Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

Some Useful Thoughts from Outside the Field

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Eric Owyoung is a composer and musician who performs with his band as Future of Forestry.? Like many another creative type, he also does teaching gigs (hey, my co-author and I have done…

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Peeve of the Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Listen up, people. I keep reading bits of narrative lately where a character who’s walking around aimlessly or randomly is described as “milling about.” No. Milling about is not something one person does,…

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
From the Sibling Cabal’s No Story Is Sacred podcast, this trenchant observation – now with accompanying graphic – is available for purchase on mugs and more at Redbubble.

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Sometimes It’s an Analog Problem

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
For the past few days, I’ve been having really bad audio playback problems on my desktop computer – sounds dropping out, sounds being fuzzy, dialogue on videos suddenly becoming harder to follow.? Because…

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Pointing With Pride

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Romance writer Debra Jess, who’s one of my editorial clients, just won a Maggie Award from the Georgia Romance Writers for her novella, A Secret Rose, which (ahem) I edited. From one Debra…

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Benefit Concert (Mexico and Puerto Rico)

Benefit Concert for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois Suggested donations taken at the door: Adults $10, Children $5 Additional donations are appreciated. Cash … Continue reading

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How It Turned Out

Some of y’all may recall the post From My Mail a while back, requesting votes to get a grant from State Farm for Camp Mariposa in Nashua, NH. Camp Mariposa is a mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth (ages … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week Has Rolled Around Again

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because the people who want to control what the rest of us read just don’t ever stop. (Confession time here.? I’m a First Amendment purist, of the stripe which, if we were talking…

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Dotard!

The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition.   As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant.  In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Calling, However Briefly

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Every once in a while, I run across something that makes me wish for a moment that I’d stayed in Academia.† Like this call for papers: Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the…

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