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2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced!

Originally posted on Rebecca Roanhorse:
And I’m one of them!! My short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM” was nominated for Nebula. I am still in shock that SWFA peeps even know I exist, so this is beyond cool. Thank you all who voted. The full list of nominees is here: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2017-nebula-award-finalists-announced/

Once again…with feeling

Originally posted on Some Connectedness:
I was finishing up a day of sightseeing in Florence that included wandering around Oltrarno but also the complete Duomo experience where I not only climbed up to the top of the Duomo but also Giotto’s tower so I could see it from above, over 400 stairs high each. After…

What being a Fulbrighter taught me

Originally posted on Mademoiselle Mpala:
Four years ago, was the first time I travelled to the USA with a Fulbright scholarship. I had just graduated from high school and was very enthusiastic about the path that laid ahead of me. It was also the first time I gained confidence in myself and my abilities because…

“Hello! My Name Is …”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
People love talking about their work. I remember when Dr. Samantha Christiansen told me that. As usual, she was right. During my doctoral program, I have hunted e-mail addresses for people whose work I admire. With Google’s assistance in locating people through various means (publishers, social media accounts, faculty…

“If it’s on the Internet, it must be true.”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
Earlier this week, I witnessed a digital public lynching. A nasty Facebook post – including information that was misunderstood and/or taken way out of context – started an avalanche of hatred, false allegations, threats, profanity, and abuse unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my 20+ years as a communicator. Want…

Teachings & Traditions Tuesday: The Medicine Wheel

Originally posted on A Tribe Called Beauty:
“The circle of the Medicine Wheel represents represents harmony with nature and with all our relatives. The earth turns in a circle, and the birds make their nests in circles; the Anishnaabe dance in a circle, and the four seasons of life: childhood, youth, middle age and elder…

Chapter 8: Holiday Spirits

Originally posted on mariahsmeanderings:
It’s Pronounced like ‘Yash,’ actually, chapter 8: Holiday Spirits Sophia’s hand squeezed mine as we shoved through the crowd, breaking temporarily into an empty space where we could breathe and reorient ourselves. I felt a twinge of guilt at having chosen to cut through the packed, ever-forward-shuffling mass of people in…