Month: August 2013

My Precious

My Precious

For twelve years I’ve driven a 1988 Toyota Corolla. It’s been a great little car, but bit by bit, it’s become…less functional. The AC never did work well, and in Tucson that’s pretty bad. We locked the keys in it

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Game On! Week One

Game On! Week One

Warning: please do NOT attempt to visit the Game On! diet website. My anti-virus software performs a smackdown every time I try. For that reason, none of the links below go to the official website. Last year some of my

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Actually Offensive Words, KD Edition

Actually Offensive Words, KD Edition

The other day I grumbled my confusion on Twitter. I was looking at a nonfiction book on Amazon and most of the bad reviews were due to the author’s occasional use of the f-bomb. Let me say straight out–I use

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How to Make an Author Squee!

I was looking at a book on Goodreads this morning, and followed a link to a list. Scrolled to the top to see what books exactly qualified, and saw SQUEE!!! Number one of 217 awesome books!

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When Friends Go Bad

When Friends Go Bad

Once in a while I mention a toxic friend I had to leave behind a few years ago. It was a clean break–I never see or talk to him anymore. But we were friends for a VERY LONG TIME. And

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Vaccines Save Lives, or Why It’s Important to Evaluate Information

I work in a school. I’ve heard the reasons, both rational-sounding and not so much, behind not getting a student vaccinated.† That said, my child is vaccinated against everything that’s required and a few things that aren’t. I’ll tell you

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*warning: this post may contain an overabundance of “awesome.” Not particularly sorry.

Reason #724 that I love the internet–because it lets me follow people I adore without being a stalker. Gotta love two awesome people being awesome on the internet. J. Michael Straczynski is the creator of Babylon 5, and much other

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