Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Friday Rant: Throw the bums out!

When it comes to politics, we all have knee-jerks — times when we react without thinking because someone has hit a particular spot in our psyche (or knee). And then we have blanket statements: “All democrats are spendthrifts,” “Republicans only … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Rules journalists teach us

Though I always intended to be a writer, I started my career as a journalist, an editor for a technical magazine. My coworkers were all journalism majors — Word Nazis, I affectionately (sometimes) called them. For them, there’s right and … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Why doesn’t YouTube ban fight videos?

I love YouTube. We recently had to bump out a dent in our plastic bumper. My husband got on YouTube, and suddenly I found myself outside holding two hairdryers on the bumper while my husband maneuvered a 2×4 behind the … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: The dreaded comma

Commas are horrible things. They confuse everyone. People just tend to throw them in whenever the sentence is getting too long, but you have to have a reason for a comma, and “too long” ain’t one of them. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Edited: Mayan Lover by Wendy S. Hales

Books I’ve Edited: Mayan Lover by Wendy S. Hales http://www.amazon.com/Mayan-Lover-Travel-Novella-ebook/dp/B008A7T024/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339425548&sr=8-2 Book Jacket: “Escaping the brutality of her past and following in her father’s archaeological footsteps, Gwen Kramer’s love of Mayan civilization uncovers more than artifacts when an ancient myth walks … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Edited: A Hometown Called Love by Markus Ahonen

http://www.amazon.com/My-Hometown-Named-Love-ebook/dp/B007JBPZ8A/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339975600&sr=1-1&keywords=hometown+named+love My Hometown Named Love by Markus Ahonen is a book of twenty short stories about love from a guy’s viewpoint. You can really learn something about the way a man thinks from reading these stories, which often focus on how hard it is for a man … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: When do we stop paying?

Someone put out a Facebook message that thanked Missouri, Kentucky, and Florida for passing laws requiring a person to pass a drug test before being put on welfare. He made the point that, though some people are complaining this is unconstitutional … Continue reading

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