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Top Seven Movies

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Top Seven Movies

I saw this floating around on Twitter last week, and I knew 140 characters wasn’t going to be enough to say what I really wanted to say about all these movies, so I decided to make it a blog post instead. Here they are, in no particular order. The Abyss Adventures on an underwater drilling platform. To tell you much more is to spoil the best thing about this movie. Main female character is the on who designed the platform.                 Aliens It’s got everything: creepy aliens, space marines, women kicking ass, and most especially witty...

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Making the Case for Empathy

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Making the Case for Empathy

Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy. The catalyst for all of this pondering was Pam Bondi speaking at the Republican National Convention. She said this: Hillary believes our enemies deserve our respect and empathy. The crowd booed. This reaction really got under my skin. The idea that we should treat our enemies without respect and empathy is monstrous. Full stop. Empathy is what makes us human. If we discard empathy, we lose an integral piece of our humanity. We lose the ability to understand the plight of others. We lose the ability to connect with others...

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Tanks A Lot

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Tanks A Lot

I’ve been struggling trying to figure out what to make a blog post about this week. It’s part of my fairly nebulous ‘become a real writer’ plan to write a blog post a week and here I was set to fail in week two. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized why should this blog only be about writing and writing related stuff? I mean, it’s my blog after all. I make the rules! So the rule now is that there are no rules! So here you are, at the first inaugural post about random crap that interests me. This week’s edition is aquariums! I took up...

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Which Switch Is Which?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Which Switch Is Which?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, and this week seemed like a golden opportunity because the second Wachowski sibling of the famed Hollywood pair came out as transgender. The Matrix is a movie near and dear to my teen-in-the-90’s heart. It’s the kind of gritty cyberpunk that I adore with deep-layered messages that people are still sorting out nearly fifteen years later, myself included. I’m not just here to talk about how awesome the Matrix is though, I’m here to talk about one of the secondary characters, and a rumor about the original...

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Exciting News!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Exciting News!

Hello everyone out there in blog-land! I’m super-ultra-mega excited to announce today that one of my stories “The Night You Were A Comet” will be published in August(ish) of this year in the Alien Artifacts anthology by Zombies Need Brains, LLC. This is one of my newer stories, and I’m very proud of it. For those eager to buy a copy who didn’t get a chance to participate in the Kickstarter, pre-orders for electronic and print copies of the anthology are available here. Hugs and Puppies, -C...

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Tales of the Submission Carousel

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Tales of the Submission Carousel

I was minding my own business this morning, doing my usual Saturday routine of updating my rejections in my submission log (I use Submission Grinder now which I highly recommend) and sending stories back out to new markets when I realized I’d crossed the 100 submission mark.  I stared at my numbers for a few minutes because I couldn’t really believe it. Submissions: 100 Rejections: 81 Acceptances: 5 Now, these numbers are not 100% accurate. I had sent out a handful of submissions before I went off to Viable Paradise in October of 2013, but the stories were just awful and really...

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