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If you want a giggle today, let me tell you about my latest deliberate attempt to do something brave. The something brave was cutting my hair.  Yes, I know this is not on par with running for public office or reporting the news in Syria.  Still, I’ve worn my hair the...
Courage in the Air

Courage in the Air

Since I decided to blog about courage in its myriad forms, it seems like people everywhere are talking about eschewing fear or having more courage. A friend of mine’s New Year’s resolution was “No fear!” and the columnist Maria Hinojosa wrote a stirring essay about...
April 27-29: Malice Domestic, Washington, DC

April 27-29: Malice Domestic, Washington, DC

Malice Domestic is an annual “fun fan” convention in Washington, D.C. saluting the traditional mystery, and is now celebrating its 24th year. I’m currently slated to be on a Saturday panel titled Three Strikes, You’re Dead: Sports-Related...
May 15: Right-Brain/Left-Brain Write Brain

May 15: Right-Brain/Left-Brain Write Brain

Pikes Peak Writers holds Write Brain Sessions on the third Tuesday of most months, from 6:30-8:30pm. These are free mini-workshops on the craft of writing, business of writing, and the writer’s life. In May, I’ll be a speaker for a topic called...