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Kimberly Chapman
Works at Finding Gaia
Attended Carleton University in Ottawa
Lives in Cambridge UK
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Due to excessive trolling/spam, all of my posts are now set to allow comments from Extended Circles only.  If problems continue, I may change this to Your Circles only.

I apologize for this inconvenience to innocent people.  If I could set restrictions by post I would, but G+ doesn't allow that at this time.

eta, I am also not participating in Collections at this time.  If this makes you not want to follow me, I am entirely happy to not meet you.  See https://plus.google.com/+KimberlyChapman/posts/EctsUS1S8vD for an explanation if you need it.
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Sorry to hear that, but understand.

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Fellow indie writers...

Are you finding the constant barrage of "Pay us $X per month and we'll promote your book to our vast readership!!!" emails, DMs, Tweets, etc. to be...
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Heh, I've considered a Patreon, but it's even harder for me to ask friends for money than it is to ask them to buy the book.

Once we've settled out our US affairs and made the UK thing permanent, I plan to do a Kickstarter for a paper edition of Finding Gaia and part of that will include a marketing budget.

I also need Robin to start reliably sleeping through the night.

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Goodnight G+.  I'll most likely kill en-tights thrill krill Krull moon spoon avenge shoot you first storm the castle feed you cut me own throat shave pour out your rum walk without rhythm take giant, arrhythmic steps while walking on the moon of Arrakis squee for your beautiful love come up with a 10th plan assume the person who made the sex toy flag CNN mistook for ISIS will still be having the time of their life shout "WOLVERINES!!" throw you if you wreck my pottery be a good Canadian gal just want to have fun with the girls HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD pity Skeletor's inability to drink with a straw get that guy's leg for this little fella flash you see if the rolling helps terminate you with extreme cuteness fall with style take the clothing spin cycle to a whole new level parw uoy ni citsalp check your ID celebrate my unexpected and warm-fuzzy trophy return you to the pain simply take my children to a wildlife centre recover from OMG BUNNEHS DUCKEHS MEERKATS OTTERS RED PANDAS ALL THE FUZZIES AND A BALL PIT meet you again on some sunny day find a Quark charm instead of a charm quark repeat myself to my children until I'm blue in the face be woken too early go to plaid giggle at a core dump poke all the things simultaneously cackle and cringe at this post a picture that would make Monk drop dead make sure whoever wrote this episode dies empty my bra of all of the things I had to stash in there to keep them out of toddler hands NO COOKER AND NO DISHWASHER MAKE KIMBERLY SOMETHING SOMETHING touch you for the very first time chew bubblegum and kick ass in the morning.

#nerdysignoffs   #rowdyroddypiper  

It was tough to decide which scene to post...the one I'm quoting courtesy of +Capin Chip who posted it as a memorium earlier (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=31&v=Wp_K8prLfso), the fight scene, or the one below.  Going with the one below because my teenage self flipped out at what the money said.

RIP Roddy Piper.
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Peo's not alone as she often thinks she is, and as the world tries to make her feel as a girl in STEM.
 
Keep your eyes on this girl. She's going places!

"Banks says she started 'getting into tech a long time ago' by firing up a blog when she was six years old (her mother helped her with the typing part). She taught herself to code websites when she was nine by taking a course on W3schools and reading a book her dad gave her. Banks' dad is an IT consultant.

"She gave her first keynote about her life as a kid coder in 2013, at the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE, conference. Banks was talked into it by her dad, who helps organize the conference."
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FWIW, after seeing this speech I once again went looking for some girl-positive/inclusive coding clubs around Cambridge.

And once again I found several initiatives aimed at getting girls/women into STEM.  For 14 and over or for university age.

It's still super easy to find boy-geared computer clubs/camps (or if they're not specifically boy-geared, they're at least filled with boys who will actually physically push girls out of the way and male staff do not stop it, this is a REAL THING I have observed and Peo has suffered and witnessed happening to other girls), but all of the targeting to get girls/women involved happens TOO FUCKING LATE.

I mean it's great that there are programs for older girls/women too, but Peo and her friends want to do this stuff NOW and they're all 8-10.  Nothing for them that I can find.  I think some specific schools might do it but you have to go to that school, obviously.

Even back in Austin, +Girlstart had this problem.  They had so many camps and activities, 90% of which were age restricted much older than Peo even though she was precisely at the right academic level.

We still have a problem with STEM education that boys who are interested have tons of stuff geared to them, and girls who are interested have to push their way in.  Shy girls, physically small girls, and girls who have internalized a need to be "polite" basically are giving up before the programs kick in.  By the time they're 14, they're onto something else.

The pipe leaks in childhood.

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Good.

Here's a thought...if you don't want to fully participate in a business that involves state licensing, try not going into a business that requires state licensing.

And in general, if you hate certain groups of people and don't want to serve them, don't open a business at all.  Because guess what, special snowflake?  You don't get to dictate what the rest of the public does.  Nobody gets to force you to take contraceptives, and you don't get to tell other people they can't.  That's what makes it fair.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407343/-Appeals-court-rules-pharmacists-can-t-deny-medicine-because-of-religious-beliefs?detail=email
No, I'm not a doctor, but I do believe in a very old book It has been a few years of disappointing ...
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+Keith Griffin Mormons don't have any problems with Codeine.
Tea and coffee, yes - but Codeine, or any other prescription drugs, nope.


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In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy of some in the 'pro-life' movement: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you ...
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+Capin Chip He probably would have been supportive of state programs to take care of orphan kids, too.

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Hah, yes, pay her bills TuberTrolls!
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Nice!  I love this! :D

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Goodnight G+.  I'll most likely kill en-tights thrill krill Krull moon spoon avenge shoot you first storm the castle feed you cut me own throat shave pour out your rum walk without rhythm take giant, arrhythmic steps while walking on the moon of Arrakis squee for your beautiful love come up with a 10th plan assume the person who made the sex toy flag CNN mistook for ISIS will still be having the time of their life shout "WOLVERINES!!" throw you if you wreck my pottery be a good Canadian gal just want to have fun with the girls HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD pity Skeletor's inability to drink with a straw get that guy's leg for this little fella flash you see if the rolling helps terminate you with extreme cuteness fall with style take the clothing spin cycle to a whole new level parw uoy ni citsalp check your ID celebrate my unexpected and warm-fuzzy trophy return you to the pain simply take my children to a wildlife centre recover from OMG BUNNEHS DUCKEHS MEERKATS OTTERS RED PANDAS ALL THE FUZZIES AND A BALL PIT meet you again on some sunny day find a Quark charm instead of a charm quark repeat myself to my children until I'm blue in the face be woken too early go to plaid giggle at a core dump poke all the things simultaneously cackle and cringe at this post a picture that would make Monk drop dead make sure whoever wrote this episode dies empty my bra of all of the things I had to stash in there to keep them out of toddler hands NO COOKER AND NO DISHWASHER MAKE KIMBERLY SOMETHING SOMETHING touch you for the very first time chew bubblegum and kick ass hear your heart beat for the very last time in the morning.

#nerdysignoffs  
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I'm just an intern,
I still make a mistake or two...

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This is very cool and probably the kind of thing many of my friends would want to get the parents/grandparents they know as gifts: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/32078608/your-childs-drawing-on-keychain-get
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cute!

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Peo loves this.  Actually Robin loves it too but that's because Mummy and Daddy chirp, "PI!" when it gets to Pi.
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+Andy Dillon Yes, but each tick mark marks off 2 radii. 

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Hahahahahaha.

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!

Robin can say Peo's name now, and she says it like an order.
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+Cod Codliness yabbut they're pricier and I'm not convinced they'll stand up to the actual popping the way a good strong brown lunch bag will.

Amazon also has short little brown bags, but those won't work either.

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Wait...WHAT?!?  This is INSANE.  O.o

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North Tyneside magistrate George Lyons said "justice is only going to be for those who can afford it" after Criminal Courts Charge introduced
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I know that.  It's still better for us than the US by far.
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  • Carleton University in Ottawa
    Journalism and Anthropology, 1991 - 1995
  • O'Neill Collegiate in Oshawa
    1987 - 1991
  • Leslie McFarlane Junior High
  • King Street Public School (later R.A.Sennett)
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Official Sucromancer of the Realm
Introduction
Learn more about me at:
My Food/Cake Decorating Blog

NOW AVAILABLE: My second novel "Finding Gaia" is available DRM-free for only $4.99 at several stores including Smashwords and Amazon.  See http://findinggaia.com for more.  Prefer print?  Put your name on the page here to get me to run a Kickstarter for a print version.

Want to learn how to use basic ingredients to create flexible, edible stained glass?  Check that out here.


Married to Corran Webster.

I am the Queen of Gummy.


I'm very liberal.  I am a feminist.  I'm an atheist.  I'm a skeptic.  I am pro-gay-rights and pro-choice.  If these things bother you, don't follow me, because I'm going to be posting about them frequently.  

I'm no prude but I often read with my child nearby, so if you post graphic pornographic, violent, cruel, hateful, or other sick-minded content to your public stream, I won't add you.

I used to have more detail here but it was clearly too long for most people to read, so let's sum it up: this is my space where I get to say what I like.  I do not care if you don't like it.  Go post your thing in your space.  Trolls/creepers/predators and other assorted jerks will get blocked, sometimes even if I just see them in other threads.  It's like my sixth sense: I block stupid people.
Bragging rights
Multiple winner in competitive cake decorating, including First Place in Show Cakes, First Place in Intermediate Novelty Tiered, Best of Division, and the first Innovator Award recipient at the Austin cake show, the largest show in the US. Featured multiple times on Cake Wrecks' Sunday Sweets. Mike McCarey and Nick Lodge both know who I am, and Mike says, "You are truly the greatest cake geek I've ever met." He has since also called me a "cake ninja" and his "favorite innovator". I made a cake for Weird Al and he tweeted it. Published author, now gone indie. My knitting has appeared multiple times in national and international press, plus on the PBS children's show "The Biscuit Brothers". Once gave a beaded rose to Bonnie Raitt at a private post-concert party benefiting an environmental group for which I volunteered. Fraser Cain says I'm one of the "founding members" of his awesome science circle. Yonatan Zunger has described my baking/future-telling feats as Sucromancy and dubbed me Official Sucromancer of the Realm. I therefore deem myself an epic level Sucromancer alongside my new evil overlord catch phrase of, "Have a cookie, dear." Also named official future biographer of A.V. Flox and all of her exploits. "Compatibly insane" with Yonatan Zunger and his Infinite Dinner Party.
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mother, author, crafter, activist (left, eco, civil rights, marriage rights, social justice, skeptic, family)
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  • Finding Gaia
    author, 2012 - present
  • The Biscuit Brothers
    PR, knitter, volunteer, 2010 - present
  • Capital Confectioners
    PR, blog, volunteer, 2008 - present
  • Writer, Crafter, Mum, Activist (left, eco, skeptic, family)
    mother, author, crafter, activist, wonk, 1972 - present
  • Network World Canada
    1997 - 2000
  • Citizen Alert (environmental group in NV)
    2001 - 2003
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Cambridge UK
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Austin, TX USA - Whitby, ON Canada - Ottawa, ON Canada - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Pickering, ON Canada - Scarborough, ON Canada - Oshawa, ON Canada