This is mostly a simple test posting while checking links and while in the midst of the Ravenwald site re-working. With luck, there should be a slightly more entertaining entry available within a week.