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A Lyrics Poem for Cancer Patients

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Cancer treatment is a roller coaster of hope and despair; excitement and dread; and a lot of pain. Here’s a poem compiled of some select song lyrics that I found particularly appropriate at various times during my treatment (diagnosis, medical prep, chemo, surgery, radiation, recovery). Can you name all 14 songs? What songs have helped you through the process?

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Baltimore 43 – A Great Convention

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Once again, I attended panels at Balticon and as always, I had a fantastic time. This year was a bit different for me, since my husband ended up in Florida for the weekend and I had my sister-in-law looking after my daughter. I was able to hang out and do all sorts of things I hadn’t been able to do in previous years, including get to talk to people and SHOP! Yes, I actually got to browse through the vendors tables this year! I approve of the new set-up for those as well.

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Maryland Writers’ Association Conference: A Great Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I had the privilege of speaking at the 21st Annual Maryland Writers’ Association Conference on May 9, 2009, held at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum Heights, MD. The Maritime Institute was a great facility for the event. I say this from the perspective of a speaker who has had her unfair share of “oops” stories when it comes to presenting. (see Adventures in Teaching Blogging to Writers and A Special Thank You to Balticon 42.)

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At Risk Middle School Girls Update

Monday, February 23, 2009

to Teach At Risk Middle School Girls in Montgomery County,” I embarked this past fall on a new teaching experience. Through Passion for Learning’s GRRL Tech, Girls Really, Really Love Technology, I took on a classroom full of 6th and 7th grade girls with the intent of teaching them web programming.

You’ll be happy to know they didn’t tear me to pieces.

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The Dangers of Over-Marketing

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

When the Marketing Out-Classes the Product

Most of you writers and Internet marketers probably don’t pay attention to the business engines behind MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online video games). If you play them at all, you might not care overly much how their stock prices are faring and if you’re trading stocks, you may not play them.

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A Special Thank You to Balticon 42

Friday, August 22, 2008

Balticon 42I’m coming down off of my weekend at Balticon 42 and now that I have a moment to catch my breath, I want to thank the organizers and the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for hosting a marvelous event.

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