Author Archives: Nancy Jane Moore

About Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore's science fiction novel, The Weave, is now available in print and ebook versions from Aqueduct Press. She is a founding member of Book View Cafe. Her most recent BVC ebook is Walking Contradiction and Other Futures, a collection of her science fiction adventure stories. She also recently released Ardent Forest, a retelling of As You Like It set in post-apocalypse Texas. Other BVC e-books include Conscientious Inconsistencies, a collection of short fiction first published in print by PS Publishing; Flashes of Illumination, a collection of very short stories; and the novella Changeling, first published by Aqueduct Press. Her short stories and essays are also available in most of the BVC anthologies.

Joyful Politics and Feeling Powerful

My friend Diane Silver spoke at the Unity Church in Lawrence, Kansas, last week on “Creating a Joyful Politics.” Given this crazy election year, I thought others would like to hear what she had to say. Diane has a lot … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Politics | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The ZenTao Haiku

pumpkin

Last year I did what I called the #joyproject – a daily message on Facebook and Twitter about something I experienced that brought me joy. I didn’t start out to write a daily haiku, but somehow that format took over … Continue reading

Share
Posted in creativity, Poetry | Tagged , | 4 Comments

How to Be World Class

Peak

Anders Ericsson has finally written the book I’ve wanted to read ever since Malcolm Gladwell gave a quick and dirty summary of Ericsson’s work in his book Outliers. Peak: Secrets From the New Science of Expertise, written with the help … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Reviews, Science | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

The Value of Hurricanes

Hurricane Carla had a profound effect on me when I was a kid. It came barreling head-on into Galveston, the biggest one to hit that city since the 1900 storm that killed 6,000 people, and then went on down to … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Science | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Displacement

Friendswood

I heard part of a piece about Wendell Berry on NPR  the other day. It focused on the importance of knowing the place where you’re from. In the piece, Laura Dunn, who recently made a film about Berry (The Seer), … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Community, Lifestyle, Rants | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

Inspiration and Worry

Half-Earth

In the last week, I’ve been exposed to some inspiring projects that offer real possibilities for slow but meaningful change to our world. The Amah Mutsun, a tribe of Native Americans recognized by California though not by the federal government, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Book View Cafe, Culture, Lifestyle, Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Contraception Is a Right

I started taking birth control pills when I was 19. My father got them for me. This is not a false memory. I told my mother I was involved with a guy, she told my father, and my father went … Continue reading

Share
Posted in feminism, Politics, Rants | Tagged , | 9 Comments

In Defense of Procrastination

Did you ever hear of St. Expeditus? I hadn’t until I read this delightful article by Anna Della Subin in The New York Times about a year and a half ago. Apparently he’s the patron saint of procrastinators, which seems … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Inspiration, Rants | Tagged , | 13 Comments

A Fantasy Scenario

If I were the editor-in-chief of a newspaper, the paper would run at least one climate change story every day on the front page above the fold. If I ran a magazine, each issue would feature a climate change story … Continue reading

Share
Posted in journalism, Rants | Tagged | 12 Comments

The Examined Life

Clue app

The New York Times had a piece this week on the way women are using apps such as Clue to track their periods. The Guardian had a similar one on fertility trackers. Some years back, before the rise of apps … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Health, Lifestyle | Tagged , , | 2 Comments