Women’s March Weekend for Bookish Nerds

I originally posted this on Medium January 20, 2018, but the humble advice here works any time you want to make a political difference, especially a feminist one, even if you aren’t totally cool with crowds. You too can #resist, bookish nerds! – KHG   I went to the Women’s March in 2017, and it […]

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Freelancing Is Like Baking

or, a study in forced metaphors and The Great British Baking Show For a little less than a year and a half, I contracted with TechCrunch to write nearly a dozen posts a month on automotive technology. As of July 31, 2017, that contract came to an end. This is how things work in the freelance […]

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Take the Wheel Gets Bigger and Better

The revised edition of Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self will be out in November! Here’s a quick tour of the changes: The booklet Alternative Fueliverse has been updated and included in the text of Take the Wheel. If an electric car or plug-in hybrid is on […]

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Find Me This Summer!

I’ll be traveling tons over the summer! You can find me at all kinds of events that explore the future of automotive and transportation issues. Three of these events explore the possibilities and pitfalls of these issues; the other two tackle them on the ground with actual cars you can buy or watch race right […]

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My Shitty Mantra

Mr. HG had both had long, stressful workweeks, and a non-rainy Sunday was in the forecast. A couple hours under the trees with the dog would be the mind-cleansing, soul-restoring excursion we needed. It was true — our minds were cleansed by exhaustion and our souls were restored by surviving. It was a far harder […]

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Learning? Let Lynda and Your Library Help!

This post brought to you by the letter L. I’ve self-published a book before (Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self), and I work in publishing, so I feel pretty confident about publishing Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories this summer. I’ve got lots of […]

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Owning the Means of My Production

On International Women’s Day 2017, I participated in A Day Without Women. It was supposed to be a general strike, but it supposed a lot of privilege on the part of the strikers. There were millions of women who couldn’t take a day off. I’m a freelance writer and editor, so I worked extra hours […]

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The Bottom Line Is Not Just a Figure of Speech

I’ve been a freelance writer and editor years longer than I’ve had proper accounting software. (A quick hat tip to Freshbooks for making the switch from home-brewed spreadsheets to software not so painful.) While the basics are easy (invoice! expense! bam!), and I have a brilliant freelance-friendly tax accountant, I’m still learning a lot about […]

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How to Write a Nonfiction Book

Procrastinate by proofreading a friend’s novel because I am all about giving back to the writing community. Play some video games. Open up all the notes and outlines. Despair. I thought I had better notes. This isn’t an outline; it’s a list of facts. I’m supposed to make a story out of this? Shit shit […]

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