Monthly Archives: February 2014

A conversation between brain, hands, and heart.

“Dudes, what’s going on down there?” “What do you mean, Brain?” “There’s no writing going on.” “Well, you see, the words go through us, but they come from you.  So answer your own damned question.  We’re busy steering a starship, here.” “But … Continue reading

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A Painful Day

Today my mother would have been 63. I have never liked this day. I should be calling her and celebrating her. Instead I am remembering that she has been gone almost my entire life.  I don’t mean to dwell on … Continue reading

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Nebula Awards Weekend

I’m planning to attend the Nebula Weekend (though probably not the awards banquet itself; haven’t decided, yet).  I figure, I may still be only an aspiring author, but it’s an opportunity to learn more, and that can’t be a bad … Continue reading

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Still here, plugging away.

The cool thing is, I have passed 30% done on the first draft.  Mind you, I’ve got 70% to go, but still… considering that I basically started over after I got back from Viable Paradise in mid-October, I’d say I’m … Continue reading

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State of the Michael: In which I learn so much about my students, it hurts.

Work Had a really rough week with my students, culminating in a blowup in 4th period on Wednesday.  If I was a single guy, I think I might have walked away from my career, I was so angry.  I calmed … Continue reading

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