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Silicon Jones Rides!

Silicon Jones is one of my favorite characters from the Maven Fairy Godmother universe, and he is, in fact, Maven’s first antagonist in what will probably now be book three. His real name is Brewster, but as a computer wizard, … Continue reading

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Deconstructing…Talkin’ Bout My Generation

Deconstructing My Personal Myth I am a product of my cultural heritage, as everyone is. I was born in 1951, part of the baby boom that was a reaction to the horrors of two world wars punctuated by the Great … Continue reading

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Maggie Smith: The Lady in the Van by Choice

Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actresses, but I watched her last weekend in one of the slowest movies ever shot: The Lady in the Van. The good thing about watching a slow movie is that it gives me time … Continue reading

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Guys, Dresses and White Male Privilege

Guys. Dresses. Why Not Share the Experience? Netflix is a magic window into the past, the present, and maybe, the future. My most recent binge was Quantum Leap, a show from the 90s with Scott Bakula (as Dr. Sam Becket, … Continue reading

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Dinesh D’Souza: Capitalism and the Theft of the Left

I stole a book today. It wasn’t Abbie Hoffman’s Steal this Book. No, I didn’t take it out of the store, but I read it without paying for it, sitting in a comfortable chair at my local B&N for several … Continue reading

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Writer’s Hedge

The following is a flash fiction story based on a prompt at a writers group meeting Saturday a week ago. The prompts were randomly generated around the table, each of us adding a word and then passing it along to … Continue reading

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Rape Culture

Penises don’t rape people. People rape people. Rape is about the physical violation of a person, power over the person. It’s about dominance, punishment,  and humiliation. It’s a very personal one-on-one kind of terrorism, not always but mostly perpetrated (and … Continue reading

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