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INTO THE FIRE available pretty much everywhere!

INTO THE FIRE available pretty much everywhere!

Samantha Kane: Into the Fire, my new Urban Fantasy Novel, is now available pretty much everywhere! I’m excited you can download the eBook or order the paperback of my new book, published by WordFire Press, by...

Streaming Consciousness: Cobra Kai
Streaming Consciousness: Cobra Kai

This post originally appeared in a Patrons-Only area for backers of the Functional Nerds Podcast. For access to great content like this, and other rewards, consider backing the show over at patreon.com/functionalnerds. So. Cobra Kai. Where to begin? Anealio talked about this on The Functional Nerds Podcast back when it hit YouTube and encouraged me

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Where have I been?
Where have I been?

So… I’ve been distracted by life and haven’t done much around the ol’ blog. Sorry about that. I’m working on fixing it and plan to be here more with updates and interesting things.  Slowly at first and then we’ll see how things go. At this point, I don’t want to But to the point of where

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Welcome back to My Brain
Welcome back to My Brain

Well. It’s been a while. Far too long, actually. Been dealing with life, stuff and things – which I’ll endeavor to explain a little in another post. Still am dealing with those things, actually, but I want to get back to being here and writing posts if for no other reason than to get some

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ATFMB
Plot Holes. It Doesn’t Make Sense But We Really Don’t Care – Mostly
Plot Holes. It Doesn’t Make Sense But We Really Don’t Care – Mostly

A series of things came together to make my brain go, “Huh.” This is the way. The way of my brain… First thing. I was watching a rerun of Young Sheldon with my mom. The episode was about how Sheldon’s mother and father were dealing with the fallout of Sheldon’s mentor being hospitalized for a

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I Hate Themes
I Hate Themes

The thing about themes is – they make things sooooo easy, right? Someone else takes the time to lay everything out, make it look good and all you have to do is fill in a few blanks. Except, they still have their challenges when it comes down to it. Take, for example, the theme I

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Quarantine Ramblings
Quarantine Ramblings

It’s been an interesting couple of months. Understatement of the century? We’re all cooking more, reading more, playing more games, watching more things online. Adapting. For the most part. For me, I’ve definitely been cooking more. I post most of it on social media. Cooking provides a bit of control in a situation that feels

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Wild Colorado
Photo Friday: More Snow Melt
Photo Friday: More Snow Melt

Here is the photo: “Now that’s a…river?” “Waterfall.” “Mostly.  I bet it’s cold.” *Tries it* “Oh yes. It’s cold!” This was taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, July 2014.

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Photo Tuesday: Da Plane, Da Plane!
Photo Tuesday: Da Plane, Da Plane!

I don’t remember when I started doing this, but it’s been years. You know how some restaurants will hand you silverware wrapped in a napkin and sealed by a small strip of paper?  Well, sometime in the last ten or more years, I started carefully peeling that strip of paper off and making it into

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Photo Tuesday: Lookit all the books!
Photo Tuesday: Lookit all the books!

This past weekend, I flew to Columbus, Ohio to attend the World Fantasy Convention.  I knew from past conventions that I’ve attended, that you usually get a bag of goodies.  It never occurred to me that this convention would give me a bag full of books. Holy cow. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled

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Photo Tuesday-Artsy Fartsy
Photo Tuesday-Artsy Fartsy

I don’t know what these are.  I only know that they caught my eye and I had to get close and snap a photo. I saw these on a trail.  The tree was covered in them.  Are they buds?  Are they berries?  I don’t know. All I knew for sure was that I wanted to

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Photo Tuesday-Pride Rock
Photo Tuesday-Pride Rock

Last weekend, I had the chance to hang out with Karen & Curtis, who were in town for Thanksgiving. Karen is Karen Burnham of SF Signal, Spiral Galaxy & Locus fame. She’s been coming on the SF Signal podcast since the beginning and I got the chance to meet her and her husband at World Fantasy. When they called to say they would be in Denver I was thrilled they thought to contact me to hang out. When I suggested we might do some mountain type stuff, they were thrilled…

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Photo Friday: Down The Tree
Photo Friday: Down The Tree

Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a photo pointing down a tree trunk? Ok – I’ll admit it – this tree was actually at an angle to the path I was walking!  It was a trip, but very cool. This was taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, July 2014.

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  • Streaming Consciousness: Cobra Kai
  • Plot Holes. It Doesn't Make Sense But We Really Don't Care - Mostly
  • When themes go wrong
    I Hate Themes
  • Homemade chimichanga
    Quarantine Ramblings
  • Pandemic - The Game
    Quarantine Readings - Or Not
  • Friday Flick: Colossal
  • Egg Foo Young
    Quirks, Habits & Tradition
  • Venom Movie
    Friday Flick: Venom
  • Sign - Pavement ends in 500 feet
    Where have I been?
  • Corned beef as far as the eye can see
    Coronavirus and me - no, I’m not sick
  • CBS All Access is a terrible app
  • Welcome back to My Brain
  • MileHiCon Memory
    Live and in person - MileHiCon 51 Schedule
  • MileHiCon 50 Logo
    MileHiCon 50 and where I’ll be
  • Goliath - Amazon Prime Original
    Streaming Consciousness: Goliath
  • Highlander Season 1
    Streaming Consciousness: Highlander Season 1
  • The Cloverfield Paradox
    Friday Flick: The Cloverfield Paradox
  • The Flash Season 4
    Streaming Consciousness: The Flash Season 4
  • Batman vs Two-Face
    Friday Flick: Batman vs. Two-Face
  • Lost In Space Netflix
    Streaming Consciousness: Lost in Space