The Facebook Robots: Down, But Not Out

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg (photo from NYTimes article below) “Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis A Times investigation revealed how the social network responded as it faced one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech. The executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the […]

Vote!

I do not intend for this blog to be political, and I have spent my days since my last post on  October 10 working on a story about my grandmother.  It is decidedly apolitical. I have also spent the month watching the headlines and thinking about what is happening in the world and in the […]

On writing #5: I have turned blogs into essays and chapters of novels into short stories. I have been professionally published and have published independently. I have entered contests. Recently, I’ve been giving some thought to that woman on the waterfall.

I want to write a novel about her. The woman on that waterfall, probably in her fifties when the photograph was taken,  was my father’s mother, and I have a great deal to say about her. Far more than enough to fill the pages of a novel. The only problem, and it is a big […]

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On Writing #3: They Don’t Like My Novel??

My mother’s favorite word was “Shit!” and she wasn’t even a writer. She was a Southerner, though, and that probably explains it. This morning, “On Writing #3” was a short essay describing the next phase of the writing of my autobiographical novel.  It followed smoothly and logically from “On Writing #2”– some thoughts on the […]