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Molecular Me

In honor of the new book I’m writing, I’ve started a new blog! It’s about molecular biology, which I love. But I will keep it pretty narrow to that topic and probably not start musing about writing or mothering, or knitting (have I mused about that yet? Don’t think so). ...

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Transhumanism and Mormonism

I’ve been doing some developing of a novel that will feature a devout Mormon family, faced with questions of personhood, the singularity, etc. Writing it in reaction to such novels as Accelerando by Charles Stross. I’m a little tired of cynical, secular (and somewhat anti-religious) singularity novels. That fact is, ...

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Storytelling more effective than preaching

Ran across an interesting article at Science Daily Ironic Effects of Anti-Predjudice Message The summary is that after reading literature (controlling language) that told people they shouldn’t be predjudice, talking about all the negative consequences, people were MORE likely to engage in predjudism later on. But if they read literature ...

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The changing culture of jobs

Besides running Geekatplay, Vladimir is a UI geek. He’s a good one too. One of the few that keeps up the art and the programming side of things. The programming sides of things is constantly changing. Technologies improve and grow and the programmers have to follow. A big indicator of how up ...

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Domestic women writers

Feminist Science Fiction Writer I guess that’s what I am. I believe in equality for women, and I write science fiction. I think we need to celebrate women who write science fiction and fantasy. But I’m also a stay at home mom, with four kids. Four brilliant, gifted children. This takes time ...

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Morning wakeup call

A pretty shirt. That was all I’d wanted. Some little extra bit of pizazz for Conduit, the local science fiction convention. I decided this on the way back home from dropping kids off to school before I picked up my husband for our youngest’s kindergarten graduation. The home to school commute is ...

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Epic Rain

In the mornings, I often write and work from my car while I wait for my kindergartener to get out. It’s quieter than in the super cool school which is half an hour away from my house. The thing about working in the car is that the decor is determined ...

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Geeks parenting non-geeks and vice versa

Our family had a great get together with the family of friend of mine, Kirsten. During the discussion, my middling daughter said that compared to the rest of her family she wasn’t geek, but compared to everyone else, she was. This brings up something that I hope we have become ...

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A cantakerous review of a snack

What a morning! At least I got my now wimpy jog in at the beginning. But my mood is still cranky, so I’ll take it out on a huge corporation that helped my morning be less than perfect. So, Emerald snacks has this “breakfast on the go!” thing that I’ve ...

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