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Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

The stories are made up, but the problems are real.

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Name:
Marissa Lingen
Birthdate:
26 July 1978
External Services:
  • marissalingen@gmail.com
  • mrissa@livejournal.com
Schools:
"A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance."
To live in one of those times need not mean turning one’s back on the other.

--John M. Ford

To live is to war with trolls
In the holds of the heart and mind;
To write is to hold
Judgment Day over the self.
--Henrik Ibsen


(I'm actually a good deal more interested in fighting trolls than in Judgment Day -- and a good deal more in agreement with that part of the quote, as it happens.)

I'm a freelance writer of speculative fiction and educational materials. I have lived in Omaha, NE; Lawrence, KS; St. Peter, MN; Toledo, OH; Corvallis, OR; Concord, CA; and Hayward, CA. If you think you know me from any of those places, try me and see. I am, however, a Minnesota girl all the way through. I am in love with this state.

I used to be in nuclear physics at LLNL, but I'm recovering from that. Close call, there.

(And Livejournal is smoking crack: I do NOT live in St. Paul. I live in Eagan. Which is on the west side of the river, dammit.)

My other journal was syndicated at novel_gazing. Now I don't post there except for pictures sometimes.

I used to friend people back if they friended me and were not regularly posting about things I didn't want to read about. Lately it's not nearly so automatic on my part, but you should feel free to friend me if you like; I don't mind. Please introduce yourself if you don't have many entries or interests listed on your lj, especially if I've met you in real life and might not know it.

"The future ain't what it used to be, and what's more, it never was."--Lee Hays

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