Interesting Reads – The Late April/Early May Edition

It’s amazing the interesting things you can find when you just start paying attention and looking for them. Just sayin’.

  1. Frances Glessner Lee: How a Late Bloomer’s Deathly Dollhouses Transformed the Forensics Field – Later Bloomer | Debra Eve
    I found Debra through the last WordPress University ‘class’ I participated in, and had never encountered the ‘later bloomer’ idea in culture before, though I certainly felt that I was lagging behind the world in certain areas. Later Bloomers just seem to take longer to reach certain milestones in their lives, and I feel that description certainly fits me. Later Bloomers, though, seem to have a significant impact in the world once they hit their stride. Like Frances Glessner Lee. Although I couldn’t stop thinking about the Miniature Killer episodes from CSI as I read this particular post.
  2. Here Ya Go. The Winning Story! – heylookawriterfellow
    Not too long ago, Mike Allegra (I’ve been following his blog for a few years now) had a doodle contest (these are fairly regular on his blog). This time, he was also offering up a short story. While I didn’t ‘compete’ this time, his story made me laugh.
  3. Is Living Off The Land a Pipe Dream? – The Rustic Elk
    This was a very timely post for me. I’m a very goal-oriented person, and while five years ago I would probably never have dreamed that living off the land was going to be a serious goal of mine, it’s a daunting one. And when goals daunt me, I tend to not think about them, even while simultaneously completing tasks toward them so I can at least feel like I didn’t give up. My problem: land is expensive in Oklahoma, especially if you want land with a water source. We’re not ready/willing to move out-of-state at this point (though that may change), and we’re definitely not in a financially secure enough spot to buy land on top of our current mortgage. I could, technically, go out and find a full-time job again, but then I would have the energy for anything else (been there, done that, not fun). So for now, I’m stuck pursuing my dreams on a shoestring budget. And this post was a good reminder of some additional steps I can take with where we’re at now.
  4. Somebody’s Already Written a Story Like The One You’re Writing, And That’s Okay. – Bryn Donovan
    This is a hard thing a lot of creatives struggle with. It seems like every time I come up with a new story idea, within a week I see that someone else has done it. I try not to fret, because I don’t usually have time to write it right then anyway, but it is disconcerting. And with blogging, too – the struggle to find a unique platform is hard. But everyone has their own twist. It’s just a matter of finding your own voice.
  5. Easy (and Rich) Beef Stew – Font of Randomness
    From my friend Serena (a fellow Ferret). This looks positively delicious! Plus, easy recipes. I love easy recipes.

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Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.