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Laurel L. Russwurm
I'm currently working on my novel "Inconstant Moon".
Interests: writer, mom, environmentalist, internet freedom fighter
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Years after naming my child for my grandfather did I learn that it was an Anglicization of his real name. Not so long ago people with ethnic surnames were encouraged to anglicize them so they would fit in better in Canada. Canadian spelling is legitimate, but finding a single authoritative authority (as evidenced by many of the the previous comments) the differences between what we were taught in school and the American spellings used by our media have left many of us even more confused. I actually found my way here because I'm a Canadian writer self publishing my first novel, and I want the spelling to be Canadian. But like Wendy, I've long held a suspicion that the Arts Centre was spelled differently than the one in the middle. Glad to have that one cleared up. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2012 on Center or Centre? at Ask the English Teacher
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On the subject of permanence: I use for microblogging, most often in conjunction with Twitter, and so far all my "dents" can still be retrieved there. So far I've written 7576 notices beginning Friday 28th August 2009 Dents can cross over to Twitter where they become Tweets. I've 9,780 Tweets due to participating in Twitter live-chats, but I try to post the "keepers" on On the subject of length: It's lovely hearing that longer blog posts are better... here I've been worrying since mine are far longer than average.
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I just got a new kind of SCAM: The title of this micro-blog-post was the subject line of the email. The scammer is pretending to be my email administrator!. NOT! Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator, You are currently running on 20.9GB. You may not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox please click the link below: [LINK EXPUNGED - it was BOGUS) Thanks System Administrator Because I know my email administrator personally I knew right away that this was false.... Continue reading
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I've been critically re-reading some of my favorite genre authors to try and keep my head in the right place for writing my own novel. So I was only part way through my re-read of Frances Fyfield's "Undercurrents" when I picked up Cory Doctorow's new novel Makers from Wordsworth Books. Since I was otherwise occupied (living in the boonies, one must grab the books one wants when the opportunity arises, particularly since I would much rather patronize an excellent book shop than, say, Amazon. Don't get me wrong, Amazon does a lot right... it is great to get for getting... Continue reading
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