Monthly Archives: December 2014

Goals: 2014 round-up, 2015 goals

It’s a bright clear bitterly cold Minnesota afternoon as I write this. I’m reading the round-ups for 2014 from colleagues around the world. As usual I accomplished both less and more than I set out to. Advertisements

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Love in the Time of Starships: Kinship, Families of Affinity, and Grand Passions

Aliette de Bodard. On a Red Station, Drifting Alexis Hall. There Will Be Phlogiston Julio Alexi Genao. When You Were Pixels How I met these authors and their work Aliette de Bodard’s work was listed on the RequiresHate blog in … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 28 December 2014 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

“Well, it’s not been T-7 leaving those mines for us,” Taryn said. “That lot doesn’t have starships; they’ve poured all they have down the rat-hole. Or the singularity, I should say. Pouring it down the rat-hole at least feeds rats.” “The … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: part zero, the manifesto

Over the last few years, there have been doctrinal ructions over “purity of genre” in the SF/F world, with definite gendered and racialized intent, not coincidentally as those other than white males have become both visible and visibly successful in … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 21 December 2014 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

Hernan hung backward over the edge of the sleeping-niche, queues sweeping the floor, his body anchored only by Taryn’s weight straddling him. “Ah,” he said, “not sure about this position. Blood rushes to the head.” “Well, at least it isn’t … Continue reading

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Me and my pal the Inner Editor have a little chat

Last night I did an overflight of all the work I want to edit before New Year’s. I looked at common structural patterns and did a thinking-on-paper journal bout laying out what they are. Our old nemesis the inner Editor … Continue reading

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Apprenticing to be an Elder: a Cross-Generational, Cross-Cultural Gratitude Post

Over the last six years, I have been honored to mentor young people from across the globe, both in-person and on-line. In turn, they have mentored me. Here are some examples: The young man who rehearsed his talk about culturally … Continue reading

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