My Opinion

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I Think I Need A Shower

After all the mudslinging, I need a shower…yuck. As much as I love getting dirty, this type of mudslinging is not fun. It’s irritating. And I think I have eye strain from all of the eye rolling I did the last few days. So on to fun things, like books and pretty pictures and my
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Mudslinging, Take 2: SP5 Edition

Wow. Here I thought the mudslinging would be between the snowflake camp and the two puppy camps. Apparently I was wrong.  It seems that as with all organizations without clear strong direction, things tend to go sideways. And dear God did they…over a blog post of recommendations of all things. When Larry Correia was leading the
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Let The Mudslinging Begin

Once again, millions of people around the globe will ignore the Hugo Awards. (As they should. Who really wants to get in the middle of a pissing match between authors and readers of various political stripes anyway.) People will go on with their lives, read good fiction, watch good movies and not care one iota
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How To Alienate Family And Friends In 7 Easy Steps: A Fisking

I came across this eye-rolling piece published at Mic by Maria Solis. Her bio on the site says she’s a staff writer that covers “trending news” for the site. To call what she writes news is a huge stretch. Op-Ed or Yellow Journalism is a better descriptor of what she writes. The site itself claims
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Doom & Gloom: Ingredients For Path of Angels

I came across this article in one of the Facebook groups I belong to. It’s one of many by snowflakes melting over the fact that the election didn’t go their way. Normally, I would just do a full blown eyeroll and move on, but since this ties in nicely to Path of Angels, I thought
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The Hugos, Trump and How Not To Write An Argument

This article by Amanda Marcotte is actually from August, but in light of Trump’s victory, I thought I would address it. It is a perfect example of what aspiring journalists should not do if they want a successful career at a reputable publication. The alt-right attacks sci-fi: How the Hugo Awards got hijacked by Trumpian-style
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Election Is Over, Back To Work

I admit it, sometimes I’m a political junkie. Not often, but on occasion. (I was a Political Science major in college, so it’s inevitable that I’ll jump in once in a while.)Mostly I spend hours banging my head against a wall reading the stupid on Facebook. I shouldn’t be shocked. The state of the education
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Can You Make A Living As A Writer?

There has been a lot of talk lately among my writer friends about whether or not you can make a living as a writer. There are a very few lucky authors who hit it big. And a bunch who make just enough to live off of. But, few make more than spending money. It’s just
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9/11 A Day of Remembrance

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2011. Back in 2001, I had just started my first semester at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville in the Paralegal program. I was wasting time before I had to leave for classes that morning. I never turned on
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