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Bill Gates

I have liked Bill Gates for quite a while now. He was a true geek: excited about what he did. Occasionally stepped on some toes. But when he really grew up and then found himself a billionaire he started doing what we all wish we could do. This stunt was ...

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Guilty reading, Ysabel, and Ender in Exile.

My fiction reading life recently has been conducted nostalgically under the auspices of guilt. Many of my moments were stolen from time I should have been dedicating to the book I was writing. And yet, I think they were part of what kept me sane. I’m far less burnt out ...

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Social thoughts

Something happened in the store Saturday with some individuals who’d been stressed out, gotten angry at each other. My first reaction was to go home and tell my husband about the situation in detail. And then on the way back I started to wonder why. Why did I feel like ...

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Twilight movie

Every once in a while, I do something a little insane like watching a midnight showing. Last night was probably my last venture in this, due in part that I really am getting too old to live on two hours of sleep and that this sacrifice was met with disappointment. ...

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Acute publishing crisis

Hey all, Like to read? Wanna buy my book someday? Buy a book. Like, now… http://editorialass.blogspot.com/2008/11/crash-flow-or-what-went-wrong-in.html I was thinking about going a different direction than I sometimes do, this Christmas. I’ll probably do what I usually do. Predictable and yet, always a surprise. Actually, it can take a long time ...

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Barack Obama wants my vision

At least that is what his website says. Being a writer, and the wife of someone who has worked in advertising or the marketing departments of companies, I’m always skeptical about these kinds of things. I wonder what he will actually do with the advice from millions of people. Anyway, ...

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Lost respect

I have to say that Lance Armstrong used to be a minor hero of mine. But the recent ads for an energy supplement that have been popping up everywhere and are now spamming my inbox has made me lose a lot of respect. Well, is failure in marriage was also ...

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Just a bit of thinking

As I sit here thinking of what to write, and what not to write because this is my professional face, after all, it occurs to me to spin things really hard in one direction. I backed away from that pretty quickly. That leans too close to trying to look to ...

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