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  • opiniondude

    Writing is Work. A Belated Reaction to the NYT

    May 17th, 2012 | Uncategorized, Untitled Breschard | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    This weekend a lot of writers took note of the Sunday NYTimes article by Julie Bosman, “Writer’s Cramp: In the E-Reader Era, a Book a Year Is Slacking“. Bosman reported that we writers need to work harder. It’s not enough to be in marketing and promotion mode half the time. It’s not enough to being [...]


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  • Blog to Death

    Blog to Death

    October 15th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    A guy named Miles Lennon has done the science (not really) on the typical life cycle of the blog in “Why are 95% of blogs abandoned?” For me, maintaining a vigorous blog is impossible because of a dozen things every day that make my life thrive better than blogging. What many of the blog-inclined learn [...]


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  • Writing 5am to 7am

    Writing 5am to 7am

    October 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Writing 5am to 7am is not my habit but the former habit of Brit Raymond Tallis and he’s produced a new book about one of the subjects I love to follow in a pop-culture manner:  neuroscience.    He has a dim view of how publishing and pop culture demands have bent research to what he [...]


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  • Functional Evil and the Dysfunctional Brain

    Functional Evil and the Dysfunctional Brain

    October 10th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    A bit of a neuroscience debate regarding where evil resides in the brain ran across a couple of publications this weekend. A bit in Slate regarding fMRIs ability to find evil acts in the brain pronounced: The new neuroscience represents the latest chapter in a millennia-old and still divisive cultural conflict over the problem of [...]


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  • Why I Write Science Fantasy These Days

    Why I Write Science Fantasy These Days

    October 9th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Simply because there is math in everything and the more you see it, the more beautiful everything is.


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  • A Solar Glimmer of Hope

    A Solar Glimmer of Hope

    June 18th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    It puts a little glimmer of hope in my heart to hear that the Department of Energy is following up on a potentially very good development in solar power. From the Boston Herald: A Massachusetts company has won a conditional $150 million federal loan guarantee to develop a dramatically cheaper way to produce the silicon [...]


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  • Earth, Gotta Love It

    Earth, Gotta Love It

    April 18th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    It’s actually sort of sorry to have to admit that I’ve never spent a night in a place dark enough to see the Milky Way properly. Shoot. Does this mean I have to start a bucket list now? The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.


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  • Bolivia’s New “Law of Mother Earth”

    Bolivia’s New “Law of Mother Earth”

    April 12th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    From the Guardian: Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution [...]


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  • Fictional Options for Women

    Fictional Options for Women

    March 9th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Or “Female Character Flowchart.”   You have to click on the image to see the whole picture.


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  • Flowchart Week Continues

    Flowchart Week Continues

    March 8th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off


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