The inspiration of my short prompt response this week. Makes an interesting thought exercise, does it not?
Since the end of school, I’ve been catching up on my reading. It’s been a pleasant two days, so far, and today winds up my scheduled ‘break’ before I kick off a summer writing frenzy. At first I was reading for the sheer joy of having time I could waste on books that made me… Read More Reading, Writing, and Priming the Pump
I’ve been called a Renaissance woman, a Heinlein girl, and asked many times how I can reconcile my artistic tendencies with a passion for science. The reality is that I grew up with no barriers, no one telling me ‘you can’t do that because you’re a girl.’ I took to heart early, Heinlein’s words that… Read More Pursuit of Polymath
That’s what she said. It was in a comment thread online, after a friend of mine had shared a Robert A Heinlein quote. I looked at it, shook my head, and wondered when the man who was accused of being too pro-women in the era he wrote in, had become a woman-hater. It’s not true… Read More Gold-Plated Misogynist
This is actually going to be a triplet of reviews and a gripe. I spent most of yesterday under the weather (no, that’s not a gripe, that’s life, and I take it when my body says ‘rest now or else’ because else is usually pneumonia with me. I rested, and read) and I was having… Read More Review: Bureau of Substandards
I have been working on this book since… longer than I care to think about. And it’s a good book. So what took me so long? Well, I bought it in paper. Yeah, I know, most people buy books in paper, what gives? Long story short – and I think I’ve told the long story… Read More Review: Chaplain’s War
Monday is not a kind day to me, this semester. After years of running a business where Monday was essentially my weekend (coming as it does after two-three days of performing) I have four classes and have to be ‘on’ from 8:30 to 9 for those classes. Which is why you’re going to start seeing… Read More Monday
“What did I want? I wanted a Roc’s egg. I wanted a harem loaded with lovely odalisques less than the dust beneath my chariot wheels, the rust that never stained my sword,. I wanted raw red gold in nuggets the size of your fist and feed that lousy claim jumper to the huskies! I wanted… Read More What do I want?
The dog and I are both looking for it, today. Heinlein’s classic tale of time travel, the hard way, inspired me to create a piece of art for a friend a while back, and I thought I would share today. The dragons are obviously not part of the story, but his dog – now ours… Read More The Door Into Summer