“Neglects…I’ve had a few…”
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“Neglects…I’ve had a few…”

(Wait. Is that how the song goes?) I’ve neglected this blog, the antho (off and on), writing, and other things for the past couple of weeks. Work. Busy. Timing. That stuff. Not as many students this term thanks to a schedule that mainly consists of 12 week classes and two of them in the afternoon … Continue reading

That Ever-Elusive A
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That Ever-Elusive A

An acquaintance of mine — a sharp, sweet, conscientious lady — recently posted her dismay at the grade she’d received in one of her college classes. An 89.45, to be precise. It’s understandable. It’s a tease of a percentile, ridiculously close to THAT possibility, the very possibility of the much-coveted A. While this was going … Continue reading

Little Wonder Writers Booze It and/or Lose It
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Little Wonder Writers Booze It and/or Lose It

It’s been a weekend of intense contemplation/introspection (and halfarsed grading, so not in the mood for it). I’m on my 20th rejection for my novel (18 for the query and sample chapters alone, two for the novel itself), my 4th for the science fiction story I’ve been marketing. The editors involved with the antho. I’d really been aiming … Continue reading

Dear Angry Peoples,
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Dear Angry Peoples,

Dear Snowflake Who’s Been Angry with a Professor in Another Department, I realize you’re busy right now. You’re in the midst of a legal brouhaha against the school, trying to get a humanities professor fired, claiming that he asked you to speak against your religious beliefs, which, according to the evidence presented, isn’t accurate at all. He asked you … Continue reading