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Hacked By Imam

Hacked By Imam with Love

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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in My Writing


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Hacked By Not Matter who am i

i am white Hat Hacker please update your wordpress

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Posted by on August 30, 2015 in My Essays


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Rewarding good deeds with free books

So earlier today, Vince Wilson re-tweeted this from Kris Lindbeck into my twitter stream:

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So follow Kris and do this if you would like to take her up on her generous offer. And, as is tradition in art, when you see a quality idea, take it and make it unique to you. or, as the saying goes, “Good writers borrow. Great writers steal.”. You may also send your information about how you give of your time (or proof of your donation that is at least $5) to me at dyed bright here (all run together) (at) gmail (dot) com and I will also l send you an ebook version of my upcoming book, Deep Breaths & Chocolate.

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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in My Essays, My Writing


Deep Breaths & Chocolate Cover Reveal

This cover was done by Scott E. Pond.  The underlying artwork is from a watercolor that I painted (so it’s extra special to me). Scott turned that painting into a tapestry, then created the perfect cover for my first volume of poems.  The release date is November 1, 2013 (in ebook, audiobook, and paperback versions). You can sample the ebook version now at Smashwords. It will be out in time for the holiday season (it will make a GREAT gift!).

Deep Breaths & Chocolate by Sue Baiman

Deep Breaths & Chocolate by Sue Baiman


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Posted by on August 17, 2013 in My Writing


2nd Annual “Create Something Day”

Mark your calendars!

August 6, 2013 is the 2nd annual “Create Something Day”

The post on how I decided to do this last year is here.

And, the post on how that day went last year is here.

I’ve decided to do what I did last year again. That is, to declare my birthday to be “Create Something Day”. Because, it’s my birthday and I can do what I damn well please (provided I don’t break any laws). And, just because.

I try to not ask for much from people. This is one thing I am asking for though. Mark your calendar and on August 6, 2013 create something. You probably will anyway without really even giving it any thought. If you’re reading this, odds are you’re a person who is attuned to their own creativity already. But, I want you to be mindful of that creativity. Just for one day. Purposefully set out to do something creative. Anything. That’s all I ask.

If you want to let me know what you did, that would be great. You can use the comment section or drop me a guest post.

And, as always, if you are in the mood to share your thoughts on creativity, art, or inspiration, guest posts are always welcome. Instructions on submitting a guest post are on the Contributors page.



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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in My Essays, My Writing


Garaaga’s Children: Ancients

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I’ve had the tremendous pleasure of reading all of the stories in the Garaaga’s Children: Ancients series by Paul E. Cooley and been fortunate to be able to voice a few of the female characters in the Parsec  Award nominated podcast versions of some of these stories.

These stories start before the written word, when stories were passes down from one teller to the next. These are the stories that became the legends. The stories of the hunters, the hunted, and the story tellers themselves. Stories of love and war. Of sex and violence. Of ancient religions, warriors, and scholars.

These stories represent the beginning of an ever expanding saga. Garaaga, his children, their followers, and their hunters are not just the stuff of legends. They are around in the here and now as well. There are so many more stories to come as Cooley chronicles these groups as they battle their way through history.

Ancients is the first volume of the Garaaga’s Children tales.

Now, these stories are being published in a limited edition hard cover version that is being offered as a special package that includes the signed numbered hardcover, bonus materials, a bonus story, special ebook, and the audiobook. All for just $35.

These aren’t the stories that legends are made of. These are the legends themselves. Go back to the beginning and discover the truth of Garaaga for yourself.

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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in My Essays


Looking Back

The idea of creativity and the act of creation is such a simple one: producing something from nothing. Yes, I have oversimplified. But, really, that’s what we’re talking about. How that equation plays out is different for each of us and different for each something we create. So, the complexity that results is staggering. I love that!

Chocolate Scotch has been around for 18 months now and as today is the end of 2012 it seems like an appropriate time to take stock of life, the universe, and everything. Getting people of all walks of life, who create in different ways, to share their thoughts on creativity, art, and/or inspiration in the hopes of adding kindling to people’s creative flame is the goal at ChocolateScotch. That there are poems, audio posts, stories, essays, and letters here thrills me. So far, there have been 78 guest posts in the Creativity Blog Project. This is a lot less than I had hoped to have by now; yet they are a stunning collection of thoughts.

In looking back, I know I’ve not given this site the time and energy it requires to grow over the past year. As with a lot of my creative endeavors, I started out by giving it my undivided attention and over time let myself get sidetracked. As with all things, moderation is key. I know now that publishing a guest post a day was an insane way to start this project. It took way too much of my time and made sustaining that output (once the initial pile was posted) all but impossible. That is, and have any kind of life beyond these pages.

For the coming year, I would like to post a couple of guest posts a month. Every other week seems reasonable; one a week would be ideal. If you’ve already contributed but have another thought on creativity that you would like to share, by all means submit again. If you haven’t already contributed, why not?

If you are already on the awesome page of contributors and would like to update your information, please send an email with how you would like your bio blurb to read now. And, if you are updating that, I urge you to consider sending in some new thoughts as well (but this is not required).

If I had to sum up the past year in a single word, it would be grateful. Grateful for all of the support I have received from friends old and new. Grateful for the amazing and inspiring posts so many have contributed here. Grateful to be doing things I love like writing and editing. Grateful for too many people and things to list them all here. Mostly, grateful for you.

Thank you for reading.

Here’s to a brand new year and the creations we all bring forth therein.



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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in My Essays, My Writing