About Kathy E. Gill

I'm a writer and web developer ... motorcycle instructor ... transplanted southerner living in the damp Pacific Northwest. Love mysteries and science fiction -- philosophy and psychology. Also drawn to technical books on web design and usability.

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Recent Activity

  • Kathy shared from The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health by Carolyn Bernstein, Elaine McArdle
    Migraine is the ninth-leading cause of disability among women, and the nineteenth most-common disability in the world, more common than diabetes or asthma.
    Note: #readingOutLoud
  • Kathy shared from Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide to Building a Business with Impact (The 99U Book Series 3) by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
    It’s relatively easy to arrive at a one-sentence description of what your product does. But that’s not a brand idea. The best brands, the strongest brands, the ones that everybody loves, stand for a concept that is much greater than the product itself. To use two well-worn examples, Nike isn’t about sneakers; it’s about performance. Apple isn’t about computers; it’s about creativity.
    Note: Getting to the core of being #readingOutLoud
  • Kathy shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AHPAX4/ref=r_soa_p_i
    “The really big fortune, the swollen fortune, by mere fact of its size acquires qualities which differentiate it in kind as well as in degree from what is possessed by men of relatively small means.” Roosevelt called for graduated income and inheritance taxes. He wanted “combinations in industry” to be controlled in the interest of the public welfare. Corporations were to be denied suffrage. “I stand for the square deal!” he thundered. It is impossible to imagine any American politician today delivering Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” speech. It was written (mostly by a progressive...
    Note: TR in 1910. Who carries this mantle today? #readingOutLoud
  • Kathy shared from Beaker's Dozen by Nancy Kress
    If the truth shall kill them, let them die. —Immanuel Kant   The first day of school, we had assault-with-intent in Ms. Kelly’s room. I was in my room next door, 136, laying down the law to 7C math. The usual first-day bullshit: turn in homework every day, take your assigned seat as soon as you walk in, don’t bring a weapon or an abusive attitude into my classroom or you’ll wish you’d never been born. The kids would ignore the first, do the others—for me anyway. Apparently not for Jenny Kelly. “Mr. Shaunessy! Mr. Shaunessy! Come quick, they throwing chairs next door! The new teacher...
    Note: .@nancyKress mines everyday experiences like an alchemist #readingOutLoud
  • Kathy shared from Beaker's Dozen by Nancy Kress
    “Eight years ago you convinced Zweigler I was only a minor member of the research team, included only because I was your sister. I’ve always wondered, by the way, how you did that—were you sleeping with him, too? Seven years ago you got me shunted off into the minor area of the project’s effect on female gametes—which nobody cared about because it was already clear there was no way around sterility as a side effect. Nobody thought it was too high a price for a perfect, self-repairing body, did they? Except me.” Paula didn’t answer. Lollie carried her frog to the wading pool and set...
    Note: A very short (2k words) story about nanotechnology and hubris @nancyKress #readingOutLoud
(Seattle, WA United States)
Kathy E. Gill