Facebook, Writing, and Rain
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9 pm by

It’s been a little while since I wrote a more personal blog. And actually, I’m not exactly writing this one — I’m using Dragon voice software because my hands are aching tonight from my tendinitis. I can’t use Dragon to write my books because my creative voice is far different than my dictation voice, but it sure comes in handy for blogging or longer email.

First I want to talk little about my Facebook page. I’m not going to go into the details because I don’t think they’re necessary, but thanks to a continual low-grade infestation of trolls, I will no longer be updating my Facebook page. It will sit as a placeholder to direct people toward my Facebook groups — which are heavily moderated — as well as my website and this blog, where my updates go.

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A Year of Trees: Week 47
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3 pm by

July 26 tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

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A Year of Trees: Week 46
Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3 pm by

July 19 tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

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Brain Candy Friday
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8 am by

Brain Candy Friday

So, Now that we’re headed into summer (here, you don’t usually get there till July), tell me what summer is usually like in your area of the country?

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Signing at Powell’s Confirmed
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1 pm by

I have just confirmed a book signing and talk at Powell’s Books, in Beaverton OR.

November 5, 2015, at 7:00 PM

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Flight From Mayhem Playlist
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10 am by

Here’s the playlist for Flight From Mayhem:

AC/DC: Back in Black

Air: Playground Love; Moon Fever

Android Lust: Here and Now; Saint Over; Stained; Dragonfly

The Animals: Bury My Body; House of the Rising Sun; We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Arcade Fire: Abraham’s Daughter

Arch Leaves: Nowhere to Go

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A Year of Trees: Week 45
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 9 am by

July 12 tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

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Unplugging, Gardens, & Signing Books
Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8 pm by

So happy Saturday evening. It’s been a long time since I really felt like I wanted to blog, but tonight I feel like doing so. I’ve been making a lot of changes lately and you, as my readers who hang out online, will begin to notice those if you haven’t already. For a long time now I have limited my amount of time on Twitter, and finally — when a few things blew up there recently — I realized I was done. I’m not going to tell you what it was all about. I wasn’t even part of it, but watching it? Made me tired.

And I sat there, watching people melt down right and left, and realized “I’m tired of this.” It’s been a long time since I felt peace of mind when hanging out online. I used to have a lot of fun but now I really don’t. And with my new schedule, I don’t have a whole lot of time, either.

So I took a break. The past couple weeks I have backed away drastically except for the necessary promotion for Flight from Death. And you know what?

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Brain Candy Friday
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8 am by

Brain Candy Friday

Today’s Brain Candy Friday Question is: There are so many variations of salads around the world. My favorite is simple cucumbers, tomatoes, with tuna and a little dill. (I loved feta in it, but dairy-allergic, and that’s no longer an option). What’s your favorite salad?

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Signing in Portland OR in November
Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5 pm by

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It looks like I will be adding a signing in Portland OR in November to my schedule. So clear your evening on November 5th if you live in the area and want to come hear me talk and get books signed.  More info as we have it.

 

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