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Peter Dudley
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We don't even know if he's straight yet
"We don't even know if he's straight yet." This is what a friend whispered to me the day my first child was born, back in 1996. Our baby Ethan wasn't even 24 hours old, and his doting grandma had just suggested that he might grow up to marry a friend's newb...

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Anti-intellectualism cracks its knuckles and steps out of the shadows
Recently, a local online news source reported that California colleges affirmed their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Along with this, the local JC offered a 2 1/2 hour session this Monday as a "safe space" for students, faculty, staff, and others to...

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Yes, I realize you are not Archie Bunker. You're still racist.
People who voted for Trump are screaming "I'm not a racist" all over the Internet. Liberal whites are saying, "Trump voters aren't racist, but Trump says racist things." I'm saying that yes, you are racist, Trump voter. Our popular understanding of racism i...

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Build a bridge, or build a wall? Public works projects in the age of regression
On the second dawn of the Age of Regression, I am still struggling with a friend's suggestion that now is the time for me to "build bridges to the people who voted for Trump." They feel forgotten. Left behind. Unheard. Their election of Trump was not, he sa...

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We all had a bunny named Cutie at one point
This is not a blog post about how heinous and atrocious the bigoted, fearful, anti-humanist religious right is in America. There's enough said about that, and their moral wrongness is self evident. Today I read that the EU has condemned HB 2 for violating a...

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Five truths about online charity auctions in the workplace
Recently my second blog post on CSR Wire hit the internet. It's a sum-up of a few things I've learned about running an online auction for charitable purposes. I hate online auctions. They generate more risk than money, take a ton of time and effort to build...

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Six things I learned from five NaNoWriMo wins and one loss
I've published a number of books , none of which was written during NaNoWriMo . I have "won" NaNo five times, most recently this past November. That means that five different times, I wrote 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. None of those has been publishe...

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NaNoWriMo 2015: win number five
2005 2006 2007 2012 2015 Wrote over 53,000 words in November on a new story that I hope to finish in December. While the book will clearly need revision (a lot of the writing is loose), the story itself is pretty well set. I think it may end up being the fi...

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2006 revisited on the eve of going to college
On Wednesday, our firstborn goes to college for the first time. Huge moment in any parent's life, right? Tonight, our neighbor who is also off to his first year of college came over to catch up for a few minutes. The boys grew up together, with cowboy Star ...

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My entire YA sci-fi post apocalyptic trilogy is free on Kindle July 23-25
Pretty straightforward post today. Semper , Forsada , and Freda are all free to download from the Amazon Kindle store July 23-25. My hope is that you will tell a bunch of friends! download them read them! rate them on Goodreads and/or Amazon I also deeply, ...
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