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+Nomi Burstein  and I are delighted to announce the return of our column The Brookline Parent! From 2010-2013, many people enjoyed reading about our adventures with Muffin and Squeaker on the Brookline Patch website. It's over a year later, but with the help of Lead Editor +Grahame Turner we have relaunched the column on its own blog. Today's column, "The Return of, Well, Us," explains a bit more. And has two cute pictures as well.

We'd like to thank everyone who kept asking us if we would ever get back to writing regularly about parenting. If just a handful of you read the blog, it'll help with the girls' day school tuition next year. 

Click the link below, and enjoy.

http://thebrooklineparent.com/2014/04/11/the-return-of-well-us/
What we hope will be a welcome return We’re back! Well, to be fair, we never really left. I mean, I’m still here, Nomi is still here, and our twin daughters Muffin and Squeaker are also still here ...
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Out of curiosity, I compared Oz and Wonderland on Google's Ngram Viewer.
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Presumably the pre-book occurrences of "Oz"are abbreviations for ounce, mostly. [There is an urban legend that Oz is a metaphor about the gold standard, with the "yellow brick road" and "Oz" being the obvious, and the Scarecrow=agriculture, not as dumb as it thinks it is; TinMan=industry, not as heartless as it thinks it is;  Lion=leaders, not as craven as they think they are.]
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Free Fiction Week at the Apex Publications blog concludes today with my Hugo-nominated story "Paying It Forward." The story came in second to a Neil Gaiman story at Noreascon 4, so it must be good... 

I'd also like to thank +Jason Sizemore, the publisher of Apex Publications, for going ahead with Free Fiction Week and featuring three of my stories. And I'll remind everyone that these three stories, plus a bunch more, are available in my collection "I Remember the Future," available as a hardcover, a trade paperback, and an inexpensive ebook from Apex.
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Apex Publications continues the week of publishing free fiction on their blog!
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A week of free fiction at the Apex Blog! Including three of my stories.
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Alas, I will staying home with a sick Squeaker today. But Nomi should be making it to Boskone today with Muffin in tow.
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Free fiction week continues on the Apex Publications blog today with my Hugo- and Nebula-nominated story "Kaddish for the Last Survivor."
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My short story "I Remember the Future" posted on the Apex Blog today - for free! 
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Michael A. Burstein, winner of the 1997 Campbell Award for Best New Writer, has earned ten Hugo nominations and four Nebula nominations for his short fiction, collected in I Remember the Future. Burstein lives with his wife Nomi and their twin daughters in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, where he is an elected Town Meeting Member and Library Trustee. When not writing, he edits middle and high school Science textbooks. He has two degrees in Physics and attended the Clarion Workshop. More information on Burstein and his work can be found on his webpage, http://www.mabfan.com.
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The Utility of Free Fiction | Apex Publications
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As all of you who read the Apex Publications Blog know, last week Apex did me the very big favor of posting three of my stories on this blog

Free Fiction from Apex: Kaddish for the Last Survivor by Michael A. Burs...
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“The deniers' window of opportunity will be enhanced in years to come. The public, particularly the uneducated public, will be increasingly

Free Fiction From Apex: A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar | Apex Publications
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DEAR PAIGE,. I'm heading out of the flat tonight, for once, since Anna invited me out to a cabaret thing. Funny how it happened — for weeks

Free Fiction from Apex: I Remember the Future by Michael A. Burstein | A...
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I remember the future. The future was glorious once. It was filled with sleek silver spaceships, lunar colonies, and galactic empires. The h

A Week of Free Fiction | Apex Publications
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We're going to publish a short story on the Apex blog every day this week, Monday through Friday. I already told you that we'd be posting th

So Much More Than Bagels
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“Parenting Through a Jewish Lens.” Rather self-explanatory course name, one would think at first. A course on parenting, that is, raising yo

Cameras, Cameras Everywhere | Apex Publications
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Societies where cameras are constantly watching us has been a common theme for a long time. Now we live in a society where that's becoming r

Ray Bradbury and Me
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by Michael A. Burstein I hadn’t planned on writing a tribute to Ray Bradbury. When word came out on the morning of Wednesday, June 6, that B

Promoting science: where is the next Asimov, Sagan and Gardner?
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With the 2012 Presidential campaigns moving into high gear, we find that science is once again under attack. There are a few voices out ther

FAQ: How can you be a science fiction writer/fan if you don't like sci-f...
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I get asked quite frequently what I thought of the latest blockbuster sci-fi movie. "Do you have your ticket for Prometheus?" or "What did y

CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #2 - Comic Book Resources
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CBR Annotated Edition: Action Comics #2 - CBR contributor Alan Kistler explores the second issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' Action

CBR Annotated Edition: "Action Comics" #1 - Comic Book Resources
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CBR Annotated Edition: Action Comics #1 - CBR contributor Alan Kistler delves deep into Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' Action Comics #1, r

The Insistence of Memory
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The anguish of missing special moments

Time Travel? There’s an App for That
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by Michael A. Burstein With today being February 29, 2012, or Leap Day 2012, it’s a great day for me to once again discuss my love of tim

SF Signal: [GUEST POST] Michael A. Burstein on How to Save Eureka
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Home About Us Contact Submissions Books Received Community. Stay Connected: Subscribe to our feed Subscribe with FeedBurner Podcast feeds Su

11 writers I always read
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Everyone has a different method for choosing what they will read. Often times there are multiple criteria. For me, one of my criteria is a l

Anything Goes: On DC's Relaunch
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On DC's Relaunch. A number of people have asked me recently what I think of DC Comics' plan to relaunch their entire line of comics

Strange Ink: Today is not that day
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Today is not that day. Last night at WorldCon, the winners of the Hugo and Campbell awards were announced. Congratulations to all the winner

Declarations of Independence
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Surviving the emergence of determination and self-confidence

Manhunter, Volume 5
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First off we'd like to announce the winner of our giveaway of a copy of volumes 1-5 of the Marc Andreyko run of Manhunter, as described in o