My Shore Leave 2014 Schedule

It’s that time of year again! I will be a guest on four different panels at this weekend’s Shore Leave convention in Hunt Valley, MD. Friday, August 1 7-8pm in the concierge suite Gender in Fandom I will be moderating, and my fellow panelists will be Lorraine Anderson, Rigel Ailur, and Susan Olesen Saturday, August…

Bleys Says Hi

If you know geeks who have pets, there’s a pretty decent chance that you know geeks whose pets are named after characters from a book, comic, television series, or film.  In all actuality, you may even know geeks whose children are named after genre characters (who, me?).  Given this information, it will probably not surprise…

Incentives for Wee Geeks

When i first started blogging, I was worried that I might become just another Mommy blogger.  There is nothing wrong with being a Mommy Blogger, but I had this notion that, somehow, I would no longer have interests of my own.  Obviously, that’s not how it actually works. Another concern I had, as a parent…

Tracking the Past

I recently found a new hobby.  Okay, actually, it’s a new obsession.  I have begun tracking my family tree.  I have always wanted to do this, but felt I didn’t have the time.  In fact, I don’t have any extra time, but I decided it was a more productive use of the time between when…

Creativity and me

I started this blog as a place where I could geek out about things, share ideas, and, yes, talk about the cool stuff I do with my kids.  It somehow became much more about the kids than the geekery.  Perhaps this is a stage that all parents go through, perhaps it is just a stage…

My Life is Like a Spiderweb

Here it is, January 2012. Some believe it is the end of the world. Many of us know that the Mayan calendar does not end, but begins again. Does this mean that history is doomed to repeat itself, as the calendar repeats? One thing I have noticed over the past year (from filling out dates…

Geektober!

It’s here! The busiest month of my year! So much to do, and seemingly never enough time! I could shock you all with a listing of my schedule for the month, which includes fundraisers, PTA events, and oh so many birthday parties… but I don’t want to remind myself of the monumental size of my…

Maps and other exciting things!

I want to start out by mentioning that my post about books came a few days too soon, because it was just shy of the release date of No Small Bills, Aaron’s latest novel.  It has only been out a few days, and has already been featured on the NOOK blog, and made it onto…

Time to Geek Out about books!

Today, for Speak Out With Your Geek Out, I would like to brag a little bit about how lucky I am.  You see, I have the privilege of being married to the very talented and extremely awesome Aaron Rosenberg!  Not only is he fabulous in all the ways a spouse should be, he is also…