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I don’t know about you, but I use Wikipedia all the freaking time. It’s great for quick fact checks, it never out-dates* like a printed encyclopedia would, and it always scratches my rather large and eclectic curiousity. So when I tripped over the fact that it was International Wikipedia Day today, I just had to give the
I thought the passing of Carrie Fisher was really the topper of the year, but no — her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed the very next day. Well before Carrie Fisher’s death, people were already saying what a horrible year 2016 had been for unexpected deaths of celebrities, unexpected political outcomes, depressed sales, and much more. My
There are many images of trees in snow out there, but I particularly like this one because it was taken in my home province of Alberta. For those of you celebrating Christmas, I offer yuletide greetings. For everyone else taking a very welcome break from work, enjoy! If you’re in a country that doesn’t recognize
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis Writers are supposed to be creative, and love the act of writing stories. Yet writers as a whole have the worst time in the world putting butt in chair and actually writing. The excuses we come up with to avoid writing are as creative
For four years, I have been writing a monthly indie publishing column over at Night Owl Reviews. On December 1, 2016, I published the last column there, called “Not the END”. There were a number of reasons I halted the column there (although it is always possible someone else will pick it up and take
Through an unusual set of coincidences and associations, I recently found myself watching a live-streamed international conference for indie authors, as they hosted a variety of panels on different aspects of indie publishing. There was a lot of what I considered to be mealy-mouthed advice handed out, none of it particularly harmful, but guaranteed to