commentary / Perception / Politics

Sum-it-up Sunday: Riots, Review, Respect

Riots are not a form of protest, and solve nothing. It’s a terrible thing when someone dies needlessly. Determining HOW and WHY the needlessly happened is important – but you can’t get there by treating every situation as though it has the same cause without including and considering the individual facts. This is the REAL … Continue reading


Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND” and Other Promotions

It’s time to switch my Smashwords coupon rotation from my individual stories to my collections (so if you keep up with the rotation each week, you can get all the collections REALLY CHEAP!) First up is Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND, which contains the following: “Passed Life” Talk about an identity crisis! … Continue reading

Creativity / writing

Writing Wednesday: What Do You Do With Criticism?

Before I begin, a brief summary of my more recent writing history: I decided to resume writing as a serious hobby in 2004 (part of my Midlife Renaissance™.) I spent two years researching what to do, joined and participated in an online writing workshop (which involved craft discussions, and seeing and critiquing the early work … Continue reading

commentary / Politics

Sum-it-up Sunday: Perspective, Patience, Polls

So – the Clinton camp thinks they have a winning campaign topic by resurrecting the “Birther” conspiracy (Can you say DESPERATION? Sure – I knew you could.) It doesn’t matter that Hillary’s first presidential campaign started it, and that Trump hasn’t been bringing it up; after all, we’re living in a media circus where, if … Continue reading

Published / selling

Selling Saturday: Smashwords Coupon for “Burial Details” and Other Promotions

This week’s Smashwords coupon is for “Burial Details”: Be sure to bury your charges deep. An old farmer scraping by after the Sahrian invasion buries his most precious treasures to hide them from the aliens’ “salvation”. A tired voice in my head that said “They’re all buried now”; and then I HAD to find out … Continue reading