So much to do, so little time

I’m one of those people who always has too much to do. That’s solid truth. My To Do list goes on and on and on, from big-ticket items to small. The list starts with finishing my straw bale house (generations of birds have been born in the sections of walls… Continue reading

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No-knead bread report

No, that is not a photo of bread made with my wild-captured yeast. I seemed to have committed yeasticide  and I don’t know why. I’m also not sure why I was doing it when I have perfectly good dry yeast in the fridge.  So… My brother sent me a recipe… Continue reading

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I wrote a book & now what?

Now what?  I get to write it all over again. In early March I got a great rejection from a literary agent. Wait – did I say great rejection? Well yes, I did. The agent had requested the full MS of my mystery/crime novel, and after reading it, told me… Continue reading

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Feed Me!

I go through these phases when I’m first intensely into bread baking and then I get lazy and settle for commercially made loaves. If I could produce really great bread I probably wouldn’t ever buy from the grocery store but my bread is… less than stellar. I keep trying, though…. Continue reading

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Lif Strand interview at Whispering Stories book blog

I’m featured on Whispering Stories book blog today  https://www.whisperingstories.com/the-writing-life-of-lif-strand/ This was a fun interview, mostly about who I am and about my writing, including a synopsis of Evolution Device.  Here’s one of the questions and a teaser of my answer: 6) There’s a penguin sitting in your writing chair, what is… Continue reading

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Book report: The Apocalypse Troll

The Apocalypse Troll, by David Weber  Publisher : Baen; Reprint edition (January 5, 2021) Language : English Paperback : 352 pages ISBN-10 : 1982125128 ISBN-13 : 978-1982125127 I should have known from the subtitle and the cover illustration that I wouldn’t like it.  My book report contains spoilers, but don’t worry — if you actually… Continue reading

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Five more things not in mainstream media

· Thing #1  Yes, it is still winter I suppose I could stop right there. I mean, look at the calendar. It’s February, fer cryin’ out loud. But… but… Farmer’s Almanac says we’re past the middle of winter, which point is not the same as Groundhog Day but close enough…. Continue reading

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Stone soup, potato style

I have been teary-eyed since January 20, but today it’s not because of political relief, it’s because of onions. Why is it we can send Rovers to Mars, why is it we have people living year-round on the International Space Station, but we can’t chop onions without crying?  Tens of… Continue reading

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2020 Begone! (five more things not in the media)

“Go forth in joy and get on with it.” (read through to the end and you’ll understand) Yeah, we all know it was a crappy year for just about everybody. I’m certainly ready for it to be over with but I gotta tell you: 2020 wasn’t all that crappy for… Continue reading

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