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Month: January 2022

A Bowl of Red

A Bowl of Red

By G. S. Norwood It’s time for “a bowl of red.” We are in the middle of what passes for winter in Texas. Not like the deep freeze we had last winter, thank goodness. A typical Texas winter means we have many days when the temperatures hang in the mid-fifties during the day, sometimes dropping into the twenties overnight. And when temperatures drop in Texas, Texans make chili. A Bowl of Red Chili looms large in Texas mythology. Cue the…

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Cooking? Oh, Joy!

Cooking? Oh, Joy!

By G. S. Norwood Way back in July 2021, I wrote a blog post about how cooking your day-in-day-out meals can be fun, if you don’t get too hung up in the snobbery of hobby cooking. I even wrote a follow-up post about comfort food. And here I am, still at it. Still searching for those perfect recipes that are tasty, nutritious, and enjoyable enough for me to think, “Cooking? Oh, Joy!” The Classic Five I read somewhere that most…

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The Future we Want, and How to Get There

The Future we Want, and How to Get There

By Jan S. Gephardt The header quote-image has been a consistent favorite (among my most-clicked-on images) since I first published it in January 2018. For a science fiction writer, “the future is something we create” has a double meaning, of course (I’ll get back to that in a bit). But if we’re creating our future through our collective choices and actions, what kind of future are we making? Consider the view from where you stand today. Is it truly the…

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What do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

What do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

By G. S. Norwood In the previous blog post, I wrote about my career in the arts. That started me thinking about all the bad career advice I got along the way—back when I was still trying to answer that age-old question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Back then, in the Stone Age, little White American girls had two basic career choices beyond wife and mother. We could be a teacher or a nurse. Little…

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