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What is a whipper-in?
Actually, a whipper-in is a who. When hounds are hunted in a pack, the whipper-in is the huntsman's assistant, so called because he (or she) has the job of riding around the hounds to keep them from wandering off. He or she also has to track down any hounds...
Actually, a whipper-in is a who. When hounds are hunted in a pack, the whipper-in is the huntsman's assistant, so called because he (or she) has the job of riding around the hounds to keep them from wandering off. He or she a...
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Review: The Finisher by David Baldacci
The Finisher is yet another YA dystopia. I'm honestly
starting to get tired of them - can we have some positive YA science fiction
already? It's well written and appears to be fantasy - I stress
appears to be because the book is kind of strange and I'm not ...
It's well written and appears to be fantasy - I stress appears to be because the book is kind of strange and I'm not sure where it falls - with no help provided by the back cover or the imprint. The worldbuilding is solid so far. Vega Jane is a young woman growing up in the town of Wormwood ...
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How do you tell when a mare's in heat?
Mares are only receptive to the stallion when in heat - they are not only uninterested in sex the rest of the time but actively averse and likely to attack their potential mate. Because of this, it's important to be able to tell when they're in season. (Bei...
Mares are only receptive to the stallion when in heat - they are not only uninterested in sex the rest of the time but actively averse and likely to attack their potential mate. Because of this, it's important to be able to t...
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Remember...
...the sci-fi horror trope about "superice" that freezes at room temperature. It, uh, exists. Under enough pressure, water will form a special kind of ice with square rather than hexagonal crystals. The stuff might have medical applications, but I can't hel...
...the sci-fi horror trope about "superice" that freezes at room temperature. It, uh, exists. Under enough pressure, water will form a special kind of ice with square rather than hexagonal crystals. The stuff might have medical applications, but I can't help but think about a short story about a ...
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What is a goose rump?
A goose rump is when the back of the horse slopes dramatically downwards behind the hip. Horses have a joint between the lumbar spine and the sacral spine, the angle of which varies. A goose rump is mostly considered a fault, but some angulation of the lumb...
A goose rump is when the back of the horse slopes dramatically downwards behind the hip. Horses have a joint between the lumbar spine and the sacral spine, the angle of which varies. A goose rump is mostly considered a fault,...
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Forcefields? Really?
Boeing has apparently filed a patent for a real, working forcefield. Actually, they filed it two years ago and, of course, kept the details hidden. Apparently it relies on creating a "backwash" of sorts through rapid heating that dissipates the shockwave fr...
Boeing has apparently filed a patent for a real, working forcefield. Actually, they filed it two years ago and, of course, kept the details hidden. Apparently it relies on creating a "backwash" of sorts through rapid heating that dissipates the shockwave from the explosion.
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It certainly would enhance survivability, there's no doubt.

I'll be interested to see how this works out.
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The Domestication of Viruses
It's one of the big advances of our time. (And perhaps ironically, the most useful virus may turn out to be HIV). But another virus is now showing promise. Remember polio? Thank vaccination for the fact that most of us can't. (And thank anti-vaxxers if any ...
It's one of the big advances of our time. (And perhaps ironically, the most useful virus may turn out to be HIV). But another virus is now showing promise. Remember polio? Thank vaccination for the fact that most of us can't. (And thank anti-vaxxers if any of us see it again, but that's a side ...
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What is quidding?
Quidding is dropping partially chewed food. A horse that quids has some kind of dental problem which needs to be fixed. Some old horses may quid because of tooth loss - which requires a change in diet to compensate for their issues.
Quidding is dropping partially chewed food. A horse that quids has some kind of dental problem which needs to be fixed. Some old horses may quid because of tooth loss - which requires a change in diet to compensate for their ...
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Watch Those Contests
I entered a writing contest. I'm not going to name and shame, but it appears they may have published people's work without an actual contract or payment. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before entering a contest - in this case there were no form...
I entered a writing contest. I'm not going to name and shame, but it appears they may have published people's work without an actual contract or payment. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before entering a contest - in this case there were no formal terms and conditions, ...
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What is a teaser?
Breeding thousand pound animals can be challenging. One of the risks is that if the mare isn't ready, she might kick the stallion - causing injury to both of them and potentially delaying other breedings. Traditionally, thus, stud farms would use a teaser. ...
Breeding thousand pound animals can be challenging. One of the risks is that if the mare isn't ready, she might kick the stallion - causing injury to both of them and potentially delaying other breedings. Traditionally, thus,...
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A Year In Space
I'd just like to wish good luck to astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. These two men will be spending a full year on the ISS to assess the potential effects on human health of long duration space travel - such as a trip to Mars. (I'm a li...
I'd just like to wish good luck to astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. These two men will be spending a full year on the ISS to assess the potential effects on human health of long duration space travel - such as a trip to Mars. (I'm a little disappointed they chose two men ...
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What is a roman nose?
In horse terms, a roman nose is a head with a convex profile. It's most commonly seen in draft horses and is often considered a fault, or at least "common" in light horses (and a definite fault in Arabians and many pony breeds). An extreme Roman nose - this...
In horse terms, a roman nose is a head with a convex profile. It's most commonly seen in draft horses and is often considered a fault, or at least "common" in light horses (and a definite fault in Arabians and many pony breed...
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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.

My blocking policy:
Post low quality pornography - blocked.
Post child pornography - blocked and reported.
Make personal attacks against me - blocked.
Direct message me to sell a product unless it is through an opt-in circle - blocked.
Direct message me with material that is racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic or hateful in any way - blocked and possibly reported depending on how I'm feeling that day.
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Multiple short story credits. First novel fall 2013.
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