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2019-02-21: Coffee of the day from Street Bean.

2019-02-21: Liked: Business Musings: Ghostwriting, Plagiarism, and The Latest Scandal The smartest thing is to …

2019-02-21: Update: What Can Authors and Readers Learn from #CopyPasteCris? Recent reports indicate that …

2019-02-20: Big thanks to everyone who sent me Japan travel suggestions recently! I’m still going through …

2019-02-19: One Weird Tip for Losing Belly Fat You’ve probably seen those terrible ads for “one weird tip for losing belly fat” on the internet. …

2019-02-19: Having a cuppa in Amazonland. When we moved downtown 10 years ago, Amazon HQ was in a different part …

2019-02-19: Don’t Mess with Romance Writers Today in publishing: Romance writer Cris Serruya is being called out by her peers on Twitter for …

2019-02-18: I’m trying out Libro.fm which is kind of like Audible except that you get DRM-free files and …

2019-02-18: Thoughts on the Midlife Transition In his book Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes psychologist William Bridges has this …

2019-02-17: From Hand Wash Cold by Karen Maezen Miller: It’s not so easy to be done with your own sob …

2019-02-17: Hmm: Facebook’s security team tracks posts, location for ‘BOLO’ threat list The …

2019-02-16: Getting ready for Japan! These Lonely Planet phrasebooks are my favorite travel resource.

2019-02-15: Liked: The Busy Trap Or listen to the excellent audio version “Lazy: A Manifesto” here …

2019-02-14: Me: We don’t really do Valentines Day, right? P: Right. Me: So you don’t mind if I go to an author …

2019-02-13: Happy Galentines day! (Rock of Ages at the 5th Avenue Theater with Synthiea 🌺)

2019-02-13: So there’s a new writers’ convention called MURDERCON and you learn how to analyze footprints, …

2019-02-13: Eight Twitter Tips For those of you who enjoy Twitter, here are eight quick tips to make the experience better. Got …

2019-02-13: Hope you have a lovely birthday, @miraz!

2019-02-12: Just got my Emerald City Comicon passes. Whee!

2019-02-12: Sneak Peek: In my Author Newsletter I’m sharing titles and cover art for my next two novels in …

2019-02-11: Space Needle in the fog.

2019-02-11: Rooftop snow in the city. ❄️

2019-02-09: Snow day. ❄️

2019-02-08: Tonight’s TV selection is Netflix’s Kingdom episode 1 🎥

2019-02-08: Administrivia (Blog Updates) In preparation to move my blog to micro.blog I’ve added new pages to my top navigation. Hello, …

2019-02-08: Dear Podcasters... Dear Podcasters, I’m not one of you, but I like you. And I was reading on Recode that Spotify …

2019-02-07: Patreon, Venture Capital, and the Loss of the Win-Win. Does venture capital ruin companies? I didn’t think so, twenty years ago, but perhaps the worm …

2019-02-07: The pre-snowstorm Costco rush.

2019-02-07: Liked: El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex, then feed it to a meerkat on …

2019-02-06: Back to Work I re-opened my consulting business a few weeks ago, and I’m already getting inquiries. …

2019-02-05: Liked: Stacey Abrams talks the shared values of her political campaign and writing romance.

2019-02-05: Post-meeting walk in Bellingham. Frosty! ❄️

2019-02-05: Off to Bellingham for a meeting. It’s always a bonus when I can take the train. 🚂 ❤️

2019-02-04: Thanks for the magazine, @macgenie! 🙂

2019-02-04: Re-thinking how I use Micro.blog I’ve been a member of micro.blog for ten months now, and it’s been neat to see the …

2019-02-03: I’m going to Japan! If you have recommendations for places to go or things to do, let me know. 🙂

2019-02-03: Rare Seattle snow! ❄️

2019-01-31: I’ve taken 30,000 puffy words and gotten them down to about 12,000 quality words. And sent my …

2019-01-31: New Post: Distraction-free writing with the Alphasmart NEO

2019-01-31: Small Differences Twitter: (to Congress) Here’s a list of bot accounts we shut down. Facebook: (to teens) Hey …

2019-01-30: The sunset tonight was uncommonly fiery.

2019-01-28: Thought of the Day Sometimes I think what we really want from social media is to say whatever we please without having …

2019-01-27: Liked: Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? For congregants of the Cathedral of Perpetual …

2019-01-25: Afternoon project: prettying up the condo with houseplants.

2019-01-25: ‪So… Catwalk on Netflix is quirky and charming. And whoever did the music editing deserves a …

2019-01-24: Via Twitter: This is your RAM on Chrome 😂

2019-01-24: Hilarious: I’m Marie Fucking Kondo and You Can Keep All Your Fucking Books, You Ingrates

2019-01-22: De-Googling (A Grouchy Post) I’ve been weaning myself off of Google, as I’m not thrilled with their ethics lately …

2019-01-22: I love working at the library. 🥰

2019-01-21: Markdown has RUINED me. 😂Using my cursor to highlight and italicize text feels so inefficient now.

2019-01-21: Tonight’s reading selection

2019-01-21: ‪Aquaman was fun! I expected a good movie, and it surpassed my expectations. Kudos to DC for a …

2019-01-20: Mooooooooooooon

2019-01-20: ‪Coffee with P, then brunch with girlfriends. What a nice start to a Sunday! ‬

2019-01-19: Another fine postcard from Elliott Bay Books.

2019-01-18: I woke up today with dozens of gray hairs, and I just bought my first pair of reading glasses and I …

2019-01-17: Liked: Jonathan Franzen’s Controversial Stance on Climate Action - Sierra Club The analogy …

2019-01-17: Nah. 🙂 That stuff will kill you.

2019-01-17: New Post: Stories I’m Enjoying (January 2019) Books, film, animation, and comics.

2019-01-16: I don't want to be a brand. I attended a training program on author marketing recently, and while I appreciated most of the …

2019-01-15: Books about writing books! 🤓

2019-01-15: Starting out my day feeling emotionally moved by a Gillette advertisement…

2019-01-14: I’m watching the Fyre Festival documentaries out of pure schadenfreude. 😏 But I can tell myself it’s …

2019-01-14: ‪At the grocery store I was thinking GOTTA PICK UP A CAULIFLOWER and it took me whole minutes to …

2019-01-14: Liked: Guillermo del Toro’s 10 personal musings about ROMA. Psst: Spoilers!

2019-01-14: ‪When the sun shines in Seattle shove off as many meetings as you can and head to Greenlake. ☀️ ‬

2019-01-13: From Twitter: The best-worst commercial of all time 😂

2019-01-11: ‪Seattleites gather to say goodbye to the viaduct. The elevated freeway has been a part of our city …

2019-01-11: I’ve been fighting with a couple chapters for two weeks. At writers’ group they pinpointed my …

2019-01-10: I finally got around to reading Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire, and it was so good that I …

2019-01-09: Finally got around to seeing Bumblebee. 🎥 Loved it! The movie let the true spirit of the series …

2019-01-09: Back to journaling. ☺️

2019-01-09: Anyone else notice that when you read too much low-quality internet “stuff” your brain feels like a …

2019-01-08: We need privacy legislation, now. Companies aren’t going to legislate themselves. I Gave a Bounty …

2019-01-07: Loved: Ask Polly: Should I Just Give Up on My Writing? So what do we deserve? We deserve to work …

2019-01-07: Winter trees in Pioneer Square.

2019-01-07: For this Micro Monday I’ll suggest you follow @simonwoods for his delightful (and occasional) use of …

2019-01-07: I’m spending the day with my badass protagonist Jessica Warne. What are you guys up to today? …

2019-01-06: Watching: All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 🎥

2019-01-06: I love a lazy Sunday. 😴

2019-01-05: It’s Dungeons and Dragons day! 🐉 ⚔️ 🧝‍♀️ Our DM says we should level up… IF WE …

2019-01-04: I’m watching Taylor Swift’s Reputation concert on Netflix, and noticing the way she treats her …

2019-01-04: Ridiculously cute. 😃

2019-01-04: I’m enjoying The Orville S2. The fun and heartfelt storytelling is something special.

2019-01-03: Fun was had. 😁

2019-01-03: Liked: Three Rules for Surviving a Creative Life

2019-01-01: Captain Marvel Legos. 🤩 Wheee!

2019-01-01: Today was one of those days where I wrestled with a chapter and may have made it worse. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Still, …

2019-01-01: My Word for 2019 I’m inspired by @macgenie (click) and @klandwehr (click) to come up with my own word of the …

2019-01-01: 2019!

2018-12-31: Liked The Best Movies of 2018 by Chris Stuckmann

2018-12-31: Repost:Reading in Private Why I stopped setting annual reading goals. 📖

2018-12-30: I’m re-opening my consulting practice after an 18 month sabbatical and it’s weirdly hard to find the …

2018-12-30: A winter walk along Elliott Bay.

2018-12-30: After spending yesterday playing Stardew Valley and holding communication with no one, my introvert …

2018-12-29: Good morning

2018-12-28: Shout out to everyone with an introvert hangover from too much socializing. The holidays were great, …

2018-12-28: Twitter Woes As I mentioned yesterday, I logged into Twitter to discover that thousands of tweets that I’d …

2018-12-27: Over the summer I deleted 8,000 old tweets, most of them by hand. Twitter just restored them. 🤬

2018-12-26: A sign of the times? This facial masque called “Photoshopped” which claims to “color correct” your …

2018-12-25: Christmas Day on the Seattle waterfront.

2018-12-25: Infinity War on Netflix! 🚀

2018-12-22: I’m feeling all warm and happy after a visit from my Mom and brother. 🎄🥰🎄🥰

2018-12-21: Winter Solstice 2018

2018-12-21: Happy Solstice! ☀️

2018-12-20: Found: Gutenberg for Writers: How to Configure the Editor for Fewer Distractions – WordPress Tavern

2018-12-20: Wind rising. Boats bobbing. Decks creaking.

2018-12-20: Add me to the list of people who are charmed by @blot! I’m setting up a little side-project there …

2018-12-20: Liked: How Democrats are changing the primary rules for 2020 candidates More candidates. More …

2018-12-20: Liked: For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain

2018-12-20: Mary Poppins Returns was a fun spectacle and a good date night movie. Really looking forward to …

2018-12-19: New Post: Another Year Gone By

2018-12-19: Big thanks for all the book cover feedback, everyone! Your comments helped to clarify the pros and …

2018-12-18: Liked: One Thing I Love About Into the Spider-Verse – Spectre Collie

2018-12-18: Feedback Request: Which Book Cover is More Attractive? Hey micro bloggers. Want to give me some feedback on my new cover art? I’ve got two cover …

2018-12-18: Phrases and words that I despise with a fiery passion: Utilize Talent acquisition Impactful to “be …

2018-12-17: For micro Monday, I suggest you follow the sweet, funny, and wise @jennilincoln. 🙂 I was so happy to …

2018-12-17: Liked: Netflix Announces “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Voice Cast and Shows Off …

2018-12-16: Really enjoyed Into the Spider-Verse! Great story, well-acted, and visuals were 🤩.

2018-12-15: It’s time for the Winter Solstice episode of Sabrina! ☀️

2018-12-15: Have you seen Pablo?

2018-12-15: Liked: NBC is Streaming Terry Crews Painting in Front of a Crackling Fireplace

2018-12-14: Ms. Marvel is getting a new comic with a new creative team in 2019

2018-12-11: At the library.

2018-12-11: Tonight’s movie selection is The Shining 😱

2018-12-11: I’m really enjoying this. 📚

2018-12-11: Liked: How Seattle’s public library is stepping up to deal with the city’s homelessness crisis It’s …

2018-12-10: Patrick showed me how to use Chocolatey, and we installed Hugo. It’s been 20 years since I worked …

2018-12-10: Went out and got a replacement Surface Pro today. Huzzah for holiday sale prices! 🎁

2018-12-09: Liked: Digital Comic Museum All files here have been researched by our staff and users to make sure …

2018-12-09: Are cracked computer screens dangerous to use? My Surface screen just cracked, but the machine works …

2018-12-09: The most recent episode of The Good Place was forking wonderful. 🥰

2018-12-09: Rainy Seattle Sunday

2018-12-09: Wow. 😳 Monologue of the Algorithm: how Facebook turns users data into its profit on Vimeo

2018-12-08: Memory lane: The breezeway at my old middle school. The place hasn’t been updated since I attended …

2018-12-08: Memory lane: The house I grew up in.

2018-12-08: Thanks for the kind words, everyone. 🙂

2018-12-07: Five Years (A Eulogy) Today was my Dad’s funeral, he was 59 years old. I chose not to read these words aloud at the …

2018-12-06: My friend S gave me this glorious “Shithead Trump” pin. Made in China. I will treasure it always.

2018-12-05: Reading: Solitude: A Return to the Self 📚 Thanks for the tip, @crossingthethreshold

2018-12-05: New post: Eight months without Facebook

2018-12-04: Liked: Starbucks Unveils $7 Wake-Up Slap 😆

2018-12-04: It’s decorating day!🌲 (Pictured: A plastic Bender head wearing a fuzzy red Santa hat)

2018-12-04: Nighttime view of the Seattle Central Library “Living Room” from above.

2018-12-04: The stacks at the Seattle Public Library, recently voted the most “Instagrammable” library in the …

2018-12-04: Liked: The Restless Lens - You are what you consume I feel like a more complete human being, not …

2018-12-03: Liked: The Secret Syndicate behind Nancy Drew 📚 If you remember your grade-school reading log, the …

2018-12-03: Tree branches and a winter sky.

2018-12-02: I’m looking at models (stock photos) for book covers, and it seems that young business women come in …

2018-12-02: Liked: Warren Ellis on the Tender Vision of Dracula’s Curse in ‘Castlevania’

2018-12-02: Company Tried to Patent My Work After a Job Interview As part of negotiations, they offered to add …

2018-12-01: News: Today, Trump tweeted- Me: NOT TODAY, SATAN! (💥Smokebomb!💥)

2018-11-30: Mob Rule by Social Media Nora Roberts isn’t taking any shit.

2018-11-30: “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own …

2018-11-29: Daredevil canceled at Netflix as Marvel Roster Shrinks to Two 😫

2018-11-29: Dear email spammers: Kindly screw yourselves with a rusty chainsaw. Hugs and kisses, 💋 Cheri

2018-11-29: A winter morning at Pike Place Market. (Pictured: A long tiled hallway leading to the waterfront …

2018-11-29: Jerry Saltz: How to Be an Artist How many times have you been given a whole career in your dreams …

2018-11-28: We stopped for coffee at the new Palihotel in Seattle. Weird energy. It might be haunted? (Pictured: …

2018-11-27: It’s a good night for tacos and Supernatural.

2018-11-27: Overheard at the Costco Food Court Amusing snippets from public discourse: “Did you know NASA is constantly crashing things because …

2018-11-26: I’m excited to read JK Rowling’s Lethal White, but at 647 pages will it be a slog? Only one way to …

2018-11-26: Genuine Seattle Experiences (Rainy Afternoon Edition) Admiring the rain through a coffee shop window. Trudging through the weather to the library, …

2018-11-26: I love watching these NASA nerds get all fired up. 🚀 😁

2018-11-26: The Mars Insight landing will be live streaming in 15 minutes. They expect touchdown around noon …

2018-11-26: Small bookstores are booming after nearly being wiped out - CBS News What’s your favorite …

2018-11-25: My November Book List Here’s what I’ve read so far in November. 🙂 My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh The …

2018-11-23: I don’t normally watch sports, but the reversals of fortune are entertaining. And the announcers …

2018-11-23: Watching the Apple Cup at Dad’s house tonight. Go Cougs!

2018-11-23: Ethics in News Consumption Can you be a good person if you don’t read the news?

2018-11-22: Thanksgiving art walk in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

2018-11-21: Stephen King’s Elevation was delightful. So much emotional resonance in a compact story. (Pictured: …

2018-11-21: Thanks for the photo grid @cleverdevil I love it.

2018-11-21: Morning Poetry We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the …

2018-11-20: I updated my What’s This? page to include instructions for following me on Mastodon. 👍

2018-11-20: Microbloggers: Anyone know how to make a “follow me on Mastodon” URL if you don’t …

2018-11-20: Loved this article! ❤️ What Makes ‘The Good Place’ So Good?

2018-11-20: Ford Eyes Using Personal Data to Boost Profits We know what people make. How do we know that? It’s …

2018-11-19: Me: I’ll work at a coffee shop today. It’s energizing to be around people. Coffeeshop …

2018-11-18: (Dis)Liked: Chinese author jailed for writing gay erotica Lesbian Chinese erotic writer Tianyi …

2018-11-18: Getting to know my new machine.

2018-11-18: Sunday morning waffles and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 😁

2018-11-17: Liked: Cards Against Humanity buys area of US border to prevent Trump building his wall

2018-11-17: Great D&D game today! Traveled dimensions. Fought a giant petrifying eel. Cursed by a love …

2018-11-16: I’m enjoying all the snow photos! ❄️

2018-11-16: My first custom emoji. The “don’t test me cause I’ve had enough nonsense today” face.

2018-11-16: Goodbye, Bed Bath and Beyond. Another piece of downtown Seattle retail gone kaput. 😭

2018-11-16: ‪The Crimes Of Grindelwald was so, so, good! A powerful and complex story.‬

2018-11-16: I think I’ll duck out of work for a few hours today to see The Crimes of Grindlewald…

2018-11-15: NaNoWriMo Research Link of the Day: Wikipedia: Motives for Spying One common theory is summed up by …

2018-11-15: Liked: Manton Reece - Breaking up Facebook is up to us

2018-11-15: Liked: Holy, shit. This commercial!

2018-11-14: I am following Mastodon people on Micro.blog. So cool!

2018-11-14: When you think the lows can’t get lower: Facebook’s Crisis PR Firm Pushed Soros Conspiracy to …

2018-11-14: Are you a Mastodon user? My posts are visible there under the name: @cheri@social.cheribaker.com …

2018-11-14: 8am: Ah! A soothing day of uploading PDFs into the KDP Print system… 1pm: I WILL MURDER THIS …

2018-11-14: Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic The very existence of online dating makes it harder …

2018-11-13: Liked: The Art Of Castlevania’s Netflix Series

2018-11-13: Facebook wants to reveal your name to the weirdo standing next to you. the new patent describes a …

2018-11-13: Back in the Nanowrimo groove! 5400 spectacularly crappy first-drafty words today. 😁

2018-11-13: Seattle Nanowrimos! I’ll be at the central library write-in tonight. Hope to see you there.

2018-11-13: Me: Why am I awake at 4am? (checks email) Email: Hey! Your cover artist is quitting. And you just …

2018-11-12: Another excellent Doctor Who this week. 👍🏼

2018-11-12: For Micro Monday I recommend @DrOct because his profile photo is 80s guy from Futurama. 😋 PS: My …

2018-11-12: 😬 Large numbers of Kindle books unavailable to international customers. Looking around the Kindle …

2018-11-12: Introducing my next book: The Assistant Release day is right around the corner! Here’s a …

2018-11-12: I am so down for Pikachu Detective with Ryan Reynolds. 😁

2018-11-10: We live in a time when speaking obvious truths out loud seems necessary. Here’s one: Ensuring that …

2018-11-09: Seattle moves forward with I-5 lid study - Curbed Seattle Imagine downtown without an I-5 shaped …

2018-11-09: We have calculated our paperback spine width! 🎈 🎉 🎸BOO-YA! Self-publishing has some weird …

2018-11-08: My beautiful city. Description: A nighttime protest to support the Mueller investigation. American …

2018-11-08: I took this week off from NaNoWriMo to incorporate beta reader feedback into The Assistant. Now The …

2018-11-08: The nurse at the allergist’s office: THE MITES COME OUT AT NIGHT AND EAT US LIKE NACHOS! THEY …

2018-11-07: Update: After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary - The New York Times

2018-11-07: Protests tomorrow across the US: Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response

2018-11-07: Liked: Castlevania’s Netflix Showrunner On Humanizing Villains And What’s Wrong (And …

2018-11-07: Trees are throwin’ down.

2018-11-07: Liked: Jessica Fletcher and ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Are Alive and Well Mysteries and …

2018-11-07: I’m greatly relieved that there is now a congressional check on the Trump administration, Mueller …

2018-11-06: I’ve got a vomity feeling reminiscent of 2016.

2018-11-06: I am KILLING MY DARLINGS TODAY, writers! grumble, grumble…. 📚

2018-11-06: I bought a sewing machine. And after my thread arrives, I’m gonna hem the f#ck out of some pants. 🤟🏼

2018-11-06: Liked: Leaving Social Media - A comic by Sarah Anderson

2018-11-05: Are buzzwords the herpes of the business world? 🧐

2018-11-05: Booksellers Protest Amazon Site’s Move to Drop Stores From Certain Countries - The New York Times …

2018-11-05: For Micro Monday I recommend you follow @crossingthethreshold 👍🏼

2018-11-05: Liked: Planet Money: The Seattle Experiment

2018-11-04: It’s always weird the way articles (a, an, the) go missing in a manuscript. On a related topic, …

2018-11-04: A stroll through Seattle Center.

2018-11-04: Sunday morning cartoons. 📺

2018-11-03: Liked: How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day So, once and for all, here’s …

2018-11-03: I’m doubling down, microbloggers. My Twitter profile now directs people here. 👊🏼

2018-11-02: I just added an email subscription option to my micro.blog via Feedburner. I’m not sure how useful …

2018-11-02: Liked: How Do You Move A Bookstore? With A Human Chain, Book By Book : NPR 📚

2018-11-02: Click here to be my NaNoWriMo buddy! (requires a free account)

2018-11-01: Liked: Castlevania renewed by Netflix for a third season Warren Ellis will return to the series for …

2018-11-01: ‪I just finished reading Patterson’s The President Is Missing. Solid! I enjoyed it. 📚 ‬

2018-11-01: Happy Nanowrimo, writers!

2018-10-31: Some very cute Wakandans 🎃🎃🎃

2018-10-31: Halloween is my happy day. 🎃

2018-10-31: Liked: Tiny Books Fit in One Hand. Will They Change the Way We Read? The tiny editions are the size …

2018-10-30: I finished Castlevania season two last night and I am so in love with that series. 😍 A masterful …

2018-10-30: Hello, new micro bloggers! 👋

2018-10-29: Frontline PBS has an interesting investigation of Facebook’s impact on Democracies. 👍🏼

2018-10-29: Hold Tightly. Let Go. Tomorrow, Monday October 29th, I’ll start writing my next novel. And even …

2018-10-28: Time for Castlevania season two! I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time.

2018-10-27: The new Halloween movie was sooooo good! 🎃🔪🎃🔪🎃🔪

2018-10-25: Next Up: James Patterson’s The President is Missing 📚

2018-10-25: Got my digital “I Voted” sticker today. I’m grateful for our robust vote-by-mail system in …

2018-10-24: We’re in the home stretch! My next book will be out in November. 📚 Last-minute details always take …

2018-10-23: How is your Nanowrimo prep coming along?💡

2018-10-23: Liked: No More “Struggle Porn” struggle porn: a masochistic obsession with pushing yourself harder, …

2018-10-20: Tonight’s double feature was Zombieland and Army of Darkness. Fantastic! 🎃

2018-10-14: Liked: There are too many gurus in America Any real, substantive message—political or emotional or …

2018-10-13: That moment when your D&D character finally learns the Remove Curse spell after being loaded up …

2018-10-12: Observing the World like a Writer Paper beats pixels, at least in this case.

2018-10-12: Liked: Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture If age and race do not predict support for political …

2018-10-12: We enjoyed the free Borealis light-art festival at South Lake Union. 🤩 Description of three …

2018-10-11: The Babysitter on Netflix is a fun horror movie. 👍🏼

2018-10-11: (emerges from office) Screams: MOTHER FORKING COMMAS!!! (retreats to office, slams door) …

2018-10-10: Liked: Daniel Radcliffe and the Art of the Fact-Check He had come to try his own hand at …

2018-10-10: At our local crosswalk: Push Button for Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism. Well, I’m not a …

2018-10-10: Keep up, dictionary.

2018-10-10: Here’s hoping that today goes better than yesterday. Software crashed and I couldn’t work, parent …

2018-10-09: First pumpkin acquired.😆! Almost big enough to need it’s own seat on the bus. 🎃

2018-10-08: I’m considering switching from a hosted microblog account to using microblog (and indieweb plug-ins) …

2018-10-08: My quick (and spoiler-free) thoughts on the new Doctor Who. ❤️

2018-10-05: (checks news) Me: What’s the stoic equivalent of drinking lots of Vodka? P: Reason is your Vodka. 😆😩

2018-10-04: Morning in Pioneer Square.

2018-10-04: (Dis)liked: Apple’s New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros …

2018-10-03: Oh, it is so much easier to write when I’m home! Productivity zoooom!

2018-10-03: Thought of the day: Replace the words “I need to” or “I should” with “I choose to” and watch your …

2018-10-03: Re: @alexsavin We walked by as it was being painted. 🙂

2018-10-02: For anyone planning a fiction project for Nanowrimo, I highly recommend Jami Gold’s Story Structure …

2018-10-02: Travel always ends the same way. Relief, gratitude, and an enormous pile of laundry.

2018-10-01: Seattle has the best forking air in the world. ☔️

2018-10-01: My micro Monday recommendation is the engaging and thoughtful Mr @JohnPhilpin. 🙂

2018-10-01: Makes me happy to see Seattle on our departure gate. ✈️

2018-09-30: To all of you thinking about doing Nanowrimo: Let’s do it! My advice: Shoot for 50k words if you …

2018-09-30: Sharknado 5 is a gift to the world. 🦈 🌪

2018-09-30: London experiences: Riding the double decker bus. Seeing the Rosetta Stone. Irish tour guides subtly …

2018-09-30: It’s been fun, London. ♥️ 🇬🇧

2018-09-28: Street art. (Shoreditch, London)

2018-09-25: London pub food: Steak and ale pie, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots. 🇬🇧

2018-09-25: Hulu is making a new season of Veronica Mars with the same cast, and I’m sooooo happy. 🕵️‍♀️

2018-09-24: Our train got into London at platform 9. Nearby, at platform 9 ¾, the walkway was full of …

2018-09-21: If you like Supernatural even half as much as I do, check out this parody featuring the cast. 🤩

2018-09-21: Me: Oh, they sell gingerbread MEN but where are the gingerbread women, eh? P: Too smart to get …

2018-09-20: Me at 10am: One hour is a generous amount of time for daily social media. Let’s pop that into Screen …

2018-09-20: USA: Cool Ranch Netherlands: Cool American UK: Cool Original Thank you for subscribing to: Dorito …

2018-09-20: Took my first peek at Screen Time in iOS 12 and I’m impressed! This will help me be mindful about my …

2018-09-19: Kings College Cathedral surrounded by bright green grass. 🗺

2018-09-19: Editing discovery of the day: the skinny part of an hourglass is called the neck. I suppose it makes …

2018-09-18: ”We’re the United States. We don’t make mistakes. We’re gonna kick that alien shark’s ass back to …

2018-09-18: Houseboats and punting boats along the River Cam in Cambridge UK. 🗺

2018-09-17: Just finished reading Stephen King’s The Outsiders and it was so good! Another supernatural police …

2018-09-17: I can’t remember which microblogger suggested Cambridge UK as a stop, but thank you! We’ve just …

2018-09-17: Yawn We have survived the Tram-Train-Plane-Train-Tube-Train travel day. All very pleasant, …

2018-09-17: For Micro Monday I recommend you all check out @yorrike @ronguest @Burk @mcrob and @jack because …

2018-09-16: A bronze sculpture at the Sexmuseum. 🍆🍆🍆

2018-09-16: In the Netherlands they call Cool Ranch Doritos “Cool American” flavor. 😆

2018-09-16: Soaking up the atmosphere on our last day in Amsterdam. Here’s a typical street corner in the center …

2018-09-14: Liked: On Tyranny by @kitt The book reminds us that we are not special. Democracy has fallen many …

2018-09-14: I had my first “Beyond Meat” burger tonight and it was excellent. Veggie burgers have come a long …

2018-09-14: Hey friends - I finally got around to adding alt-tags to the photos I’ve been posting here …

2018-09-14: Kboards has a new owner, a new TOS, and members of the writers forum are not happy! You agree to …

2018-09-14: Amsterdam is especially lovely in the sunshine. ☀️

2018-09-14: Obligatory Tourist Selfie. ❤️

2018-09-13: A beautiful, massive, and complex wingnut tree near the rijksmuseum in central Amsterdam. A …

2018-09-12: Dutch licorice 🤤 at the supermarket.

2018-09-12: Shouts into the void: IPhone X ! (that is all) 😆

2018-09-12: A tree-lined canal in central Amsterdam. What the picture doesn’t show is how crowded the city is. I …

2018-09-12: The Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Built after the 80 years war as a city hall, it’s a blocky and rather …

2018-09-11: Hello Amsterdam! 🗺

2018-09-10: We’re 22 hours into a 26+ hour travel day… and looking forward to crashing soon. 😴

2018-09-08: Liked: I AM PART OF THE RESISTANCE INSIDE NYARLATHOTEP’S DEATH CULT When Its appetite turned to …

2018-09-08: I’m impressed by Field Notes. They’re faster to use than my cell phone in most cases. No unlocking …

2018-09-07: Liked: WATCH: ‘Superpod’ Of Dolphins Seen Racing Off California Coast

2018-09-07: Liked: America is Horny for Wholesome from GQ. Wholesome wasn’t always this appealing, so why now? …

2018-09-07: Liked: The Way Out by @manton

2018-09-07: Florida! ☀️

2018-09-06: At Bouchercon it seems everyone has a story about how that one time they hung out with a famous …

2018-09-06: At the signing table with Ingrid Thoft and William Boyle. 📚

2018-09-05: I’m at Bouchercon! 😁 📚

2018-09-05: Tips for Morning Pages We’ve had some fun discussions about Morning Pages on micro.blog, and I wanted to share tips for …

2018-09-04: A new Leuchtterm journal in red for morning pages. Field Notes for observations when I’m out and …

2018-09-04: Liked: Penguin Random House launches partnership with the RNIB, making its books available to blind …

2018-09-04: Liked: Six lessons Anne T. Donahue learned about narrating audiobooks

2018-09-04: Jogging at the park. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃

2018-09-03: For Micro Monday I’ll point you all at a brainy trio of posters: @Ajay @Vasta @Smokey 🧠 🧠🧠

2018-09-03: Liked: Analysts Predict Health Care Marketplace Premiums Will Stabilize In 2019 Premiums would …

2018-09-02: Packing for a one month trip… I can fit all this in one backpack, right? 😬

2018-09-02: (Dis)Liked: HarperCollins is charging Christian authors $13,499 to publish their books, and making …

2018-09-02: I’m stoked about season two of Castlevania coming to Netflix on Oct 26th! It’s dark and violent and …

2018-09-01: Liked: Move over, humans: Japan hotel staffed entirely by robot dinosaurs The robo-dinos process …

2018-09-01: Liked: We Spent $3.3M Buying Out Investors: Why and How We Did It We could have hired outside …

2018-08-30: Here’s a screenshot of what a “Liked” post looks like when I type it in markdown, @Frankramblings. …

2018-08-30: Liked: Reading with a Pencil People would mark up books for one another as gifts, or give pointedly …

2018-08-30: Here’s one antidote to being angry at Twitter and Facebook. Stop going there. Stop reading articles …

2018-08-29: Noooooooo…. 🎃🎃🎃 mmmmm!

2018-08-27: Ugh. Amazon is Merging Createspace Into KDP Print Unfortunately, we’re going to have to live …

2018-08-27: Here’s quick update to my prior Changes Under Consideration post for those of you who enjoy …

2018-08-27: For Micro Monday I’ll point out a couple cool people I recently discovered: @garciabuxton and …

2018-08-27: 69°F today with a light breeze. Perfect Seattle weather!

2018-08-27: Liked: A very simple rule I have a very simple rule that serves me well: Don’t think too much about …

2018-08-26: Tonight’s film selection is A Quiet Place 🎥

2018-08-25: Thoughts on Disenchantment I’ve watched Groening’s Disenchantment twice and overall I really like it. The show is sweet …

2018-08-25: Liked: Ode to Gray So many things that seem gray on the surface have a treasure to unlock—myself, I …

2018-08-24: A pink and frilly rose I saw today.

2018-08-24: Amazon employs warehouse ‘ambassadors’ to tweet back at criticism of working conditions …

2018-08-24: Liked 🙌🏼 How Will Human-Forced Climate Change Affect the Pacific Northwest?

2018-08-23: I hear from my friends a lot more often now that I’m off social media. It took a good six months for …

2018-08-23: I just finished Ben Franklin’s autobiography, and I think it’s hilarious that he made a point of …

2018-08-23: Author Notes: 8-23-2018 Clean air has returned to Seattle, and the coffee shops in Belltown are full. It’s only 61 …

2018-08-22: Sending good thoughts to everyone in the hurricane’s path. ❤️🙏🏼

2018-08-22: Liked 🙌🏼 Relief Marine air is now pouring into western Washington, rapidly replacing the warm and …

2018-08-22: Where I come from, we don’t possess our pronouns. We let them run free! Disenchantment

2018-08-22: 5500 words edited! Time for afternoon coffee and Disenchanted ☕️

2018-08-22: I’ve been collecting articles about so-called artistic recluses because they fascinate me. And …

2018-08-22: It’s day three of smoky orange skies in Seattle. 😷 We’re stuck inside with only the smell of our own …

2018-08-20: I sprung for one of those sexy Blackwing pencils. It’s beautiful in the hand but I didn’t care for …

2018-08-20: It’s been interesting to watch so many people leaving Twitter behind and the complex emotions …

2018-08-20: For Micro Monday I recommend you follow @smith and @cygnoir - both of whom make my timeline a happy …

2018-08-20: Liked 🙌🏼 Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

2018-08-20: A Monday after vacation is the most Mondayest of Mondays. 😱

2018-08-19: So many of us mourning Twitter. It’s like a massive breakup in slow motion.

2018-08-19: Digging into Matt Groening’s Enchantment. As a big Futurama fan, I’m stoked. 🙂

2018-08-18: I’m looking forward to heading home tomorrow. Any more cruise ship food and I’ll resemble a fully …

2018-08-16: A whimsical display of wildflower pots (and a tin man) outside a home in Skagway Alaska.

2018-08-15: Blue glass water, tall craggy hills, and a glacier in the distance. Worth an early wake up!

2018-08-14: A charming red-tailed hawk named Jake, beneath his green and white umbrella. (Alaska Raptor Center, …

2018-08-14: Ketchikan Alaska: Looking up at the gorgeous mossy trees in the Alaskan rainforest. They’re so tall …

2018-08-14: Ketchikan Alaska: The colorful Creek Street wooden shops sit on stilts above a creek teeming with …

2018-08-11: Just got my copy of Hope Never Dies from the library. Should be a fun read!

2018-08-11: Downtown Seattle at sunset.

2018-08-11: Grateful for the lively discussion about accessibility today. I learned how to add alt tags and that …

2018-08-11: My #1 feature suggestion for micro blog is a way to label photos when posting via the app. Knowing …

2018-08-11: No more Black Mirror before bed! I dreamed I was searching for the Cones of Dunshire in a …

2018-08-10: Liked 🙌🏼 The importance of revisiting notebooks Almost every writer will tell you how important it …

2018-08-10: Liked 🙌🏼 Some Notes On ‘Asshat’- A serious look at where it came from Asshead, in stark …

2018-08-10: Work Notes for the Week of 8/6/18 It’s been a busy week at Adventurous Ink! We added Google Play to our list of book distributors this …

2018-08-09: Changes Under Consideration Switch domain from social.cheribaker.com to daily.cheribaker.com. Indulge in longer posts on a wider …

2018-08-08: Liked: The Open Web is a Tool, Not a Silver Bullet by @lioncourt

2018-08-08: From my author blog: news about my upcoming panel at Bouchercon: The World Mystery Convention. Plus …

2018-08-08: Our Twentieth Run This morning @optiksage and I completed our twentieth run as part of the Couch to 5k program. Next …

2018-08-07: Seattle Center from above.

2018-08-06: Nick Offerman talks about masculinity:

2018-08-06: I found my writing groove today after a weeklong absence. Like a glass of water in the desert. Like …

2018-08-06: The privacy violations continue: Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users The …

2018-08-05: Liked 🙌🏼 On being friends with someone who turned out to be an asshole

2018-08-05: Liked 🙌🏼 I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE BEST WE CAN DO

2018-08-04: We had a thrilling afternoon at the newly remodeled Space Needle. 🤩 The floor is glass! The walls …

2018-08-04: Re: @ron’s comments about micro.blog not being a replacement for Twitter. At first I considered mb a …

2018-08-03: Point of View Problems I hit a snag in my novel, and it’s been bumming me out. After two months of revisions, including a …

2018-08-03: Friday afternoons…

2018-08-03: Liked 🙌 How Dare You Call Me a Snollygoster, You Pillock: Rare and Amusing Insults to Stupefy and …

2018-08-03: Liked 🙌 As Part of Rakuten Alliance, Walmart.com to Begin Offering eBooks and Audiobooks

2018-08-02: Nanette on Netflix was intense and wise and beautiful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well worth a watch!

2018-08-02: Liked 🙌🏼 Here’s How America Uses Its Land

2018-08-01: Hmm. If I change my microblog subdomain name… how many things will I break? 🧐

2018-08-01: Today’s weather for our run was 60°F and misty. How glorious after jogging in the heat for weeks! ⛅️ …

2018-07-31: I enjoyed this profile of author Jonathan Franzen from the NYT in June. Although I haven’t read his …

2018-07-31: Thoughts on Deleting Twitter History, Part II A quick follow up to the James Gunn Twitter controversy: Last week, I mentioned my concerns about …

2018-07-31: Travel Memory of the Day: Grizzly Bear Rescue in Montana

2018-07-31: Hooray! I have an On This Day page.

2018-07-31: Gratitude Journal: Slow Mornings My mornings used to be frenetic. The alarm blared and I resented it. Chronically sleep-deprived, I …

2018-07-30: Revision pains: Accepting you need a third draft when you thought you’d be done in two. …

2018-07-30: For Micro Monday I recommend following @cleverdevil who is posting interesting micro.blog add-ons to …

2018-07-30: Travel memory of the day: Santiago Chile

2018-07-29: Coffee of the day from Moore Coffee in Seattle.

2018-07-29: Seattle police department lip syncs to Macklemore’s Downtown And most of it was shot in my …

2018-07-29: Caught the Mr. Rogers documentary at the theater. What a beautiful and inspiring film. ❤️

2018-07-28: Still adventuring with the same party, 20+ years later. ⚔️

2018-07-28: Friday night WALL-E at the park.

2018-07-27: New street art in Belltown.

2018-07-27: How tech’s richest plan to save themselves after the Apocolypse Silicon Valley’s elite are …

2018-07-26: I found the end of the internet! 🙃

2018-07-26: It’s harder for creative professionals to make a living in big cities. An article from Slate: It’s harder for creative professionals to make a living in big cities. Many …

2018-07-25: I’m upgrading to an iPhone 8. And while I’m stoked to have a bigger screen for reading, I’ll miss my …

2018-07-24: Book Marketing Week Marketing! The necessary evil. Those tasks that linger at the bottom of my to-do list until they get …

2018-07-24: Holtzman’s resignation letter is circulating on Twitter. Four members of Homeland Security Advisory …

2018-07-23: Found this photo from my consulting days. My “Godzilla attacks” conference room setup. Good …

2018-07-23: Liked 🙌🏼 Twitter’s “them and us” problem

2018-07-23: Just finished my 13th run with @optiksage! Couch to 5k week 5, Day 1 🏃‍♀️ 🏃

2018-07-23: For Micro Monday I nominate @furstenberg 👍🏼

2018-07-22: Soon…. 📖

2018-07-22: Micro blog cleanup day: Switched to the Marfa theme, added the IndieWeb Webring footer, and …

2018-07-22: On Deleting Twitter History After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn fired from his job for some eight-year-old …

2018-07-22: Liked 🙌🏼 Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself

2018-07-21: Facebook as the ultímate government surveillance tool? … it came out that among Facebook’s …

2018-07-21: Me: No more reboots, please. Also me: There’s a new Godzilla movie coming!!! Excuse me while I clear …

2018-07-20: Sorry to Bother You was the perfect mix of brilliant and bizarre. Loved it!

2018-07-20: Tor Books won’t distribute eBooks to libraries until 4 months after release 📚 The say libraries are …

2018-07-19: Liked 🙌🏼 Starbucks Is Opening Their First Sign Language-Based Location In The U.S.

2018-07-19: A little exercise (and nature) to clear the doldrums. 🏃‍♀️

2018-07-19: Coffee of the day: Cappuccino from Cafe Umbria in Ballard ☕️

2018-07-19: Golden Gardens park.

2018-07-19: Can hosted micro.blogs have web mentions?

2018-07-18: I didn’t think I’d enjoy Alderman’s The Power but I was wrong. Read this one in one long gulp! 📚 The …

2018-07-18: 385 pages of fiction! I like holding the print out in my hands. Proof I accomplished something. 🙂 …

2018-07-18: Did you know there’s a mystery novel where Obama and Biden fight crime together? 😆 Hope Never Dies 📚

2018-07-18: I’m reading Jaron Lanier’s Ten Reasons for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now and while I …

2018-07-18: Another Libby App tip. When you scroll through pages, the bottom menu shows you where your …

2018-07-17: 1:30pm Pops into Twitter to check my feed. 1:45pm Strong desire to drink the blood of my enemies. …

2018-07-16: Goats, for no reason.

2018-07-16: John McCain speaks for many of us today. 🇺🇸

2018-07-15: That heavenly strip of shade at the bus stop. ☀️

2018-07-15: Discovered by accident: Tap the icon in the Libby app and change her skin tone. 👍🏼 👍🏽 👍🏿

2018-07-15: A Biscoff cookie with my coffee helps me remember how relaxed I was in Spain. 🇪🇸 Cookie magic.

2018-07-14: We’re touring the Norwegian Bliss today. Swanky but enormous. Carries 4000 passengers. 🚢

2018-07-13: The hold-estimator is my favorite feature of the Libby app from Overdrive.

2018-07-13: I like to turn on Parks and Rec on Netflix and let it form a protective cocoon of happiness around …

2018-07-13: I’m halfway through Haven Lost by @lioncourt and enjoying it immensely. 📚😁

2018-07-12: It’s a nice night for reading books on the roof. 📚

2018-07-12: Liked: ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets First Emmy Nomination for ‘Pickle Rick’ Episode

2018-07-12: Coffee of the day: Fire and Ice Americano with jalapeño syrup and fresh mint. So nasty! 😆

2018-07-11: Comic book news! G. WILLOW WILSON and CARY NORD Take Over WONDER WOMAN Ongoing

2018-07-11: Choosing book names is hard. 😕

2018-07-10: Invisible art? 😁

2018-07-10: Looking good, Space Needle!

2018-07-10: Coffee of the day: Honey latte from la marzocco.

2018-07-10: Liked 🙌🏼: Stoic advice: my friend is a jerk, what do I do?

2018-07-10: My latest social media approach: Micro.Blog = Home XPost to Twitter sometimes. No Twitter apps. Web …

2018-07-10: The way home from the coffee shop.

2018-07-09: Coffee of the day: Latte from Cherry Street ☕️

2018-07-09: Me, all week: @macgenie has been really quiet. I wonder if she’s okay? Me, today: Oh, I …

2018-07-09: For Micro Monday I’ll suggest you follow my husband (@optiksage) who recently joined micro.blog. …

2018-07-08: An old favorite from the Seattle Art Museum. I (incorrectly) call it Nightmare Mouse

2018-07-08: Coffee of the day: Turkish Latte from Fonte

2018-07-08: Shame on us. U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials

2018-07-07: Mail call! 📚

2018-07-07: Liked 🙌🏼: London’s beautiful launderettes – in pictures

2018-07-07: Liked 🙌🏼: Stoic advice: can a salesperson be a Stoic?

2018-07-07: Pinboard update: I went with the Pushpin iOS app, and I like it. So much easier to save articles on …

2018-07-07: Saturday morning 📚

2018-07-06: Coffee of the day. Guatemalan. Mmm…

2018-07-06: I lowered my daily editing wordcount to a non-ridiculous number and I’m having fun again. Speed …

2018-07-06: I’m missing Spain this week. This photo is from last year. We spent two months there, detoxing from …

2018-07-06: C25K week two is finished. Bring on week three! But first, the weekend. 😎

2018-07-05: I uninstalled the Twitter app yesterday and I already feel 15% more sane. 🧠

2018-07-05: I keep the cities I’ve visited in my weather app. It makes me happy to think of them. 🌎

2018-07-04: PBS NewsHour is especially good tonight. 👍🏼

2018-07-04: We’re at Red Robin and a man wearing a shark tooth necklace and Vibram shoes is doing air-karate at …

2018-07-03: Taking time to smell the flowers.

2018-07-03: Liked 🙌🏼: artist visualizes the lengthy terms of services of large corporations like facebook and …

2018-07-02: The new Libby app from Overdrive is wonderful, Library fans. 📚

2018-07-02: Too much copyediting and I feel like I’ve been staring up my book’s ass all day. 🤣

2018-07-02: Ah, the lessons of 2018: Free services aren’t private. Corporations sometimes lie. Tech’s …

2018-07-02: For @micromonday I’m recommending you follow @cygnoir because she seems nice. That’s a …

2018-07-02: Liked: The Web is the Social Network

2018-07-02: A photo from today’s run. Week 2 of C25K was was easier, until the last 2 minutes kicked my ass. 😄

2018-07-02: Thought of the day: A downside of big social media is that we’re all reading the same 5-20 articles, …

2018-07-01: Thanks for the Pinboard app recommendations, everyone! I’ll give Pinner a try. 👍🏼

2018-07-01: Does anyone have an iOS app they like for Pinboard?

2018-07-01: Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north! 🇨🇦

2018-07-01: A side-effect of protest: After being surrounded by so many people who care, cynicism is harder to …

2018-06-30: I’m attending the Families Belong Together rally today because asylum seekers don’t belong in …

2018-06-29: If you insist… 😆

2018-06-29: Couch to 5k run #3 complete. Difficulty: 6.5/10 “Transform and Roll Out” edition.

2018-06-29: Liked 🙌🏼: I’m Starting to Have Serious Doubts About Amazon Prime

2018-06-28: When the sky holds back the rain.

2018-06-28: I’m working on line edits, and I keep thinking OMG I LOVE THIS STORY SO MUCH! Ah, I adore days like …

2018-06-27: Bloom while the sun shines. ☀️

2018-06-27: Involuntary Turnover (a workplace murder-mystery) is #1 in category! Woooooooo-hoooo. 😁 And …

2018-06-27: Couch to 5k workout #2 complete. Visiting Dad in the Burbs edition. Difficulty: 7/10

2018-06-26: Next on my reading list: Haven Lost by our very own @lioncourt 📚

2018-06-26: Liked 🙌🏼: Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here’s why.

2018-06-26: Liked 🙌🏼: Why Don’t Female Spies Grow Up? Women in Contemporary Spy Literature

2018-06-26: The iPhone notifications for micro.blog and my food tracking app are the same color. I occasionally …

2018-06-25: An interesting theme from Luke Cage season 2 is Respect. Everyone wants it, but the good guys and …

2018-06-25: Pioneer Square, Seattle.

2018-06-25: Almost at the end of developmental edits for my next book. Looking forward to putting down the …

2018-06-25: Couch to 5k workout #1 complete. Difficulty: 7.5/10

2018-06-24: Happy #SeattlePride! I love seeing our local police (decked out with stickers and rainbow beads) …

2018-06-23: I’m researching organized crime for a writing project. So interesting! Here is Al Capone’s revolver, …

2018-06-23: I just added Forever Fantasy Online to my list of recommended fiction. Such a fun story for fantasy …

2018-06-22: A good friend is moving out of town this weekend. Happy for her, a bit sad for me. Thank goodness …

2018-06-22: Glad to be heading home today! On Monday P & I are going to begin training for a 5k. Well, not a …

2018-06-21: Celebrating 18 years of marriage today with my partner in crime. ❤️ (Mob Museum, Las Vegas)

2018-06-21: Dune was great. I’m not usually a fan of palace intrigue, but the dialog, settings, cultural …

2018-06-21: Good morning, sunshine. 🌞

2018-06-20: Vegas sights: Art everywhere! 🎨 (Woman made of wire, Cosmopolitan hotel)

2018-06-20: Vegas sights: Opulent public bathrooms.

2018-06-20: Vegas sights: Eggslut! Possibly the worst restaurant name of all time. 😂

2018-06-20: Vegas Sights: 10 foot tall animatronic swans. (Mildly terrifying)

2018-06-20: Vegas sights: Captain America at Madame Tussaud’s

2018-06-20: A calico cat just ran across the casino steps, closely followed by a cockroach. I wonder if there’s …

2018-06-20: 107° today. Beautiful and fierce.

2018-06-19: Vegas is loud, tacky, unrestrained, and weird. Like a Sharknado movie, it delights me despite …

2018-06-18: Hello, Las Vegas!

2018-06-18: I have discovered the marvel known as the airplane exit row. Holy legroom, Batman!

2018-06-18: Happy Monday! Keep on being your beautiful selves, Micro.bloggers.

2018-06-18: Excellent advice on how to share news in the time of Trump. Instead of Trump’s propaganda, how about …

2018-06-17: I’m ready to tackle Dune! May take me a while, this book is huuge! 📚

2018-06-17: Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads on Micro.blog! 💐

2018-06-16: Oceans 8 was incredibly fun. 🤩

2018-06-15: They made a Flash musical and it’s adorable. 🎶

2018-06-15: I have been snipped and glossed like a well-groomed Wookie.

2018-06-15: Also, no one has tried to remove my head. Bonus. 👍🏼

2018-06-15: Update: I have signed up for a glossing. My hair is coated in what appears to be mayo. Excited to …

2018-06-15: Experiences in the salon: Smells nice. Wait. Is that woman shampooing a small dog in the sink? THAT …

2018-06-15: ‪I’m headed to the hair salon for the first time in a year. It’s time. I look like Chewbacca’s …

2018-06-14: 📷 Big sky over Seattle today.

2018-06-14: At some point I’ll need to reactivate Facebook long enough to download everyone’s birthdays. Like …

2018-06-14: Dungeons and Dragons Explained ❤️❤️❤️ Loved this little video by Vox!

2018-06-13: 📷 A quick walk.

2018-06-13: Coffee of the day. ☕️

2018-06-12: Excuse me while I watch Thor Ragnarok for the third time… 🤩🎶🤩🎶🤩🎶

2018-06-12: New on the blog! On Being Prolific

2018-06-11: After an evening with a British/German friend I’ve been trying to get my husband to refer to paper …

2018-06-11: Hey friends. I’m interested in some non-gimmicky reading on the topics of fitness and weight loss. …

2018-06-11: 📷 After the rain stopped.

2018-06-10: There’s gonna be a new Halloween movie featuring Jamie Lee Curtis. I’m SO ready.

2018-06-10: The road home. Grateful for a weekend of celebrating with family. ❤️

2018-06-10: Graduation festivities are over, but I’m not quite ready to return to civilization.The quiet in the …

2018-06-10: Thanks for the kind words all. 🙂

2018-06-09: Involuntary Turnover is currently #4 in the Detective category on Amazon! It also hit the top 40 for …

2018-06-09: A small town graduation. Congrats, Logan! ❤️

2018-06-09: Lunch in the country. 🌲

2018-06-08: Watching Brooklyn 99 and Terry Crews is a treasure.

2018-06-08: Small travel or big, I love it all.

2018-06-07: All set for my little brother’s HS graduation this weekend. 🎉 And I’m partly coated in glitter.

2018-06-07: Practiced my cussing. Wrote a blog post. Now I’m off to get some craft supplies for a secret …

2018-06-05: Kudos to whoever put a weighted hula hoop in the gym.

2018-06-05: When the Apple keynote mentioned “our oldest devices” and pointed to an iPhone6, I guffawed. I …

2018-06-04: The Good Witch TV show is like a cozy mystery without the murders. Almost too sweet, but fun to …

2018-06-04: I like to toss a problem at my subconscious and let it cook for a few days. 🧠 I’m always surprised …

2018-06-04: Glad to see everyone having fun at WWDC.

2018-06-04: Happy to have a rainy day. Makes the air feel happy. ☔️

2018-06-04: For micro Monday I suggest following @bitdepth for the excellent photography!

2018-06-02: You spoil us, Seattle.

2018-06-02: Save the Childern.

2018-05-31: I keep seeing these “be the light.” stickers downtown, hidden in plain sight. ❤️

2018-05-31: Edited 8000 words today and my brain feels like a used coffee filter. Workin’ on my stamina. 🧠 🎯

2018-05-30: If I introduce the email scammers offering me money to the telephone scammers demanding money, can I …

2018-05-30: 📷 Pretty day on the Seattle Waterfront.

2018-05-30: When you’re writing stories set in Seattle…

2018-05-29: Fascism: A Warning is the best book I’ve read all year. Seriously educational, moving, and profound. …

2018-05-29: Here’s the original photo. I used the noir filter in the micro.blog app for the other one. Pretty …

2018-05-29: 📷 Seattle Noir

2018-05-29: I’m attending Bouchercon for the first time this year. Can’t wait! 📚 Bouchercon: World Mystery …

2018-05-28: 5500 words edited today. Editing fiction feels like organizing a closet. Lots of good stuff in …

2018-05-28: Seattle’s famous gum wall is vandalized with business cards. First time I’ve seen that.

2018-05-28: I F$@&ing knew it! 😆 The Science of Why Swearing Reduces Pain

2018-05-27: Tapping out of Lost in Space. Such great potential, but those characters are too stupid to live. …

2018-05-27: 📷 Sunday in the city.

2018-05-26: Finished this month’s book club selection: Léon & Louise. Not my usual fare, but it was slow and …

2018-05-25: Solo was a fun movie. Great work all around, but I was especially impressed by Emilia Clarke’s …

2018-05-24: It’s a Sharknado 4 kind of night. 🦈 🌪 🦈

2018-05-24: Today I’m polishing Act One by reading it out loud. Super effective. SO SLOW. 🐌

2018-05-23: Tried kayaking today. $25 for an hour of double kayak time with my sweetie. I’m not usually a …

2018-05-23: We finished our Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch last night. That finale always punches me in the …

2018-05-22: From the ACLU: Amazon teams up with law enforcement to deploy dangerous new facial recognition …

2018-05-21: 📷 Plant your seeds everywhere. (Graffiti. Belltown Neighborhood. Seattle WA.)

2018-05-21: My latest Twitter tweak is unfollowing people who follow terrible people.

2018-05-20: I’m off to read Cal Newport’s book Deep Work for the fourth time. Still soaking it in. 📚

2018-05-19: What a lovely day it’s been! Grateful for the right kind of busyness. Work. Exercise. Friendship. …

2018-05-19: Busted out my old Roller Derby gear, put on my outdoor wheels, and went to the park. Bliss!

2018-05-19: Good Morning. 🌞

2018-05-18: New Post: What I’ll be Blogging About. Some thoughts on how I’ll be using my new author …

2018-05-18: Deadpool 2 was dirty silly fun. 👍🏼

2018-05-18: Confession: I don’t sign internet petitions because I see zero evidence they have any effect. 🤷🏼‍♀️

2018-05-17: Scary if true. (And it appears true.) US Cell Carriers Selling Access yo Real Time Location Data

2018-05-17: Poetry is better than pain relievers when I’m feeling under the weather. (Pictured: Dan Gilbert’s …

2018-05-16: Goodnight, all. Back on the path tomorrow.

2018-05-16: 📷 Azalea Way in the Springtime. (Arboretum. Seattle, WA)

2018-05-15: Watching Death in Paradise and now I have such an urge to drink Pina Coladas and solve crimes. 🧐

2018-05-15: Liked 🙌🏼 The VFX that made Black Panther’s suit possible

2018-05-15: Today I’m starting my second draft of the spy/crime novel. The revised outline alone is 12,000 …

2018-05-14: 📷 Taken by accident.

2018-05-14: 📷 A walk along the waterfront. (Myrtle Edwards Park. Seattle, WA)

2018-05-14: For Micro Monday I recommend following @jamesshelley because his blog is a delight. 🙂

2018-05-14: From my morning pages: Why get upset about what I cannot control? May as well shout at the sun. 🌞

2018-05-12: Carne Asada and Cuban sandwiches in Spanaway? Nice to see some decent grub in the old neighborhood. …

2018-05-11: 📷 A little slice of Seattle history. Six metal “Welcome Mats” commemorating places that don’t exist …

2018-05-10: Yeesh. Another privacy disaster. 😬 Digital Photocopiers Loaded with Secrets

2018-05-10: Well, I’m pleased. 🙂 Rick and Morty get 70 more Episodes

2018-05-09: Delicious comic books. 🤩

2018-05-09: It’s highly addictive!

2018-05-07: It’s time for a new tradition! A Keanu Reeves Film Festival. Good friends, snacks, and a different …

2018-05-07: Today I’m researching style and tone for the new novel. Third person POV is more difficult than …

2018-05-07: I’m surprised at Starbucks for getting into bed with Nestle. An odd choice of partner for an …

2018-05-06: 📷 A walk in the park. (Arboretum. Seattle, WA)

2018-05-06: Have you seen my list of Recommended Books for Writers on Goodreads? ✍️

2018-05-05: There’s a new season of Death in Paradise on Netflix and I’m a happy camper. 🏝

2018-05-04: A 400 square foot condo in my area is listed for 465k. Seattle has gone from expensive to …

2018-05-04: My characters are ready for tomorrow’s DnD game. Woohoo! 🗡 🐉 🍻

2018-05-04: We have survived the Costco run. The strategic Coke Zero reserve has been replenished. 💸

2018-05-03: US economic policy is so bad these days that even my iPhone game is mocking us.

2018-05-03: 📷 What a gorgeous day! (Pioneer Square, Seattle)

2018-05-03: I’m trying out a sticky note method for developmental editing. Every chapter/scene from the first …

2018-05-02: Spring is rushing in.

2018-05-01: Making maple-miso carrots for tomorrow’s lunch. Smells good! Click for recipe

2018-05-01: I’ve reached the point where I need to read the all books I’ve got piled up before I order any more. …

2018-05-01: “Don’t bother winning the argument. Just win.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb

2018-05-01: Happy to be back home in Seattle. I missed my mechanical keyboard and my friends. 🙂🙃🙂

2018-04-30: Time to catch up on Supernatural! 📺

2018-04-30: Why do I love travel by train? On a plane I feel like cargo. On a train I feel like a human being.

2018-04-30: Am I doing this right? 🙂 For Micro Monday I suggest you all follow @lioncourt and check out his …

2018-04-29: Alas, all pet sitting gigs must come to an end. We had fun hanging out with this dork!

2018-04-28: Thanks to Janet at Indigo books for helping me find a good thriller to read! 📚 …

2018-04-28: [No spoilers] Huzzah to all the talented people who made Infinity War! I was floored. Still am. Wow. …

2018-04-27: Cat sitting day 7: Kitty hurled himself at the window in an attempt to catch a helicopter. Never …

2018-04-27: Coffee of the day. ❤️☕️

2018-04-26: Glad to be seeing Infinity War tomorrow. Dodging spoilers is taking some effort. 🎥

2018-04-26: 📷 This bookstore is messy, labyrinthine, and smells like heaven. (McLeod’s Books, Vancouver BC.)

2018-04-26: Revision time. I’m going in! 🤓

2018-04-25: Cat sitting day five: chin scratches. 🐱

2018-04-25: 📷 Coffee of the day is from Honolulu Coffee. I love Kona coffee! Such a treat. ☕️

2018-04-25: Tomorrow, I read through my first draft. That’s always a tense moment! 😮

2018-04-24: New Post! Independent Bookstore Day is on Saturday 📚

2018-04-24: 📷 Canadian Graffiti. 🇨🇦

2018-04-24: 📷 A view from our afternoon walk. (Vancouver, BC. Canada.)

2018-04-24: RSS update: I like Reeder 3’s functionality, but this grayscale UI is grating on me. It makes my …

2018-04-24: Tuesday! I’m working on a book outline today. What are you fine people up to? 🙂

2018-04-23: 📷 Pet sitting day three. 😽

2018-04-23: When you’ve got cookies locked down so hard that it takes you 15 minutes to buy something …

2018-04-23: 📷 An (edited) construction sign in Vancouver BC.

2018-04-22: 📷 Pet sitting day two. 🏙

2018-04-22: 📷 I adore the tiny Aquabus ferries. So cute and functional. (Vancouver, BC. Canada)

2018-04-22: I saw this sign and felt confused. But I guess it’s a thing? 😆 Barbie Wearing a Meat Dress Is the …

2018-04-22: I’m running a trial of FeedBin and liking what I see… Any recommendations for an iOS app?

2018-04-21: 📷 City, sea, & sand. (Vancouver, BC)

2018-04-21: Pet sitting day one. 🐱 💜

2018-04-20: Arrival in Vancouver BC. 🇨🇦

2018-04-19: 📷 Be The Light (Belltown Neighborhood. Seattle, WA. USA)

2018-04-19: New Post! How I’m Replacing Facebook

2018-04-19: When your SO respects your Futurama fandom: “I got some bonine for our travel kit. … I mean, …

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2018-04-18: It’s good to have choices. 😆

2018-04-17: 📷 A reminder of what used to be. (Union Station: Seattle, WA. USA)

2018-04-17: Not bad for a non-techie! I mapped my hosted microblog to my domain, and I wrote a What is This? …

2018-04-17: Beautiful day at the library. 📚

2018-04-17: Finished the first draft of my novel. Woot! My first thriller, and my first book written in third …

2018-04-16: I’m amused by this dedication on an old copy of The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie.

2018-04-16: I’m taking a class called Conjunctions, Connectives, and Adverb Clauses. Because my comma usage …

2018-04-16: Happy Monday, everyone. May your coffee be strong and your tasks be light and easy. 👊🏼

2018-04-15: I love lazy Sundays. ❤️

2018-04-15: I’m working on my “Post Card Status Update” project. Replacing Facebook with physical mail to …

2018-04-15: This cell phone monitoring technology is scary. 😬 Time to go back to carrier pigeon? Pentagon wants …

2018-04-14: Finally watched Get Out by Jordan Peele. Awesome horror movie! Smart and scary. 🎥

2018-04-14: 🙌🏼 Liked: Podcast “Deep Work” by Hidden Brain. itunes.apple.com/us/podcas…

2018-04-14: Weekend reading. 📚

2018-04-14: Saturdays are made for waffles and Scooby Do. 😀 Yet Daphne’s eyes always creep me out. shudders

2018-04-13: It is raining sideways in Seattle. ☔️ And there’s a daredevil bird out there doing wild maneuvers. …

2018-04-13: I just realized I’ve written 50k words in the last 30 days. A personal record! Good ones too. 😉 …

2018-04-13: Hello! This is my first Micro.blog post. I’m excited about the potential of the indie web.

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