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If you want freelance writing work done, go to my website. I do SEO writing, ghost blogging, proof reading and script work. My best subjects are pets and animals, including horses, writing advice, fitness and travel. I will also rewrite your own material and improve the written content on your website. Copy editing and proofreading services are also available. Rates are on my G+ page (Jennifer R. Povey Writer)

If you want to read cool fiction, go to my website. Some of it is even free.

In politics, I consider myself an independent. I am in favor of marriage equality, feel government should stay out of our bedrooms and our doctor's offices, and believe welfare should be a safety net not a fish handout. I do not identify as either a liberal or conservative.

I am British by birth and American by choice.

I ride horses. I occasionally hug trees. I think science is cool and technology can solve our problems.

I read voraciously, but mostly science fiction and fantasy. I role play, but I do not roll play.

I believe in humanity and I believe in the divine. However, I am *not* a Christian. I am a Druid and Asetru, so my theological arguments may seem odd to some of you. I believe in moving forward as a civilization to a new equilibrium with the world and the universe, not backwards to the 'good old days'.

I dislike racism, sexism and homophobia, but I value differing opinions. I dislike arguments but love debates. I place a high value on respectful disagreement but will cheerfully block trolls and assholes. I have strong opinions and I voice them freely.

Note: I post GLBT oriented material regularly (but I do not post pornographic material). Some of the links I post may be to horror fiction, in some cases fairly extreme. Not everything I post would be considered suitable by all parents. You have been warned.

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Multiple short story credits. First novel fall 2013.
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So, why do humans sometimes win "Man Vs. Horse" races?
Horses can run at 30mph - so a human racing a horse might seem like a no brainer. The horse is going to win. Except, that's not how it works out once you extend the distance. In the 25 mile Man Against Horse Race in Prescott, Arizona in 2016 the times for t...
Horses can run at 30mph - so a human racing a horse might seem like a no brainer. The horse is going to win. Except, that's not how it works out once you extend the distance. In the 25 mile Man Against Horse Race in Prescott,...
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Maybe.

Horses were first domesticated by nomads - by people who travel. You can easily travel with a horse, and the horse can move your house easier than you can. Farmers, on the other hand, initially used cattle as beasts of burden. In fact, the most common work beast for agriculture is still the water buffalo. In the west, the invention of the horse collar allowed us to switch to using horses, which have the advantage of not having to stop after a few hours to chew cud. In the east - horses, as it happens, do NOT do well walking through water up to their knees for hours. Water buffalo, being designed for that, do.

But the initial purpose of the horse was moving with nomads - so there could be something in that.
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Farewell, Gene Cernan
The last man to walk on the moon - so far - died this week at the age of 82. The era of Apollo is fading out, marked most noticeably by John Glenn's passing last year. Is it time to go back to the moon? I'd argue - yes. The moon is far more interesting than...
The last man to walk on the moon - so far - died this week at the age of 82. The era of Apollo is fading out, marked most noticeably by John...
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NASA TV Show In The Works
CBS has ordered the pilot for a show called "Mission Control," a drama set at...yes, Houston. The pilot episode was written by Andy Weir. This is not connected to a different canceled show called "Mission Control" - this one is apparently not a comedy, alth...
CBS has ordered the pilot for a show called "Mission Control," a drama set at...yes, Houston. The pilot episode was written by Andy Weir. Th...
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Does it hurt a horse to grab its mane?
Not really - if you have long hair grab a HUGE chunk of your hair and pull and you'll note it might be a bit uncomfortable, but not painful. Pulling small amounts of mane will hurt them a little, but as long as you get a good chunk it's fine. It is not  how...
Not really - if you have long hair grab a HUGE chunk of your hair and pull and you'll note it might be a bit uncomfortable, but not painful. Pulling small amounts of mane will hurt them a little, but as long as you get a good...
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SpaceX Back In The Game
The return to flight of the Falcon went textbook, with a perfect launch, correct insertion of the payload (two mobile relay satellites) and correct landing of the first stage. I'm wondering what else the engineers tweaked while waiting to find out what the ...
The return to flight of the Falcon went textbook, with a perfect launch, correct insertion of the payload (two mobile relay satellites) and ...
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Are horses afraid of water?
Actually, yes. Horses will be highly reluctant to enter water which has overhanging branches or if they can't see the bottom. I've had more than one argument with a horse that was terrified to cross a stream because the water was "up" a little and muddy. Th...
Actually, yes. Horses will be highly reluctant to enter water which has overhanging branches or if they can't see the bottom. I've had more than one argument with a horse that was terrified to cross a stream because the water...
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DC, What Are You Thinking?
No offense to The Rock, but who at DC is thinking a standalone Black Adam movie starring him is a good idea? I mean, yes, Suicide Squad probably made them think villain-focused movies will sell, but really? Black Adam? Meh.
No offense to The Rock, but who at DC is thinking a standalone Black Adam movie starring him is a good idea? I mean, yes, Suicide Squad pr...
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I'm pretty sure DC is in pure panic mode, trying to get something to succeed the way MCU succeeds.
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What is a flexion test?
A flexion test is something we do to check for joint injuries. It's normally done with the hocks, and it is done by lifting the leg and holding it with the joint in a bent position, then seeing how the horse moves afterwards. Flexion tests increase discomfo...
A flexion test is something we do to check for joint injuries. It's normally done with the hocks, and it is done by lifting the leg and holding it with the joint in a bent position, then seeing how the horse moves afterwards...
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Is a horse really scared if the whites of their eyes are visible?
Depends on the horse. With most horses, if the white of the eye is visible, the animal is extremely upset. However, with some horse coloration the white sclera is always visible - Appaloosas are known for this. The signal is if there is more white visible i...
Depends on the horse. With most horses, if the white of the eye is visible, the animal is extremely upset. However, with some horse coloration the white sclera is always visible - Appaloosas are known for this. The signal is ...
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Oops...
So, an Australian aquarium decided they already had enough zebra sharks and separated their female from her mate. Four years later she decided that was long enough without babies...and made her own. Without stored sperm. Parthenogenesis had not previously b...
So, an Australian aquarium decided they already had enough zebra sharks and separated their female from her mate. Four years later she dec...
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Do horses get travel/motion sick?
Horses do not vomit, but do they experience motion sickness? Travel sickness in horses actually means something different - a respiratory condition also called shipping fever. Some vets argue that we have no way of telling if a horse is motion sick. However...
Horses do not vomit, but do they experience motion sickness? Travel sickness in horses actually means something different - a respiratory condition also called shipping fever. Some vets argue that we have no way of telling if...
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Tabby's Star Mystery Solved?
The latest theory for the peculiar dimming of Tabby's Star is quite plausible - but sadly doesn't involve aliens. The brightness changes might indicate that a large planet fell into the star recently - probably a gas giant and its associated moons. Which is...
The latest theory for the peculiar dimming of Tabby's Star is quite plausible - but sadly doesn't involve aliens. The brightness changes m...
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