Category Archives: Parenting

My Childhood Emotional Abuse, or, Patriarch’s Day, Part 3

(Trigger warning: child emotional abuse.) _______________ Foreword: This is the third in a series of related posts on sexual abuse and harassment, misogyny, and the science fiction and fantasy community. The first post was here (“A Clockwork Clarion”). The second … Continue reading

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My Childhood Sexual Assault, or, Patriarch’s Day, Part 2

(Trigger warning, in case the title doesn’t make it clear: child sexual assault.) _______________ Foreword: This post is in solidarity with Moira Greyland (daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and Walter Breen), Cath Schaff-Stump, and other survivors of childhood abuse and … Continue reading

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Traveler seeks home; speaker seeks voice; leaper seeks faith

The spousal unit recently shared on Twitter a post I wrote back in 2007 about surveillance, privacy, governmental overreach, and Cory Doctorow’s wonderful book, LITTLE BROTHER. It got me to thinking about who I used to be, and who I am … Continue reading

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Writers Write

Fiends, Romulans, Mouseketeers: take a potty break, warm up your personal poison, and settle in. This will be a long ride. Canadian blogger and independent academic Kathryn Allan has written a review of my book Up Against It that is … Continue reading

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