Security Blankets

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I think we all have some kind of security blanket, whether it’s an actual blanket, a familiar place, a person, a book – something-one-place-thing where we go to rest and recharge, where we know we are safe. I was trying…

Spring Cleaning

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I was staring at my desk and I suddenly felt claustrophobic. Pretty sure my home office needs a thorough spring cleaning. Hell, my house needs a spring cleaning. My life might, too. Just toss all the crap dragging me down…

Asshole-ery

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Several people have told me I need to be more confident and assertive. When I hear this, my brain goes to ‘you need to be an asshole’. I know the two are not the same, yet in my personal life,…

Undercooked Fries

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Don’t you hate it when you buy French Fries, and you get a lot that are undercooked, and some that are way overcooked? And then it becomes a metaphor for the rest of your week? Everything is either underformed, or…

On Being in Locus

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I’m thrilled to be part of a Locus Spotlight about SF Signal!  The article appears in the March issue of the magazine, but is also available online. The interview featured questions for myself, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, all about…

$12 Movie Tickets

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My ‘local’ AMC Movie Theater has had a complete overhaul and is now called an ‘AMC Dine-In Experience’ or some such. Features include: Big, comfy chairs that recline Tables in front of your seats Dine-In service (waitstaff takes your food…

I’ve been away

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So. I’ve been away.  You may have noticed.  Or not. Either way, I’m back.  For the entire month of April. What’s that, you ask?  Well, I’ve decided to do an experiment.  I am going to blog every day in April. …

Daylight Savings

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*alarm goes off* *turns it OFF* *rolls over* *says ‘Ack!’ as cold, wet cat nose touches my nose* *rolls over again* *tries to ignore LOUD purring* *opens one eye and looks at darkened window – Brain: You’ve got plenty of…

Friday Flick: Big Trouble In Little China

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Official Description: Directed by thrill master John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend’s fiancee is…

Friday Flick: The Wolverine

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Official Description: Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action packed life-or-death battle that takes him to modern day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, Logan confronts not only…

Friday Flick: Oblivion

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Official Description: Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of Tron: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition,…

On Marketing and Social Media

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You’re walking through the store – we’ll call the place ‘Meg-A-Lo-Mart’ to protect the names of the innocent – and a decently dressed individual steps into your path and says, “Who’s your television provider?” Your mind is on the list…