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Larry Kollar
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Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Dawsonville, GA
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I SOOOO want this!

h/t +Gregory Lynn 
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+Katherine Hajer Thanks for the vote of confidence. Now to find that alcove…
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With Easter (and the preparations) behind us, and all my #AtoZchallenge blog posts written, I may now be able to emerge from the cave that I've spent the month in.

You know the cave I'm talking about. When you say I gotta get this done! it echoes back and forth for days....
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oh yes! I have lived there most of this month, in part I still do :)
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Everybody needs a little magic. Especially on Monday.

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Sorcery, harnessing the classical elements (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water) to produce a physical result, is one of several kinds of magic known on Termag. Others include enchantment (imbuing an object with magical power) and wi...
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Easter has been canceled this year.

We regret the inconvenience.
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I now right
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Who wouldn't want one of these in their back yard to keep the squirrels away?
[I had a different O entry written, but I think more people will like this one.] Oakendrake: see Deep Forest Tree Dragon. One of the Lesser Dragons, the Deep Forest Tree Dragon is known as the Oakendrake by most folk (and ind...
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Good way to put it.

h/t +Tessa Schlesinger 
 
No authority but yourself. Courtesy of affiliates at Occupy.
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Had a long talk along those lines with my husband this week. My theory that money has replaced religion, people look up to those with money and strive to be like them. That's what networks use to make people more angry about the earnings of teachers than about the earnings of senators :)
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It's Monday!

Grab life by the jugs and raid the pantry!
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Awake at 7:30, like always, even on weekends. Mason was already up and playing (semi-quietly) in the living room, though.
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I have to get up a 7am everyday of the week to give Mr. White his breakfast and insulin injection - I've forgotten what a sleep in feels like ^_^
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Camac's high-ranking version of FEMA worked so well, it was one of the few things that survived the collapse of empire. :-)


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Maintaining a far-flung empire without instant communication and rapid transport has always been a problem. Rulers, of necessity, have to delegate. Camac’s rule was no different: it was up to trusted governors in remote areas...
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Technical Writer
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  • ARRIS
    Senior Technical Writer, 1997 - present
  • Scientific-Atlanta
    Contractor Technical Writer, 1994 - 1997
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Dawsonville, GA
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Clarkston, GA - Kentwood, MI - Moline, MI - Allegan, MI
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Writer and middle-aged geek
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What I do isn't necessary what I am.

I've been doing technical writing since 1982. In that time, I got married, raised two kids, and am now raising a grandkid. The latter, family, is what defines me. If my career were my life, many things would be different.

I've always wanted to write stories, but too often found myself doing other things. At some point in the last few years, I got serious about it. In that time, I've written two novels, started a third, and wrote numerous short stories and flash fiction pieces. Many of them can be found on my blog, and I'm in the final few laps of publishing one of my novels, White Pickups.

I'm not all that concerned about "getting published" as eBook outlets now make it possible to bypass the entire query/agent/publisher gauntlet. Yes, doing it yourself is a lot of work — but honestly, the traditional route requires much the same amount (and kinds) of work but without any guarantee of seeing your work on the shelves, actual or virtual. That's not to say I would turn down a traditional book deal if one were offered, but I'm not going to go begging either. In either case, I don't expect to quit my dayjob. It's more important to me that people read and enjoy my stories than having some commercial success.
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Raising the World Cutest Grandkid
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  • Michigan Technological University
    B.A. Technical Communications, 1977 - 1982
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