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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.

Fashion Hound?

My dog Lucy loves to play dress-up. But not me.

I’ve never been one to worry about followers.

I don’t much care how many Twitter followers I have, or who they are, or why they follow me. In fact, one of the two most significant differences between Twitter and something like Facebook or Myspace is the non-reciprocal

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What Twitter Needs

If anyone asked me (which no one has),

I’d say that Twitter needs some basic decision tools for the network-building process. That is what this is all about, isn’t it? The network? Well, then, let me see some basic facts about people when I’m deciding whether to block them, follow them, or ignore them.

Let me see

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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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