Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Friday Rant: Get something done, or get out

So everyone has seen the pictures of the drought-ravaged areas of our country. It’s actually painful to walk in my yard — the grass has been crispy brown (except for Isaac watering the lawn today). Here in KC, we’re surrounded … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Edited: Fortress Pentagon by Jason Winn

Fortress Pentagon By Jason Winn http://www.amazon.com/Fortress-Pentagon-ebook/dp/B0093MUUHO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346298426&sr=8-1&keywords=fortress+pentagon You know how in zombie apocolypse shows, there is never a government? That’s always irritated me, because there will always be a government. How would the government try to stop the zombies? How would … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Foreshadowing

Let’s talk about the elements of style. You know, that boring section you learn in eighth grade about simile and metaphor and symbol and imagery and foreshadowing? Yawn. I’ve subbed in that unit, and it’s amazing how boring the education … Continue reading

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Windmills

Ever wonder what it’s like inside a windmill (also called a turbine)? My daughter’s boyfriend is a windmill technician — at the moment, he is on a crew building new wind turbines. You’ve probably passed a wind farm and never … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Akin’s got to go

Okay, full disclosure — I’m a college-educated, Missouri Republican woman. I’m also a feminist (no, the two are not mutually exclusive), pro-choice with lots of restrictions (no, the two are not mutually exclusive), and not fundamentally religious (we Methodists are pretty laid-back). … Continue reading

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Dumb Guy of the Day: I robbed LL Cool J

Okay, how’s this for a sucky scenario: You break into a mansion, allegedly to rob the house, and there in front of you stands LL Cool J, a mountain of muscle. He didn’t even need a weapon — he just flexed … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Stay in character

Something I catch as an editor fairly often — and even more as a reader — is a character acting out of character. Years ago I read The Silence of the Lambs, which I liked a lot, so I read … Continue reading

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