A Writer’s Dream: Review of the Rocket City Literary Festival

Spontaneity is a word I can't even spell without using spell check. (Seriously, I just used spell check for that.) It's literally not a part of my vocabulary! But I just had to make the drive up to Huntsville for the first ever Rocket City Literary Festival, less than a day after I realized it … Continue reading A Writer’s Dream: Review of the Rocket City Literary Festival

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Forgiveness is More Powerful Than Anger: On the Charleston Shooting

This morning, as I was reading through Facebook posts, I was jolted out of bed with one by Luvvie. She questioned why the Charleston shooting victims' families would forgive the killer. Sometimes, Christians can't win for losing. Let's be honest, the folks who go to church on Wednesdays are probably some of the most dedicated … Continue reading Forgiveness is More Powerful Than Anger: On the Charleston Shooting

4 BlogHer Convention Tips from a Geeky Con Veteran

Who knew that 6 years of geeking out at Dragon Con would prepare me for the extravaganza that is BlogHer, the annual mega-blogging convention? The 10th anniversary celebration is in San Jose in two weeks, and I can't wait. At first I was petrified, but I realize now I'm a con vet. Just for a very different … Continue reading 4 BlogHer Convention Tips from a Geeky Con Veteran

On Being a Whiny Troll

The phrase "whiny troll" keeps smacking me in the face. It doesn't happen very often, but I come across people who completely misinterpret things I say and hate me. This, however, feels different. Harder to take, somehow. I was formerly part of a blogging group and, unfortunately, could only contribute once a month to it. … Continue reading On Being a Whiny Troll