Providence

Or kismet, whatever you want to call that coincidence that I attribute to God. This morning, wake up at 7:00 and know I need to get out there to run. Husband asks me a question, I sit on the bed to talk a bit. Get dressed. Tell my daughter to ...

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Facebook, and my book, and Siggraph and things

Hi everyone, I’ve been very busy with family, writing, etc. If anyone follows my Facebook, you’ve probably seen. Unfortunately, Facebook might be dripping away some of my blogging motivation. I’m also deluged with so many thoughts that I’m having a difficult time plucking them down for writing in my blog. ...

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Pandora’s Star by Peter Hamilton

Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton My review rating: 3 of 5 starsInteresting ideas, well written, good structure – but kind of stereotypical characters. When a star suddenly disappears, a FTL (through wormhole travel) ship is built and sent there to investigate. I usually love big, thick books, so it ...

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Lamentation by Ken Scholes

Lamentation by Ken Scholes My review rating: 4 of 5 starsAs I’ve listened to rather than read this book, please forgive any spelling errors in the names and such. Lamentation starts out with the destruction of a city with its vast central library, survived only by a boy and a ...

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Always ways to learn

At church today, I sat with my class of kids in sharing time, when lots of classes are together doing music and having a short lesson. These lessons are basic, but this doesn’t mean adults can’t get something out of them. Today the teacher held up a poster board with ...

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The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon My review rating: 5 of 5 starsLou Arrendale is an autistic who, because of new technologies with learning and stimulus, can live on his own, have a job, and even enjoys a fencing hobby. Still, he has many impairments when it comes to ...

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke My review rating: 4 of 5 starsI listened to this book, rather than read it. What this means is that I couldn’t read the book fast or slower, just devote more time to listening to it. The reader, Simon Prebble, has a ...

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The Immortals by Tracy Hickman

The Immortals by Tracy Hickman My review rating: 3 of 5 starsI started reading this book because I heard the author give a speech at a writer’s conference. I LOVED what Tracy Hickman had to say, I liked his vibe, so I figured I would really enjoy his books. I ...

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A bad trip

On the way home from my book club tonight, I saw an advertisement for Impact Training. Oh man, did that bring back some memories. I’m not sure whether to be thankful or angry. You see, my parents did this, way back in the mid eighties, when it was but a ...

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