Category: Writing

Latest Bylines and a 2017 Recap

Latest Bylines and a 2017 Recap

In December I barely posted on the blog at all because I was working on the move to self-hosting. Even opting for the easy peasy “Let WordPress handle the details” version, it turned out to be a pretty big job. Every single thing you read about how to be a successful blogger says it’s better…

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October Clips: Will Work for Tickets

October Clips: Will Work for Tickets

Remember that bit in Shakespeare in Love about losing one’s wife at the theater? My family might have felt that way last month, when I did a fair bit of reviewing both here on the blog and for publications. But I also wrote about law and family and my other usual topics. Details after the…

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Back to School Work

Back to School Work

I’ve never outgrown the school/summer vacation cycle, and having school-aged kids has reinforced it. With kids underfoot, it’s hard to cram work in around my summertime “activities director” role. September means back to school(work) and schedules get hectic again. So far, October and November have been my busiest months, and I’m hoping that pattern continues…

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Previously, on the internet

Previously, on the internet

I recently wrapped up a government contract writing PMPs (project management plans – yes, I speak some PMBOK) and legislative packages. Based on conversations with my government coworkers, I think they imagine my non-office life to look something like the photo to the left. And while the fashion sense may not be much better, real…

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A Brief Wondrous Read – Oscar Wao

A Brief Wondrous Read – Oscar Wao

Since I started hanging out with writers, I’ve discovered that I don’t read the Right Sort of Books. Even though I read all the time, and don’t spend too much time in the genre ghettos, I never seem to have read the authors that everyone is buzzing about, or the ones that get included in…

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The Artist’s Struggle Picks My Brain

The Artist’s Struggle Picks My Brain

I really like the Brain Pickings newsletter that shows up in my inbox every Sunday. I like the way you can’t just skim it but have to settle in for a slow Sunday long-read. I love the fact that it’s never about what’s happening, but always about what people – interesting, intelligent people – think,…

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