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If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. — Vincent Van Gogh, born on this date in 1853
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"The way forward isn't to teach girls to be more like boys—that's just the same old patriarchal shit of privileging masculinity over femininity. Instead, we should be teaching all kids that wearing skirts and loving pink and wanting cuddly baby dolls are totally cool and fine ways to be. There's nothing inherently bad about being femme; problems arise when we try to enforce femininity on people as a means of oppression.""

http://www.ravishly.com/2015/03/20/why-we-need-stop-devaluing-femininity
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"The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is currently accepting applications for their Individual Artist Fellowship, which provides grants to enable Minnesota artists to pursue activities that allow them to achieve their artistic goals. In addition to visual and performing artists, the fellowship is also open to poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers over the age of 18. Applicants will need to provide a resume, a letter of confirmation, work samples, and a proposed budget. Fellows will receive grants of $5,000."

Deadline: April 30, 2015 (via The Authors Guild)
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Thank you to Books, INQ (Frank Wilson) for posting the link to Charline Ratcliff's wonderful review of "The Winter Boy" in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
… Book Review: 'The Winter Boy,' A Cultural Fantasy by Sally Wiener Grotta - seattlepi.com.
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So many things are happening with my novel "The Winter Boy." If you're curious, here's a free PDF of the first 60 pages: http://tinyurl.com/m9opmpr
#sciencefiction   #fantasy  
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Wow! An art lover's treasure trove free for the asking.
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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"During the 19th century, it was widely believed that bad smells carried diseases. In the 1870s, the New York City Metropolitan Board of Health created the below 'stench map' to point out where malodorous industries—then called 'offensive trades'—were located in the city."

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/03/this-19th-century-stench-map-shows-how-smells-reshaped-new-york-city/388727/
Malodorous industries moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, shifting the industrial landscape.
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The recording artist (who has repeatedly demonstrated her business savvy) recently took the initiative to purchase the taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.adult top-level domains (TLDs) before porn spammers could. Apparently knowing they were trouble, trouble, trouble, she decided “You belong with me.”
It isn’t often that IT administrators might be inclined to take advice from Taylor Swift, but there’s a first time for everything.
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… Article— Philip Glass Half Full — Commentary Magazine. Revealingly, it was not a composer but an avant-garde playwright, Samuel Beckett, who served as his main source of inspiration. Like so many of his contemporaries, Gla...
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"The idea that the internet is a safe place for launching attacks on public figures continues to operate. The famed anonymity of the web can lull users into writing stuff that they would not dare to offline. But the problems of internet abuse go beyond getting kicks out of dissing a famous person. A culture of online humiliation can have devastating effects on anyone, and even regular people can feel forced to take extreme steps."
… from Vikram: Section 66A: How abuse and misuse flourish. The idea that the internet is a safe place for launching attacks on public figures continues to operate. The famed anonymity of the web can lull users into writing ...
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Enter to win my novel "The Winter Boy" #GoodreadsGiveaway  

"Reminiscent of Mary Doria Russell, Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. LeGuin, 'The Winter Boy' explores important political and social issues within a dynamic, character-driven otherworld. In "The Winter Boy," a cloistered society of widows has forged a centuries-long peace by using storytelling, reason and sexual intimacy to train young men destined to be leaders. But a new widow's first season with a "problem" boy erupts into conflict, anger and danger, when she uncovers a web of conspiracies that threaten his life and could destroy their entire society."
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I'm scheduling job interviews for a #virtualassistant  . Job description and information about how to get my attention at: http://www.grotta.net/blog.htm?post=960831
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Occupation
Author, Photographer, Speaker, Analyst
Employment
  • American Hands
    Photographer, present
  • Photography Master Classes
    present
  • Numerous books
    Author, present
  • Numerous major magazines & Websites
    Reviewer, Columnist, Analyst, present
  • DigitalBenchmarks
    President & Senior Analyst, present
  • Bunch of other publications, books, workshops, etc.
    Freelance Journalist
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Photographer, Author, Analyst
Introduction
Photography, writing (fiction and non-fiction), analyzing technology & its market, or giving presentations/lectures/workshops, it's all about telling a good story that will hopefully entertain, amuse and enlighten.
 
My current photography project is American Hands, for which I'm creating narrative portraits of artisans who are keeping the old trades alive (i.e. bookbinder, blacksmith, spinner, coopersmith, etc.)  I've been honored to receive several dozen grants in support of American Hands, and that more than  200,000 individuals have personally attended an American Hands exhibit. Exhibits, slideshow presentations and additional photo shoots are ongoing. Recently the New York Foundation for the Arts has adopted American Hands under its Artspire fiscal sponsorship program. You can also find American Hands on Facebook and YouTube.
 
I'm also a fiction writer and poet. My first novel Jo Joe was published by Pixel Hall Press in May 2013. The Winter Boy will be published in 2014..
 
Of course, I continue to write some reviews, white papers and other non-fiction. And our DigitalBenchmarks Labs continues to do testing and analyses of a variety of technologies related to photography, printing and epublishing. Among the various publications to which I contribute tech and camera/imaging articles, the newest is the online Tom's Guide.
 
I also enjoy teaching classes in photography, image editing, color management and fine art digital printing. Occasionally, I give Master Classes (limited to 4-6 students) in my studio.
Bragging rights
I've traveled on assignment to all 7 continents (including three trips to Antarctica), plus numerous exotic islands (such as Papua New Guinea and Madagascar). As I did when I was a child, I always have a suitcase ready to go on the next trip, but my favorite destination is Home.
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Female