Laurie Colwin (June 14, 1944 – October 24, 1992) was born in Manhattan, New York City, and grew up in Lake Ronkonkoma, on Long Island, Philadelphia and Chicago, the second child of Estelle Colwin (née Woolfson) and Peter Colwin. In Philadelphia, she attended the Cheltenham High School, which inducted her posthumously into their Hall of Fame in 1999. Colwin is the author of five novels.
Krys Freeman is a writer, viral media strategist and activist. A child of the digital age, she likes to be thought of as a web 2.0 evangelist. By day, Krys serves as the Web Project Manager for GreenBiz Group.
Kathleen Jessie Raine was born in London in 1908, where she grew up; taking on a number of unsatisfactory jobs. Through one of her later jobs she met the nephew of the Indian mystic Rama Coomaraswamy Tambimuttu, who invited her to contribute to his new magazine, Poetry London, she did of course, and soon developed a lifelong passion for all things Indian.
Posted in 31 Days of Notable Women, general interest, poetry, women poets, women writers, Women's History
Tagged 31 Days of Notable Women, England, Kathleen Jessie Raine, London, poetry, Poetry London magazine, women poets, women writers, Womens History Month
Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer, Greentech Editor, GigaOm
Fehrenbacher has been a reporter covering technology for close to a decade, and has covered green technology for the past five years. She is a Senior Writer and Features Editor for GigaOM. Previously she was a reporter for Red Herring, an editor at Engadget and a reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Posted in 31 Days of Notable Women, environment, general interest, green jobs, renewable energy, women in business, women in green economic development, women writers, Women's History
Tagged 31 Days of Notable Women, green jobs, renewable energy, women in green economic development, women writers, Womens History Month
Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian writer and poet. She was one of the first Canadians to make a living as a freelance writer.
Posted in 31 Days of Notable Women, famous firsts, general interest, poetry, women poets, women writers, Women's History
Tagged 31 Days of Notable Women, famous firsts, Isabella Crawford, poetesses, women poets, women writers, Womens History Month
Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger. To read more about this amazing woman, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_Ephron
Posted in 31 Days of Notable Women, fun trivia, general interest, women directors, women writers, Women's History
Tagged 31 Days of Notable Women, Nora Ephron, women directors, women journalists, women playwrights, women screenwriters, Womens History Month
I’ve written an unusual science fiction novel “Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time”. Creating my own world, peoples and language, the book is a “preventable vision of the future” with its hooks deep into renewable energy and the impending World Water Wars. The science in my book utilizes ocean energy and photovoltaics to power their daily world. People from the past become the Gods of the Future as they appear through the Rips in Time.
You can find “Anti-Vigilante and the Rips in Time” at Amazon.com today, just follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Vigilante-Rips-Time-Diane-Tegarden/dp/0974536911/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350751953&sr=1-2&keywords=Anti-Vigilante
Posted in book talk, environment, general interest, ocean energy, On Writing, renewable energy, science fiction, solar power, Water issues, women writers
Tagged amazon.com, Anti-Vigilante and the Rips in Time, Diane Tegarden, ocean energy, OTEC, renewable energy, Sci-fi, science fiction, World Water Wars
An acrostic poem is one where the first letter of every line spells a word, when read in a straight line vertically. The poem should demonstrate or define that word. My poem is a one word description of myself, called “Maverick”.
Majestic. Alone. I’ll go my own way,
Avoiding leaders and followers, what they may say.
Vested now in my solitude and sweet silence,
Envy and conflict, a rare occurrence.
Reaching beyond my own limits, no one judging why,
Incorrigible, a true radical, with authority I’ll vie.
Can you understand my desire to be completely free?
Know that this solitary journey, is the real me.
Contribute your own acrostic here, if ya like!