A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

Upcoming imaginary events

I have imaginary events on the family calendar I share with my husband. (It delights him as much as it does me, so yes, a match made in heaven.) Sometimes I’ll note a date in fiction, usually books, but occasionally movies, and put it on my calendar. I like the sort of thrill I get […]

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On The Road With The Starman

A lot has been written about The Starman currently gliding through space in Elon Musk’s Tesla. Is this a rich man’s indulgence, an ad for his car company, and without real scientific value? Well, yes. But that’s not all it is. There are so many interesting aspects to this that it took me a while […]

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Insomnia for Authors

Don’t think about the book you’re writing. Don’t tell yourself that you’re just telling yourself a bedtime story. Don’t imagine extraneous scenes for characters in your book, complete with dialogue. Don’t delude yourself that you’re dreaming when your characters are doing all kinds of stupid things. You’re still writing in your head. Don’t think about […]

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Solar birds…and getting my ducks in a row

I got some solar birds from Ikea for the back garden. Here’s a pic of them all lit up! 🙂 I know I should post here more often, but I’ve been very busy writing fiction. I figure the solar birds rate a post because they look sort of fictional. 😉 I’m still creeping toward the […]

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Do You Believe in Monsters? How About Woolly Mammoths?

I’m always happy when a new episode of the Monster Talk podcast pops up in my podcast feed. The new one deals with the recent Wooly Mammoth hoax, but I’d like to talk a bit about why people often believe. I learned a new word today: pareidolia. Maybe I’ve heard it on previous episodes, but […]

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What A Week! Mutant Chocolate-Covered Fortune Cookie Included

I had oral surgery a week ago today, jury duty on Monday, and Valentine’s Day yesterday (which means chocolate for breakfast this morning, Yay!). I’ve had to eat regular meals because of taking the antibiotics and pain pills—but the last pills were accompanied by Valentine’s Day chocolates. 😉 All that’s left is for the stitches […]

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Rainmaker

I’m coping with the ongoing drought in the best way I know: I’ve returned to work on a project of field recordings of rain. I do field recordings of various things, natural sounds, noise, rhythm, odd sounds. It’s something I enjoy and usually spring finds me recording more hours of rain than I have time […]

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Music for reading, writing, gardening

I should’ve written a post about music before now—a couple of them at least—since I’m a musician. So I’m going to drop a lot of stuff on you all in one post. It’s all good (and some of it is free). If you’re a bookworm, author or gardener, I’ve got music for you…not all of […]

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Best of 2010 in <140

The first year I had this domain I pasted some of my tweets in occasionally. This has been a fairly eventful year for me as an author and musician, but what that’s meant in terms of tweets is fewer personal and poetic tweets. I thought about just posting those, but decided that if I’m going […]

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Wondering what I’ll have to do to appease the Evil Table Of Contents Fairy who runs amok whenever I look away. (Facebook status that should’ve been tweeted.)

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