Archive for January, 2018

As an author, blogger, and Medium contributor, I’m always painfully aware of language. And I use the word “painfully” advisedly: as the daughter of a mother who had a genius-level IQ, and the niece of a retired English professor, a paranoia of a kind is always present when I’m writing. Open Live Writer, my favorite […]

Why Are Writers Afraid to Seek Critiquing?

Posted: 10th January 2018 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, reading, Writing
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A. J. Liebling once said, “Freedom of the press is only guaranteed to those who own one.” Now we live in the age of the Internet, where anyone with a network connection owns a printing press. This is both a boon and a disaster. A boon in the sense that information can be shared widely […]


Posted: 8th January 2018 by Robyn Jane in Collaboration, Photography
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I recently discovered a new (well, new to me, anyway) photo sharing site. Unsplash is a source for high-resolution, high-quality photographs. What makes them different from other similar sites is that you can use all of the images royalty-free. What does that mean in practical terms? Unsplash License (for users) All photos published on Unsplash […]

The Trouble With Loose Leaf Tea

Posted: 5th January 2018 by Robyn Jane in Tea
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No, I’m not talking about loose leaf in the terms of notebooks; rather I’m referring to my favorite way of brewing tea. When I woke up this morning, it was 1℉/-17℃ outside. Which meant I was in a hurry for my first cuppa, which in turn meant I wasn’t going to take the time to […]

What If I Told You That Jesus DIDN’T Die For Your Sins?

Posted: 3rd January 2018 by Robyn Jane in History, Hope, religion
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Yes, yes, I know…this is supposed to be a religion-free zone. But in the United States, the state and religion are also supposed to be separated, and they’re not. So this post is going to be a potpourri of observations I’ve made over the course of my life, and how I ended up an atheist. […]