Putting Butt in Chair

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Just a quick post this morning. The knee injury has, as I’ve said before, impacted my writing. I’ve tried finding ways to work around it but I’ll be honest. I haven’t tried as hard as I should have. Or as I could have. That ends today. I’m going back to turning off social media for the “work day”. The only exceptions will be lunch and “coffee breaks”. I’m settled into one of […]

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Inspiration can come anywhere and at any time

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Part of my morning ritual is to check the internet for the latest news as I drink my first cup — or three — of coffee each morning. This morning was no different. Part of that included an online conversation about the verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case yesterday. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a 45-year-old “undocumented alien” was acquitted of murder and convicted on a much less serious weapons charge. There […]

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I’m alive but the blog is delayed

This is one of those mornings when real life is not cooperating with the writing life. I did mean to have a snippet ready for today. However, I’m going to postpone it until tomorrow. In the meantime, I have the next installment of my series on HRC’s book, What Happened, up at According to Hoyt. You might wander over to Victory Girls Blog as well. Until later!

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Writing Resumes, Pelosi Takes a Hit and Another One Bits the Dust

The title of the post says it all. Fiction writing has resumed — yay! Nancy Pelosi had a really bad day yesterday (another yay!). Topping it all off, longtime Today Show anchor Matt Lauer has been fired. All this and it’s not even 0900 here. Matt Lauer, face of the Today Show, hated by fans of Ann Curry and others who have come and gone, found himself out of a job this […]

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Darwinism in Action

Sunday, an Arlington, TX police officer shot a man at a local shopping mall. The man, William Paul Dodd, was suspected of shoplifting two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses from a store in the mall. At the time of the shooting, he was being followed by mall security as well as by members of APD. While fleeing, Dodd turned and pulled what appeared to be a gun and pointed it at an APD […]

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Review — Assassins Creed: Origins

There are a few game series that have fans waiting anxiously for the next installment. Halo. Final Fantasy. Fallout. Far Cry. Mass Effect (at least until ME: Andromeda). Assassins Creed. Some have managed to do right by their fans in every, or almost every, iteration of the series. Others have been hit or miss. But rarely have we seen a game maker take time out to actually step back and realize they […]

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Back to Work

Like many people here in the U. S., I took most of last week off. Thanksgiving is one of those times when family, both “natural” and extended, gather at my house. That means cleaning and cooking and that goes along with it. Add to that the knee injury that has really laid me up and slowed me down and I was ready for time away from the computer. You’d think with a […]

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It’s not a joke

I Have kept silent for the most part about the sudden spate of sexual harassment accusations coming out of Hollywood and Washington DC. Yes, I blogged about how no one should be surprised about Hollywood. The casting couch has been one of the most well-known secrets for decades. Politicians acting the same way is nothing new either. A study of the history of some of the presidents of the last half of […]

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On writing and Biden and more

It’s Wednesday, mid-way through the work week. Unless you’re a writer. If you are, you know the work week never ends. You never know when an idea will strike or when you’ll see an image that inspires you. Since it’s Wednesday, it also means I’m blogging at Victory Girls. Today’s post has to do with former VP Joe Biden, the gift that keeps on giving. Let’s start with good ole “Uncle Joe”. […]

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Grab the popcorn

Novembers have always been interesting. There are the elections and all the related issues, some more “interesting” than others depending on the year. There is Thanksgiving. For writers, there’s NaNoWriMo. And that’s just to name a few. But now, on top of all that, there is the soap opera that is the NFL. More on that in a moment. Let’s start with NaNo. I share my thoughts on it over at Mad Genius […]

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