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What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?

A review of Ursula K. Le Guin‘s No Time to Spare, a collection of her blog posts, Originally published September 8, 2017 “In 2010, at the age of 81, the acclaimed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin started a blog. Blogs never seemed a likely destination for the writer, who by then had a long career …

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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Inspiration for ISLANDS

While we’re confined by the pandemic, how about another virtual trip with me? Let me take you back in time and place to inspiration for my novel ISLANDS. A lot of “life” happened this week, so today I’ll take you on a quickie trip to the Caribbean, where my days as a scuba divemaster inspired my …

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The Things People Say: Rhetorical Devices and the Abuse of Statistics

Let’s write a reality check. Not all that long ago I repeatedly heard that the unemployment rate in the US was not 4.9 percent as official numbers stated, but closer to 42 percent. This intel came from news sources trusted by a great number of Americans, from pundits and political operatives to a moderator at  a …

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