Not Giving Up on Goodness

Not Giving Up on Goodness

It's Saturday afternoon, August 12th, 2017. I just spent most of Friday helping a friend work through some serious mental health issues. Then I got bombarded, as all of us did with images and stories from Charlottesville. I live just over an hour away from there. I take my daughter there for Saturday Enrichment classes, or Nerd School as she calls it. It's a great town. Between my friend and the hate being spewed in Charlottesville by Saturday afternoon, I am heartsick and furious, frustrated and fearful. I have to get out of the house.

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The Trouble with Mr. Willoughby

The Trouble with Mr. Willoughby

Hang out long enough where people are discussing Voyager, and you will almost inevitably hear from someone who is disappointed, uncomfortable or down right infuriated by the portrayal of Mr. Willoughby. His accent, behavior and obsequiousness are cartoonish, and exhibit many uncomfortable stereotypes that were certainly believed in Scotland in the 18th century when his part of the story is set, and sadly persisted well into the 20th century. Willoughby is literally a walking stereotype. And if that’s all there is to the character, then readers SHOULD be offended.  I would be.

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

I have been posting teasers passages on most Tuesdays. I try to keep them free of major spoilers, though there might be some minor ones and maybe a name or two that you don't recognize. In case you've missed them, you can see them in the gallery below (not in any particular order).

And of course keep an eye on my Facebook page or Twitter to see them in the future. Look for the #teasertuesday

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Words words words.

I know. I've been terrible about keeping up with posts, and videos and the like. But I keep telling myself that you all would rather have the next book than the next blog post. And that's exactly what I've been working on. If you watch video below, you might notice that I'm well past the deadline that I set for myself in January. However, I am making great progress on book 3. I jsut wanted to pop up here and leave a quick post to tell you what I've been working on. 

And I will have a blog post or two coming soon.

 

My 2017 Social Media Resolutions (that you can adopt too)

My 2017 Social Media Resolutions (that you can adopt too)

While we can’t do anything about some of the people we may lose, or the natural or even man-made disasters that may befall us in 2017. We CAN work TOGETHER to make social media and the internet better for us. We can reclaim the equalizing communication tool that it could be from the people who would use it to manipulate and misdirect us.

So, I would like to introduce some new year’s resolutions that I will be enacting or continuing. And invite you to try some of these too. They’re simple behaviors that we can all do to change the tone and quality of the flood of information we take in every day. If we can all agree to these, we can make social media a better place all around.

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