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Books by a NYC-based author/photographer with a love for jazz music, coffee, sarcasm, and sushi. She/her. Words not minced. Don't DM me unless asked/invited.
Aug 3, 2021 28 tweets 5 min read
Finally, NYC is going to be checking vax cards before admitting people to restaurants, to venues, gyms, etc.

THANK YOU. I've been waiting for this.

The people who are refusing to get vaxxed are the same people who love QAnon and conspiracy theories.

A thread.
I live in a "conservative" enclave. Meaning - Orthodox/Hasidim, Hispanics, and Russians. Myself being Russian born, I have some insight to the mindset, even though I grew out of it, so bear with me here.
These people do not like/trust doctors. Some of it has historic merit.
Jul 28, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
People really need to leave #SimoneBiles alone.

She's saving her own life, and the lives of MANY others in the sport. This is commendable.

The number of people who are whining about her really have no concept of how dangerous gymnastics actually is.

A thread.
I think everyone remembers how Kerri Strug vaulted for a second time on a severely injured ankle in the 1996 Atlanta games.

I never forgot it. Why? Because I was fucking **horrified**.

I was a 11yo watching it. I'm Eastern-European by birth and grew up on the Olympics.
Mar 3, 2021 17 tweets 4 min read
So, I'm in NY and my governor is being accused of sexual harassment.
Look. Whether or not he's guilty of it, that's secondary.
I'm gonna explain it real quick, so have a seat.

A thread.

Andrew Cuomo is the son of Mario Cuomo, who was governor here in the 90s. Whatever. Set that aside for a moment.
Know what's the hottest thing on the NY news? #TrumpFraud.
Because the Manhattan DA has indictments in store for that whole "clan".

Feb 15, 2021 15 tweets 4 min read
The Qs are pissed at the GOP senators who voted to convict. I think they're also pissed at #MoscowMitch who said very plainly that their hero is guilty. (How he voted isn't relevant here... bear with me for explanation).

This is a good thing.

A thread.

The GOP is fracturing into the old conservatives and the QAnons. The old guard wants to split and form a new party.

This should be encouraged by all and any means necessary.

Not because we want this new party. But because they will lose because of a fractured base.

Feb 14, 2021 17 tweets 5 min read
H'ok. Time to sound off, now that I've calmed down from the rage of what happened earlier, and while yeah, I'm still pretty angry, there's some things that do have to be said.

Let's begin, shall we? A thread

I know it looks like the #Democrats caved in hard.
I know, because that is what they did.

I also know what hashtags I saw in my list as I was typing out this hashtag. Here's the deal: Dems are still seen as Public Enemy #1.

Feb 9, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
Ahh yes. the old debate of " #indiebooks can't possibly be good enough" compared to trad-pub.
Come the fuck on.
Like... really. Can these self-important verbose parsnips come up with *anything* more original than this?

A thread. Again.
I've been hearing the #selfpub vs. trad-pub debacle for the entire 15 years that I've been writing.
It's been bullshit every second of those 15 years.

Frankly, I love (sarcasm) how trad-pub authors think that they're somehow better than their #selfpublished counterparts.
Feb 6, 2021 23 tweets 16 min read
So, I got into a LONG!!! talk with a reader/friend of mine about the world of publishing. Now, I'm not an expert, but staring down the release of my 6th book (holy shit, 6th?!), I have to reflect on a few realities of publication & open a dialogue with the #WritingCommunity
A bit of background: I've been writing since 2006. I self-pub'd my first book in 2009, and continued with self-pub ever since. This was just before self-publication became vogue. And it was a conscious choice - and it was also how I learned what I know. The hard way.

Jan 9, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Wow. People are whining about 1984 because the Carrot Caligula got kicked off twitter.

Here's something I learned both 1) in high school civics, 2) college constitutional law class, 3) lifetime of being on the internet since before social media:

You will see two things:
1) that your social medium of choice is A BUSINESS, OWNED PRIVATELY. No, public trading doesn't make it publicly owned.
2) that said business has the right to DENY SERVICE TO ANYONE.

Which is legalese for "play nicely and we won't boot your ass"

Jan 8, 2021 21 tweets 5 min read
So...let's have a lil chat about what's been going on and what's to come: a thread.
We now know, beyond a doubt as it's videoed:
1) Capitol cops were in on it
2) trump and his brood were right about orgasmic watching it
3) It was cosigned by many officials

including the DOD appointees trump ushered in at the last second - this was why
4) the people who are resigning now stayed on to see if the coup would work.
Now, none of us who could tell this was coming are surprised one little bit.