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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230


I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

Sneaks in, looks around, tiptoes down the hall…

Been a while since I did any blogging.

Not sure if anyone noticed that, or if anyone is still watching to see if I come back. No excuses, just got caught up in that weird “real life” thingy, and don’t, in fact, have much to say even now.

A (huge) part of the problem is that I

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Illogical logic

I followed a link in a blog I read to a blog I don’t read, and found an article by Martin Robbins that starts out by claiming that "Jenny Rohn noted last September that most prominent science bloggers on the main networks are male." (I haven’t followed that link.) It goes on

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I’m Back Up Again! Yay!

And the moral of the story is: back up again!

Go do it now! Go back up now. Back up your hard drive, back up your website, back up your back-ups. In fact, just go and write a second copy of all those notes stuck to the corkboard, scrawled on the whiteboard, and taped to the

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So Here I Go Again, Blogging About Twitter

This is supposed to be a WRITING blog!

But with all the follow/unfollow angst on Twitter (still), I thought I’d throw this out there.

Why I follow you on Twitter:

You interest me.
You educate me.

That’s it. That’s all. That’s all it takes, and those are the only reasons that matter. Follow you as a tit for your tat?

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An Update on the Unwanted Followee

This is an update to my last post.
Please note that I am NOT

saying anything at all about what this might mean.

guessing whether there might or might not have been an investigation by someone somewhere.

guessing what such a putative investigation might or might not have uncovered.

stipulating any connection whatsoever between anything and anything.

claiming anything at

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Another Twitter Rant: @TrueSports – The Unwanted Followee

I didn’t want this blog to turn into a Twitter blog, but here goes another rant on the shortcomings of Twitter.

My post on UberTwitter for BlackBerry is already my most traveled post, and I was really hoping the excerpt from my latest novel, Jillian’s Gold, was going to pass it. But probably not,

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Twitter v. the Spambots

When I first joined Twitter, in March of this year, I wasn’t even really sure why I should.

Short, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? What’s that all about? Who cares what I’m doing?

I quickly decided it wasn’t about short, frequent bouts of Narcissism, but that it was much more than just

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Automate Your Blogroll With Google Reader

This is a little off-topic for me (I’m certainly not a web geek),

but since I tweeted about it this morning, I’ve received three emails asking me how. So here we go.

If you use Google Reader, and want to automate your subscription list, or some part of it, on your blog, this is how:

Open Google Reader

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The Blog Mayhem is Over – For Now

The last major upheaval, um, I mean overhaul of this blog is finished.

I’ll just be doing minor tweaks from now on, adding pages for new books, adding excerpts, etc. The header loads a randomly chosen image each time you reload the page. These images are all mine, which is to say, they’re all crops from

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Maybe I look stupid . . .

. . . but I do know how to run a search engine!

I got a comment on a recent post, UberTwitter for BlackBerry – Everything TwitterBerry Wishes it Was, that was from a source that made it look like spam. But the comment itself said “Hey, great post, very well written. You should write

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