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Article #16: Free to Speak, Free to Rock the Boat

In 1989, when I was fifteen, a group of Vietnam War veterans in Seattle took a post office flag and burned it along with a thousand small paper flags given … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Yeah Write #75: Pretty Boys and Handsome Girls ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

“I hope he doesn’t get called a girl too often…I can see why it would bother him.” The text hit my gut. On my baby’s first day of Kindergarten, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 13 Comments

Yeah Write #73: The Trend of Overpowered Women ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

Ever read a comment that made you do a double take? “There is no way a girl (woman) could beat a bunch of dudes in hand-to-hand combat. There are too … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

Spotlight: That Little Bit Harder

WordPress has recognized a friend!  Read Newshound to Novelist’s piece on what it takes to keep a family going: * I walk into our house, filled with excitement because it … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writes and Wrongs #13: Supporting Math Curriculum That Scares You

I’ve discussed my math history in past posts and explained the importance of math sense .  Many of us adults can do steps without ever knowing how or why we … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writes and Wrongs #12: Beginner Beta Reading (#writingtips)

When I first started reading others work to critique, I panicked. The best I could offer was dialogue pointers and tentative suggestions on run-on sentences. I convinced myself that I … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

What’s Up Doc #23: I Done Did It

  Yesterday, I chained myself to my computer and made myself send five of my flash fiction stories to three different online flash fiction magazines.  Now we wait.     … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Article: Please, Somebody Say Something (#declarationofconscience)

I am We the People. When the 2016 election didn’t end in the way I expected or wanted, I was upset and deeply concerned.   Not because the person I chose … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #22: History Repeats Itself

  Considering all that is happening to day with Trump and the blatantly discriminatory ban on refugees and muslim immigrants in particular, it seems surreal to post about something so … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Musings #36: Ouch That Smarts (#amwriting)

Over the years I have read a lot of material on writing and being a writer.  I’ve read “What to Do Lists” and “What Not to Do Lists” and “Top … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

Musings #35: The True Story of Santa (#ibelieveinsanta)

Seven. That’s the age I knew, through evidence analysis, that Santa wasn’t real in a singular way.   I let go of a lot of things, but that pipe-smoking, jolly, old … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Picture This Picture That #43: Red — New England Autumn 2016

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Article #15: Talk To Me America

I’m an independent voter.    Sure I have leanings towards the liberal side, but I place more emphasis on the equality for all part of the Constitution and not so much … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s Up Doc #21: Down So Long

I am going to put a sad little rain cloud over my head a moment.  Fair warning. Another contest has come and gone and I didn’t make it to another … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #20: Rooted — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 2 GR14

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Musings #34: Nonsensical Depiction of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (#amwriting)

As I continue to write in my book and developing my female lead, I have been more hyper aware lately of when I fall into writing my female into a … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 12 Comments

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