January intersession

It’s been exactly a month since I returned from my wondrous trip to Patagonia. I tried to soak it all in deep, but already I feel details and impressions slipping Continue ReadingJanuary intersession

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Inspiration

Just as I was falling low again, the writing sucking and the goal so far away, I read a piece on Salon: Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great Continue ReadingInspiration

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Does rich = romantic?

I’m asking over at Evernight’s Romance on the Go blog. Join us, and say what you really think–your comment might show up (masked) in a story someday soon!

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Sustainable City: Can the sustainability movement survive its own success?

By Nicky Penttila [Note: This article  appeared in Urbanite Magazine (Baltimore, MD), issue #26, August 2006. Urbanite has since folded and its website gone dark, so I’m reprinting it here.] Continue ReadingSustainable City: Can the sustainability movement survive its own success?

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Looking back, looking forward

So, I’ve been thinking. (Beware: this is a real navel-gazer, so move on now!) First, in the past six months, I’ve had so many wondrous experiences and discoveries :  * For Continue ReadingLooking back, looking forward

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Goodreads review: Children of God

Children of God by Mary Doria Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars A solid sequel to a phenomenal first book. I waited 8 years to read this one because Continue ReadingGoodreads review: Children of God

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Art meets Science

This is a longish video (16 min), because it shows a longish process, from idea to art to happening to science investigation, to ??? Could we discover a deeper reservoir Continue ReadingArt meets Science

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Thanks, Jean Craighead George

I discovered yesterday that the author of one of my favorite books in childhood had been a reporter for the very paper I read every day, The Washington Post. Sadly, Continue ReadingThanks, Jean Craighead George

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Love your brain

Brain Awareness Week starts Monday! It’s the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Check out the international calendar of events at dan.org Continue ReadingLove your brain

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First readthrough (SP)

So, I did the first readthrough on my NaNoWriMo novel, The Spanish Patriot, this weekend. I hadn’t looked at it since Nov. 30 — actually, I never had looked at Continue ReadingFirst readthrough (SP)

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