Jerks

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AT&T may be the most irritating company ever. They think our account is past due because we’re not paying the setup fee we were told didn’t exist…and guys kept showing up at the door even though we had said we would self-install & they wouldn’t be allowed to touch our devices/network anyway…they’ve apologized & said

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Hi folks! A few of you have apparently been bothered by the image I’ve sent out in my last few emails (for those of you who subscribe to the blog via email). Well, basically? Tough. Those people are all members of my family, and I love them, and I think the picture is kind of

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Have you guys heard about this? I’m kind of tired of hearing about it already. I mean, it’s a problem…but at the same time I see it as a self-inflicted sort of thing all around. Amazon’s not paying a lot of attention, we writers let them get away with it, and so forth. Bright side:

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Well, maybe. Thing is, I like fooling around with Twitter. Once upon a time I had about 47K “followers” (mostly other writers), and it was fun to play with them online. But I eventually decided I was spending far too much time on that game. I tried to justify it as a business-related thing (you

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Not that it’s too hard for them to do so. Yesterday I tried to publish my story True North on Amazon’s site. They say they need, sometimes, 12 hours to publish English-language ebooks. My experience is that they generally take less time than that. The thing was “In Review” for only a few minutes, and

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I’m writing this from my iPhone, because my office has been thoroughly disassembled. It’s now mostly temporary storage for stuff we’re going to try to sell. (Though chances are this won’t actually turn out to be a good use of either time or space!) As for why that happened? Well, remember how I said my