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Renovation Worldcon Recap

By on Aug 25, 2011 in News | 4 comments

                                                                                                   (Excellent photo by Warren Schultz) I had one hell of a weekend. Got to Reno on Thursday night and proceeded to walk the distance from the Peppermill to the convention center as the bus never showed. Apparently, the driver refused to clean up vomit from an earlier passenger. Carrying a large load of SFWA t-shirts, I was a bit flustered when I got there, only because of the heat and the higher altitude. I could not breathe but as I found out on Saturday night, high altitude and a stuffy nose isn’t the only thing to draw away your breath. After a badge mishap was rectified and a new one created, I was able to finally settle in. I wandered to the SFWA table where I dropped off the shirts and hugged Steven H. Silver. If you ever get a chance to hang around this man in a non-stalker type...

The Doctor’s Wife Recap

By on May 15, 2011 in News | 0 comments

More often than not when I read Neil Gaiman’s writing, I end up blubbering at the end. This week’s Doctor Who episode penned by the master storyteller was no exception. There is humanity and truth in Gaiman’s tales and most importantly a reminder of how precious our lives are beyond the books we’re holding and the TVs we are watching. This episode spelled redemption for the Doctor. After hundreds of years of carrying around the guilt for stealing the TARDIS, it is the heart and soul of the living entity that claims to have stolen him. It was “her” wish to travel the universe and no other man was brave enough to accompany her. This wasn’t about the thing that ripped the soul from the body and stole it. This wasn’t even about Amy and Rory getting lost in the depths of the blue police box. This episode was about the whispers heard and felt...

Japan

By on Mar 14, 2011 in News | 1 comment

My heart is breaking with each story, picture and video coming out of Japan. I feel helpless as I hear the tales of those who could not heed the warnings. Tragic reports of the elderly who could not get out of their homes in the 25 minutes from earthquake to tsunami. Hospital workers who had to abandon patients as the wall of water came crashing through. Children ripped from the arms of their parents. The devastation is horrifying. I do hope we hear more stories of survival and rescue as the days continue. My thoughts and prayers are with the brave people of Japan. I also hope the world can pull together and help however they can.

The First Pie of the Season

By on Sep 13, 2010 in News | 2 comments

Nom Nom Nom the apple goodness.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-12

By on Sep 12, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Back home from Dragon*Con! All I got was to be a part of a staff that won a Hugo for Best SemiProzine *hells yeah* # Had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day today. I think I'll move to Australia. Or eat ice cream. # Feeling really weird. Very light headed, migrane — stuffy. Wonder if I got the concrud # I need a deadline. Someone give me a freaking deadline. It's the only way I'm going to start writing again. # Just bough two tickets to the Dallas W00tstock since I'll be down there. Can't wait to go. # Going apple picking today. Maybe I'll make some pies....

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-05

By on Sep 5, 2010 in News | 1 comment

I need the power of Twitter to push Hurricane Earl away from the Northeast on the day I'm supposed to fly to Atlanta for D*Con. # RT @clarkesworld: Recruiting volunteers for our slush army! http://clarkesworld.livejournal.com/161339.html # *giggles* Listening to the Inception soundtrack while I work makes me feel like a super spy. Lots of urgency implied to the mundane. # RT @NathanFillion: That's right, folks. Today is Flatterday! Don't have anything nice to say? Pour yourself a nice glass of Shut Up. TY! # Hrm. Earl. You and I won't be friends if you keep cozying up to my coast so closely. # Just tried on the shoes that came for the steampunk costume for d*con. The whole costume looks great! # I am ANGRY. For no apparent reason though. Nope. None at all. # Hello from 35000 feet! # In "What Editor's Want" panel right now. Great stuff for new writers....