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Bot Wars Silliness

caller ID showing telemarketer calling

I thought I’d take a break from my serious discussion of trans issues to share something funny. To counter the overwhelming number of telemarketer calls we got at home, my wife (being a brilliant tech guru) switched our home phone line over to Ooma, which crowdsources a blacklist of telemarketer phone numbers. More recently, she … Read more Bot Wars Silliness

Selena and Joan Jett: Guest Post by Greg Barth

I am so excited to have Greg Barth, author of the gritty-as-fuck Selena series, to guest post on my humble blog, sharing about one of my favorite musicians of all time, Joan Jett. Take it away, Greg! I write like a girl. And not a nice one. I guess I should say I write like … Read more Selena and Joan Jett: Guest Post by Greg Barth

Your Rough Drafts Aren’t Really Shit

Ernest Hemingway is reported to have said, “The first draft of anything is shit.” Decades later, in her book, Bird by Bird, Anne LaMott had a chapter called “Shitty First Drafts”. And author Mur Lafferty is fond of saying, “Don’t be afraid to suck.” I understand what they are getting at. First drafts are rough. … Read more Your Rough Drafts Aren’t Really Shit

Into the Skin of Another: The Gift of Fiction

One of the great things about fiction is that we get to see the world through another’s eyes. We can slip into the skin of a Caribbean pirate, a bounty hunter in Jersey, a spaceship captain, a child dealing with cancer, a vampire, a person living in the ghetto, a circus animal trainer, or a … Read more Into the Skin of Another: The Gift of Fiction