Some 101 for Congress and the President

It’s not really rocket science. If you have loans outstanding and the payment is due, you owe the creditors a payment. Payables for Idiots 101. If you have received goods and services, then you owe your vendors a payment. Payables for Idiots 102. You pay your bills. End of story. That’s what grown ups do.

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Why I’m gonna purchase Correia’s MONSTER HUNTER ALPHA on Monday

I’m going to be purchasing MONSTER HUNTER ALPHA by Larry Correia on Monday.  Here’s why. Reason #1: Correia delivers the goods I read MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL.  I ended my review of MHI saying Correia was going to be a writer to watch.  Well, for those of you who haven’t been watching, not only did Correia  sell

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Jennifer Nielsen and “The Rules of Personality”

Jennifer Nielsen is the author of Elliot and the Goblin War, the forthcoming Elliot and the Pixie Plot (Sourcebooks, August 2011), and The False Prince (Scholastic, April 2012).  She’s also worked for many years with a troubled youth program. I recently sat in on one of her presentations on characters and personality at a writers conference and quickly

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Cranford, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Nebo Grotto Falls

Cranford For those of you who love stories like Pride and Prejudice, have I got a TV mini-series for you—the BBC’s five-part Cranford. The series is set in the 1840’s in England in the fictional village in North West England and focuses primarily on a handful of the town’s single middle-class ladies who are forced

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The eBook Tsunami of Crap is Crap

Some folks say ebooks will foist a terrible problem upon readers–they’ll soon have to wade through mountains of crap to find a book to read. It will be a terrible chore. J.A. Konrath gives his answer to this lament. Kris Rusch gives hers. Here’s mine: there will NEVER be a tsunami of crap facing a reader looking to

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Schoolhouse Rock – Fireworks!

I love, LOVE, a number of the old Schoolhouse Rock videos.  My most favorite for the 4th is “Fireworks”.  My family and I have been singing this all weekend. We’ve even got the backup down (grin). Hooray for the signers and all their colonist supporters! Hooray for America!!

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