Category Archives: #MakeItLocal

Friday the 13th Just Got Real

Day 0: Friday the 13th, and our nation has officially gone into National Emergency status. I consider today a holiday, but it’s one of the days that trigger fear when things are calm. Here’s all I can say for today. … Continue reading

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Walmart: Please Send Greeters Home

Message to Walmart: Please send your elderly employees home with pay. You can afford it. They can’t. They are stuck between two terrible choices—get sick or skip the paycheck. Walmart in our area was packed today. Masses of people were … Continue reading

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“Ask Google” on PoetryNook.com

I’ve talked about PoetryNook.com a few times on here. It’s a weekly poetry contest that’s free to enter but pays cash prizes. Even better, they nominate six poems a year for the coveted Pushcart Prize. You can enter previously published … Continue reading

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…and the Geek Shall Inherit

With all the COVID-19 information flooding the internet many companies are rethinking the traditional employment arrangement and considering alternatives. Where working from home used to seem like an introverts’ dream, this is fast becoming a new reality. Working remotely solves … Continue reading

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CDC Removes Data, WHO Continues to Report

I usually just post things about writing and creativity here, but in light of the CDC’s recent absence of information regarding coronavirus (and a lengthy conversation on Facebook) I feel compelled to share where you can find updated facts. I … Continue reading

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Tropes, Genre and Remixing

I’ve recently had a few questions on genre and creativity and it reminded me of this video on YouTube. No matter how original we think we are, we are probably just rehashing a remix of something else… but that’s okay. … Continue reading

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Beware: Red Dennis by Eric Shapiro

Here’s my warning: be careful if you decide to read Red Dennis by Eric Shapiro when it comes out this month. This book is not for the timid reader just looking for some pretty words to while away a few hours. … Continue reading

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Finally, HWA Active Status!

I’m proud to announce that today I achieved Horror Writer Association’s Active status with my poem “Haiku for Horrible Women” on PoetryNook.com. If you are a poet not entering PoetryNook’s weekly contest, you really should get in there. It’s free … Continue reading

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#TBT: Vintage Space and Time!

I got a wonderful package in the mail from Our Revered Father of Space and Time Gordon Linzner… vintage magazines including the first issue of the magazine. Published in 1966, Space and Time #1 will be scanned and available to … Continue reading

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Indie Alternative to Amazon

There is a lot of talk right now about fighting Amazon, but setting aside the corporate hivemind, Amazon has been good to indie authors. Before Amazon came along with Createspace, there were few self publishing options… and the few options … Continue reading

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