Monthly Archives: October 2010

Happy Halloween!

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A Difference of Opinion

Soon after I started blogging, another writer told me that she didn’t want me to read or comment on her site ever again. It’s almost amusing that I could inspire such animosity because for the larger part of my life, I wouldn’t say shit if my mouth was full of it. I walked very softly, […]

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Bill Maher on Global Warming

This is perfect.

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Author Web Sites and Promotion — A New Series

This website and blog is — by its very presence — audacious. I get that. When I launched, I was still four months away from finishing my first draft of a middle reader. So I’m not an author. In fact, I only plan to start submitting my work — a middle-reader mystery — to […]

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Canada, Global Warming, & The Muzzling of Scientists

This week, Canada’s government scientists launched the Public Science website to tell people about important scientific issues — like global warming and the cancellation of the long-form census — because the current Conservative government under Stephen Harper has muzzled informed debate. By refusing to consider scientific evidence in making policy, Canada is out-of-step with most […]

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The Caregiver’s Lament

I am damaged goods. In 1993, I began a fight against chronic daily migraines. The bloody and brutal battle left me — well, messed up. Thirteen years later, broken and bowed, I started on the road to recovery, but it doesn’t take much to knock me down. Many wounds that I still carry are deep […]

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Smell Like A Monster

I love Grover!

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Two Graces for Thanksgiving

Thr first is an Ojibway blessing: Grandfather, Look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation Only the human family Has strayed from the Sacred Way. We know that we are the ones Who are divided. And we are the ones Who must come back together To walk in the Sacred Way. Grandfather, Sacred […]

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