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Those lovely Robert Grahams

Like many folks of my generation and profession (#DayJob in tech sector of financial services), I suffer from a fairly sedentary lifestyle. And have for quite some time — my gig for the past 17 years has been 99.99% telecommuting; 10-12 hours a day parked in a chair in front of a bank of monitors. […]

I don’t understand other parents and want to poke them with sharp sticks

Some of you know that I chair the School Advisory Council for my boys’ school. Three years ago, a teacher stopped me in the school yard and asked me to come to a meeting. She explained that they only get 2 or 3 parents showing up at each meeting and she has seen me active […]

Diversity and Divisiveness

The issue of diversity in speculative fiction has been a topic of discussion for quite a while now, but not one that I have explored. This past weekend, I decided to change that and attended my first panel on the subject at SFCOntario 4. It was a great panel and most certainly not (as some […]

Judging a Book By Its Cover

It is no great secret that I am a sucker for a good cover. I willingly give it up for books that put beautiful assets up front for everybody to see. Cover design matters and influences our perception and purchase of books. Witness Maureen Johnson‘s recent call to Coverflip, which made a very poignant point about […]