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Richard Crawford
Works at UC Davis Extension Online Education
Attended UC Davis
Lives in Sacramento, California
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This past weekend I participated in an online intensive short story workshop taught by Mary Robinette Kowal, who’s written some of my favorite stories (including “Lady Astronaut of Mars“, which is a beautiful story and you really ought to read if you…
This past weekend I participated in an online intensive short story workshop taught by Mary Robinette Kowal, who's written some of my favorite stories (including "Lady Astronaut of Mars", which is ...
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Some of my earliest memories are of going to church at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Cupertino, California. It was a small church, as I recall, and I was a typical kid in a typical church: active, nerdy, investigatory. My mom let me bring toys, of…
Some of my earliest memories are of going to church at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Cupertino, California. It was a small church, as I recall, and I was a typical kid in a typical church: active,...
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There are number of things I can’t really conceive of, and this, of course, presents a problem in my writing. The earliest piece of advice that most writers get is “Write what you know”, which is actually pretty silly. Most writers, especially writers of…
There are number of things I can't really conceive of, and this, of course, presents a problem in my writing. The earliest piece of advice that most writers get is "Write what you know", which is a...
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So, every year there is the Northern California Pirate Festival over in Vallejo. I’ve never been, but I hear it’s good fun. You know, the usual: pillaging, looting, setting fire to things, general villainy, and good music. Actually, the main thing I hear…
So, every year there is the Northern California Pirate Festival over in Vallejo. I've never been, but I hear it's good fun. You know, the usual: pillaging, looting, setting fire to things, general ...
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I got nothin’ for you tonight just because I’m tired, I have a headache, and am beset by kobolds. So here’s a picture of Rufus, one of the kittens we’re fostering. Notice he has eyes. This picture is a couple of days old, so those eyes are wider now, and…
I got nothin' for you tonight just because I'm tired, I have a headache, and am beset by kobolds. So here's a picture of Rufus, one of the kittens we're fostering. Notice he has eyes. This picture ...
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Our friends L and G seem to have the ability to attract stray and feral cats in the neighborhood. This is through no fault of their own; they just happen to have huge neon “SUCKER” signs attached to their heads So while L and G went off to visit family…
Our friends L and G seem to have the ability to attract stray and feral cats in the neighborhood. This is through no fault of their own; they just happen to have huge neon "SUCKER" signs attached t...
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VICTORY! Sort of. So I went and wrote twenty-six blog entries, including this one, one for each letter of the alphabet. I did it out of order, and got scolded for that, but who says the alphabet has to be in alphabetical order? In library school I learned…
VICTORY! Sort of. So I went and wrote twenty-six blog entries, including this one, one for each letter of the alphabet. I did it out of order, and got scolded for that, but who says the alphabet ha...
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A brief entry for you tonight. Then two entries tomorrow. Then the [A-Z] blogging challenge will be over. At any rate, have you ever had a hangnail? The kind that turns your finger an ugly red color when you accidentally snag it on something, or slip when…
A brief entry for you tonight. Then two entries tomorrow. Then the [A-Z] blogging challenge will be over. At any rate, have you ever had a hangnail? The kind that turns your finger an ugly red colo...
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Okay, I know these aren’t Jalapeño peppers.  They’re Thai peppers, which are worse. And this story is about Thai food and Thai peppers and pain. For a few months I lived in a co-housing community in the eastern part of Davis, CA. This consisted of seven…
Okay, I know these aren't Jalapeño peppers.  They're Thai peppers, which are worse. And this story is about Thai food and Thai peppers and pain. For a few months I lived in a co-housing community i...
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I’m behind on the A-Z blogging challenge. Woefully so. Partially because I’ve been busy; sometimes I write my blog posts during my breaks at work, but lately work has been so busy that I haven’t been able to take breaks. And my evenings have been busy as…
I'm behind on the A-Z blogging challenge. Woefully so. Partially because I've been busy; sometimes I write my blog posts during my breaks at work, but lately work has been so busy that I haven't be...
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When I first started college at UC Davis, my plan was actually not to study Philosophy or English or any of the liberal arts at all. I’d done so well in my science classes in high school (particularly AP Biology) that I originally planned on going into…
When I first started college at UC Davis, my plan was actually not to study Philosophy or English or any of the liberal arts at all. I'd done so well in my science classes in high school (particula...
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Just yesterday I wound up listening to the soundtrack for the Rocky Horror Picture Show at work. It was pretty awesome. Although it’s been a good twenty years since I last saw that film, I still know most of the songs by heart, and can still recite the…
Just yesterday I wound up listening to the soundtrack for the Rocky Horror Picture Show at work. It was pretty awesome. Although it's been a good twenty years since I last saw that film, I still kn...
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Code monkey by day, word monkey by night
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Sacramento, California
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Davis, California - Campbell, California
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Code monkey by day, word monkey by night
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Writer, PHP programmer, cat lover, #episcopal, happily married nerd. Sea Monkey. NaNoWriMo ML. &c.
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  • St. Lawrence Academy
  • San Jose State
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