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Shannon Turlington
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Apparently this was the only part of the Oscars worth watching.
In the most rousing moment of the entire night so far, Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island graced the stage at the Oscars to perform "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie. There were...
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That was pretty darn awesome!
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NYTimes: The Tyranny of the Forced Smile
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Though many employers expect workers to profess true love for their jobs, being thrilled about one’s occupation isn’t a universal standard.
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NYTimes: Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel
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The new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” focuses on the character of Scout as an adult, and was written in the 1950s. It will be published in July.
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Welcome to February. Lovely Google doodle today. Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday #GoogleDoodle
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Recommended Reading: Station Eleven

This month, I’m highly recommending the  post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven does something that I hadn’t thought was possible: it offers something new and exciting in the post-apocalyptic genre. I have read a…
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Sounds good! I added it to my wishlist so I can remember it exists.
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Cooking Through the USA: New York

The second state our family visited on our 2015 cooking challenge was New York. We certainly had a lot of choices for signature dishes to make, but of course we settled on New York-style thin-crust pizza. The recipe came from Cooks’ Illustrated, so you…
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I love this article, but I think the number in the title should be changed to 40. Or possibly 20.
Google 'what not to wear after age 50' and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old ass body....
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Plus a million, +Shannon Turlington!
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Kind of fun to see the recurring problems.
A professional scriptreader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he...
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Cooking Through the USA: Texas

The third stop in our family Around the USA cooking challenge was Texas, which I timed for Super Bowl Sunday so I could make some party food. I chose to make Fajitas Nachos as a Tex-Mex dish. I ended up basically making up the recipe by assembling parts…
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Maybe we shouldn't do that doggy DNA test after all?
with Funny Or Die
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A good resource for writers...

I recommend that all writers, whether you intend to self-publish or publish traditionally, read the excellent and short reviews of self-published books that Dave Higgins posts at Immerse or Die. Higgins maintains that the most important quality of fiction…
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Whittling down Mount TBR...

I’m finding myself getting very picky about what books make it on the To Be Read (TBR) pile. By the TBR, I mean that pile of books that I’m really, truly, gosh-darn-it gonna read in the very near future. Ideally, I want the number of books on the TBR to…
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Freelance writer, editor and information specialist
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I have significant experience in developing and implementing Internet technologies, information systems and opensource software. My strengths are: writing and editing, especially technical writing, documentation and presenting information in a understandable way; planning, organizing and managing complex projects; and system analysis. My passions are using technology in innovative ways and finding creative solutions to problems, particularly in nonprofit and development work.
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Writer, reader, geek, cynical idealist.
Introduction

Doing a little freelance writing and a lot of reading. Follow me for lots of writerly and book-related links.

Bragging rights
I have published 18 books, including 2 on voodoo and 1 on monsters.
Education
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • NC School of Science and Mathematics