Category Archives: rant

This is a problem.

There’s someone out there who thinks my email address is theirs. Normally it’s just a nuisance, like the eye doctor in Wilmington who used it to apply for a job, or the law student in Chicago who put it down as the contact info for a reference for the … Continue reading

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Friday things and a grammar rant

I currently have two short stories out on submission, and I’m working on revising a third, which I’d like to get out by Thanksgiving, possibly. This is highly unusual, because I don’t generally write short fiction. Also, it’s distracting me from finish… Continue reading

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So you like male writers. So what?

A writing pal of mine recently wrote that he figured he ought to read more books/short fiction by men, because he realized his shelves were mostly full of books by women. Cool, whatever. My shelves are mostly full of books … Continue reading

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So you like male writers. So what?

A writing pal of mine recently wrote that he figured he ought to read more books/short fiction by men, because he realized his shelves were mostly full of books by women. Cool, whatever.My shelves are mostly full of books by women. They’re mostly full … Continue reading

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Samsung: on my anti-rec list.

As you may recall, I bought a Samsung Captivate last August. I went with this phone in part because I don’t like the iPhone, and I wanted an Android phone. The Android selection on AT&T was fairly awful until the … Continue reading

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This is America.

A country where hope and change can join with our better nature on a national level, but where hate prevails regionally. A country where civil rights are still allowed to be determined by popular vote. Hateful amendments have passed in … Continue reading

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Profit motive: leading cause of being uninsured.

From November 2007: One of the state’s largest health insurers set goals and paid bonuses based in part on how many individual policyholders were dropped and how much money was saved. Woodland Hills-based Health Net Inc. avoided paying $35.5 million … Continue reading

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Another work rant

No, you standing there tapping, sighing, and grumbling about how you have to make it to the bus does NOT make me work any faster. I still need to enter the information on your prescription into the computer, print out … Continue reading

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Do NOT lie to me.

Don’t come up to my pharmacy with a prescription from the native Spanish-speaking provider and tell me she didn’t explain to you how to use the cream. Don’t tell me you can’t speak English, and then argue with me fluently … Continue reading

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