I’m listening to the audiobook of Because Internet read by the author, Gretchen McCulloch. This is an engaging and entertaining look at how our use of language has evolved in the internet era. You might think linguistics is a dry, boring topic, but McCulloch makes it interesting and fun, even when she’s deep-diving to the

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Yesterday morning, before work, I took my sealed and signed ballot to the local town hall and dropped it in the official ballot box. It was a clear, crisp (for California) morning. The town hall has a fish pond and the water was mirror still in the early morning hush. This afternoon, I received confirmation from

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The Alliance of Independent Authors is hosting the Tools & Tech for Indie Authors Conference from October 17th – 18th, 2020. It’s free registration for the 24 hours of the conference and for accessing the recordings in the 48 hours after it closes. Sessions include How to Sell More Books with Bookbub and Write More Books

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I received my mail-in ballot last week, along with the voter information pamphlets that explain the various propositions we’re voting on and give the candidate statements. I like to spread all the materials out on my dining table. I read over everything, check online with a few trusted news sources if I have questions, then mark

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I was unable to catch a glimpse of Comet Neowise back in July, but trying to spot it caused me to pay a lot more attention to the night sky. Now, I’m not in the greatest location for star watching. I rent a two-story condo in a small complex and either my neighbors or strategically placed

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Get a peek into my writer’s brain as I comment on some old plot notes I made on the SSU series back in 2007. The October 2020 edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, October 1st.  If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For

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