Monthly Archives: January 2011

Waist not, want not

I’m running a special “memory lane” series of blogs all week.  You’ll get to find out more about me.  Probably more than you want to find out about me, but them’s the breaks of reading someone else’s blogs.  You try putting out this stuff on a daily basis and see what happens when the well runs… Read more »

Is it plagiarism if I do it to myself?

I’m on record (right here in this blog) saying I’ll keep to a strict daily blog for a minimum of the weekdays (there’s always the possibility of a bonus post over the weekend).  That’s a commitment I’m happy to keep and, while I have many topics that I can cover, another thought struck me during… Read more »

It was funny when I….

You can fill in the blank…wrote it, said it, thought it.  You know, you had to be there. The funny thing about trying to be funny is that the only thing you’re absolutely sure of is that you thought you were funny at the time. There are plenty of times when you are telling a… Read more »

Withholding comment

Time once again for our continuing series of random ponderings on life in cyberspace.  Today’s chapter:  Life as a website admin. Being but a tadpole in my writing career, I reasoned it would not be likely to need an administrator of my blog and message board.  Until I built up some mass with substantial sales, it… Read more »

The terrible suffering of the lawful and orderly

It’s perplexing to me the traits people choose to make fun of in others.  We’ve discussed previously the awful prejudice visited upon me simply due to my gender (for those who missed it, check out the “But you’re a man…” post).  That is tough enough, but at least I shared that pain with all men. … Read more »

A chilling admission

I read once that writers should “write from experience”.  I don’t know if that’s true.  How would you write about vampires or outer space or 20,000 leagues under the sea?  Still, I do admit that my main character and I share one trait:  we both dislike cold. If you’ve scanned my bio, you are already… Read more »

A blog a day keeps the cobwebs away

It has always been my intention to make this a “daily” log.  That is, post a blog every weekday and take the weekends off.  After all, you aren’t going to be logging on here during your two valuable free days over the weekend just to read my prosaic musings, riveting though they may be.  No,… Read more »

A home filled with love….and hate

Two words that are overused (or perhaps just carelessly?) in everyday conversation.  I think that tends to unfairly weaken the power of the former and unwisely soften the meanness of the latter. I mean, really, we “love” everything from TV shows to food to inanimate objects.  What does that say about our love for each… Read more »

Did I just type that?

Let’s hop in our way-back machines today and take a short trip.  What’s that?  You don’t have a way-back machine?  Well, you can all pile in mine, but keep your feet off the seats please! Our journey is a quick one this time, just about a year and half ago.  I was given the time… Read more »

“But you’re a man…”

Call it what you will.  Profiling.  Stereotyping.  Prejudice.  Bias.  Inequality.  I strive to avoid either thinking or acting in ways which limit open-mindedness and fight this behavior in others when I can.  Recently, I was almost the victim of such perfidious inconsideration.  By nothing more than my gender, I was nearly precluded from a joyous… Read more »