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Posts made in July, 2013

Reward in Daily Science Fiction’s Kickstarter! Also, Newsletters.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

Daily Science Fiction is hosting a Kickstarter Campaign to pay authors for their short fiction published for the next six months, September 2013-March 2014. Among rewards including omnibus anthologies, gourmet chocolate, and a crocheted Cthulhu, you can also sign up for a critique from Yours Truly of a short story (they say up to 5,000 words, but I wouldn’t complain about longer, either)! See the details for Daily Science Fiction’s Fall 2013 campaign here. On the topic of...

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Fair Trade Blogger Bragging

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fair Trade Blogger Bragging

As a college sophomore, I first realized I was interested in international advocacy. A great goal but initially hard to accomplish in a small, friendly town smack dab in the middle of the North American continent. Except I was lucky, because I went to school in Waukesha, home of the Plowshare Center–an organization that hosts educational forums on social, economic, and environmental justice issues globally, and also runs Wisconsin’s first Fair Trade store. They welcomed me on...

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We didn’t choose the Folklife, the Folklife chose us–and other updates

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

So I’ll start with the sad news, because the past two weeks have been tough: I got to visit Las Vegas for the first time, but under some of the worst possible circumstances. My uncle living there passed away and I went to attend the funeral and visit with my cousins (and also some immediate family members–we welcomed the chance to offer face-to-face support after certain recent events, which I might add are completely unrelated to this funeral. Troubles never come one at a...

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Update

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It seems disingenuous to continue blogging as if life is going well when something horrible has happened. Yet sharing too many details in a public place seems disrepectful of the privacy of those involved, not to mention it forces casual readers to become witnesses to a situation they may prefer not to be involved in. This is a balance I always walk when a certain sort of family crisis recurs. It helps, perhaps, that I am not actually capable of writing about it in a fluent, pleasant, or even...

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