Book a Day, Giveaway 006: Folk Bags.

Cosmos is still up for grabs! It’s a beautifully-written book full of awe-some photos and sciencey-goodness. Today’s book reflects my love and frustration with knitting: I began knitting years ago when I had my worst bout of insomnia and anxiety (after ditching grad school dreams). The repetitive action required little awake-brain-power and was calming. The … [Read more…]

Book a Day, Giveaway 005: Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

Congrats to Elaine Emmi, who has great plans for Torjesen’s When Women Were Priests. I’m actually having a lot of fun giving these books away. Part of it comes from the opportunity to make connections with people who share my interests. Most of these books were just sitting on my shelf, anyway–it makes me happy … [Read more…]

Zombie Love!

My first spec fic story is published in Rigor Amortis, the anthology of zombie romance, and it is now available on Amazon! Wish I could go on more about it right now, but it’s choc-full of Galendara’s art, and includes stories by friends Wendy Wagner and Andy Romine. Go! Buy it now! 😀

My Vegan Month: Day 30

I had planned to carefully document my vegan experiment this month, but I got recruited into a last minute (and very very fun but intense) project that’s gobbled up most of my discretionary time. I’m writing this quick post because several of you have followed up on me during the past two weeks, and I … [Read more…]

My Vegan Month: Day 14.

So, yesterday I had my first knowledgable, willful transgression of the boundaries I set for myself at the beginning of this month. I came home after a long day at work–a day without any exercise, which is my equivalent of a chill-pill–and spent two hours making two dinners: the rawsta primavera that was a hit … [Read more…]

My Vegan Month: Day 07.

I’m a week into my experiment with a vegan diet, and I think I’m falling into a rhythm. I’ve decided that if I’m in control of the food, it’s not that tough to do this. And currently I do most of the meal planning, purchasing and preparation in our home. It also helps that we’re … [Read more…]

My Month as a Vegan: Day 02.

Jana and I celebrated our anniversary, and it was the second day of my vegan trial. Jana was very accommodating, but I realized that my dietary choices did impact our ability to enjoy a meal together as we had in the past. We’ve always enjoyed eating out together, but my vegan parameter severely constrained our … [Read more…]