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Feb.04.2012
Are you an author and/or fan of science fiction/fantasy/horror?  If so, do you "geek for good?"  I'll be a panelist at Radcon this month, on a panel by that title.  It would be neat if I could provide your examples about how fandom tries to use the power of cyberspace to make this...
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Jan.28.2012
Literary ArtsATTENTION ALL WRITERSWe invite you to include your work in our first published collection! “CARRY THE LIGHT” – THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR LITERARY ANTHOLOGY 2012 will be published by Sand Hill Review Press. Be part of the 2012 literary anthology and you will be a published author...
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Jan.24.2012
  Here’s a link to my latest podcast, “Land Mine Clearance Technology Rolls Along.” http://laurelannehill.libsyn.com/webpage/landmine-clearance-technology-rolls-along  In this thirteen-minute podcast, I share my experiences as I sought information about the “Mine Kafon,” a wind-powered...
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Jan.14.2012
The Contra Costa Times published my letter to the editor today.  The piece, "60 percent of zero is still zero" questions the clarity of a recent article (by journalist Stephen Ohlemacher) about the Romney tax plan.  Ohlemacher had needed to add a few more words to his article. If you have...
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Jan.13.2012
2012 WWW Challenge:  Horror Takes No Holidays  Attention Wicked Women Writers (WWW).  Are you ready to help horror take over a holiday? Below are the details for the 2012 WWW Challenge.  What is the WWW Challenge?A challenge to all women horror writers, published...
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Jan.05.2012
Okay, I did it.  Totally went over the top as 2011 drew to a close.  I ordered an amazing piece of functional art I couldn’t afford.  Oh, but I’m so glad I did.  In this era of iPhones and iPads — neither of which I own — the time had arrived to assert my passion for yesteryear...
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Dec.22.2011
You've heard about "A Tale of Two Cities?"  Well, here's a tale of two sisters, entitled "A Fair Trade." "A Fair Trade" is a true story about Christmas and life.  I wrote "A Fair Trade" to celebrate the experiences I have shared with my older sister, Kathleen.  The Contra Costa Times...
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Dec.14.2011
What's my secret ingredient to add meaning to the holidays?  I find inspiration in ordinary events and share my thoughts with friends and family.  Below is my "Christmas Letter" for 2011, entitled "Strings for Thought."   Strings for Thought Christmas lights twinkled, sleigh bells...
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Nov.28.2011
For several years, an organization called APOPO has used HeroRATs (trained giant African pouched rats) to detect land mines in Africa.  Now they're also training HeroRATs to detect human cases of tuberculosis. For a whimsical "rat's point of view" of the training process, go to the "It Began...
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Oct.23.2011
The analysis of my DNA testing results stared up at me from the screen of my laptop, as though a computer could have eyes.  Excitement surged through me.  My fingertips practically tingled against the keys.  In just a few minutes, I would know more about my ancestry, types of...