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A Recipe for Changing the World

A Recipe for Changing the World

When I was young, I always thought that I was made for something great, something special. That there was something special for me to do and I would change the world to see through my eyes, rather than be the way it was. I was more than a little idealistic back then. Now I’m still […]

Review: INKBLOTS AND BLOODSPOTS by Mi...

Review: INKBLOTS AND BLOODSPOTS by Michael Bailey

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll find this next name familiar and most definitely no real surprise. Michael Bailey of Written Backwards and his anthologies are some of the best short story reading I have been privileged to stumble across. But this time, it’s not an anthology I’m reviewing; it’s a collection of short […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

For all those who have served our country, in times of peace and in war, who have died in battle or at the end of their lives… Thank you.

INTERVIEW (Rewind): Peter Straub of G...

INTERVIEW (Rewind): Peter Straub of GHOST STORY, THE TALISMAN, BLACK HOUSE and MRS. GOD

Another interview from the past. —– Once again, I have been granted an interview with a well known horror author. Peter Straub is well-known to any horror aficionado.  His book, GHOST STORY, is one of the best, well, um.. ghost stories that I have ever read.  I put it side by side with THE HAUNTING […]

50 Q&A About Who I Am — St...

50 Q&A About Who I Am — Stupid Time-consuming Facebook Meme

Why do I do these things?? ——— 1. Put your music thingy on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up. Ideas Week 6 Session 2 Second Chapter by Engima on The Cross of Changes Handy by Weird Al Yankovic on Mandatory Fun Raised by Wolves by U2 on Songs of Innocence (thanks […]

This Is the Title of This Story, Whic...

This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself by David Moser

This is honestly one of the best pieces of work I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen it around the ‘Net since 1993 or so. I wanted to archive it here in case I can’t find it again. ——– A story by David Moser… This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several […]

Writing and Recipes: Mom’s Modi...

Writing and Recipes: Mom’s Modified No-Bean (or Bean) Chili

For me, there’s not really a recipe anymore.  My mother gave me her recipe for chili when I moved to Colorado and my husband and I aren’t huge fans of kidney beans in our chili.  And that’s ok.  We also are playing around with hot peppers because living in Colorado gets you used to a […]

What Do You Love Enough to Be Bad At?

What Do You Love Enough to Be Bad At?

I love this question because it hits at the very core of who I am and how I work. It’s hard to be bad at something. I’m not very good at sticking in there when I find something I’m bad at. Horses, for instance. I love horses and I want to ride — a part […]

Review: THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD, an A...

Review: THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD, an Anthology Edited by Michael Bailey of WRITTEN BACKWARDS

Either I have to stop reading anthologies edited by Michael Bailey or he needs to hurry up and produce more. Every anthology I have read edited by Bailey has some of the most gorgeously written stories in it. And I get seriously spoiled by the quality of written language in them — it’s difficult for […]

INTERVIEW (Rewind): Seth Godin of LIN...

INTERVIEW (Rewind): Seth Godin of LINCHPIN, THE ICARUS DECEPTION, and WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S YOUR TURN

Doesn’t everyone know who Seth Godin is? Today, I’m (re)publishing a 5-question interview he participated in on my blog in it’s Imperfect Clarity incarnation. -00- I haven’t had the chance to read your newest book, “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?,” yet, but the topic is extremely familiar.   You’ve defined the term “linchpin” in another interview […]

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